Well, only half the characters died.
This… has been laying about for quite some time, but my players just got themselves into crystal mountain so… here it is. (Well that was like several weeks ago now, haha. Exams are rough)
The moment a soldier becomes a fighter, is when battle goes from being a job to being a calling.
Just something I hadn’t thought about. Dice probability is always interesting, but the way that, say, 2d6 and 1d8+1d4 differ in probability even with the same average and range might actually be useful for nudging probabilities.
Happy new year! It’s time to fail with writing the correct year on stuff for several months! And also, here’s one of those retrospect posts or whatever.
I said that I would make something that could be downloaded before the end of 2017, so I did. And It’s not even the 31st! I’m well on time.
Anyways, here it is, as a PDF:
I even made a verision for those that still use medieval units! (jk)
It’s vaguely written up for LotFP. It escalated a bit though… I started out with me just wanting to write down a little dungeon from my game, and it ended up as a 18-page (A5), 4000 words PDF with illustrations (or at least messy ink sketches) and stuff. Heh. Hope it’s worth something.
Feel free to drop a comment/email/message/whatever if you run it (or just read it/borrowed stuff from it).
I’ve been working a tad more on my huge table of prices and stuff.
Then I thought… if the king of France was playing D&D 5e in 1385, how many plate armors could he buy? As it turns out, using the entirety of the kingdom of France’s capital (including all taxes etc) for a year one could buy 2700 sets of plate armor.
A knight banneret (an “officer” or higher ranking knight) would need almost two full years of pay to buy a set, using the 5e price of 1500 gp. (The higher figure I found had them making around 860 gp per year… in full year-long service, I think?).
Theoretically, one gp in 1385 corresponds to around $3500 today. So the cost of plate armor in 5e would correspond to maybe 5 million USD. That seems quite a bit too much, compared to the 3-18 “gp” (livre / pound) that’s in the sources I’ve found.