Apr 15, 2019

Cockatrice Nuggets #47 show notes


Episode 47
Published on April 15, 2019
Something old, something new Dungeons and Dragons version
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Borrowed - encumbrance rules

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Apr 10, 2019

More on hexcrawling (part 2)

Part one here.

I got to use my traces/tracks/spoor/monster/lair table for encounters this week and found out it doesnt work for hex crawling. If you recall, I was rolling every four hours and cleared the encounter track every night. That means I need six (remember there are 2 traces) out of six dice to come up as successes. Why didn't I figure this out? Why didn't you tell me! Well, that's what playtesting is for, my players got off easy!
Ok, we have two options here, decrease the DC or shorten the encounter track. Either should work, but which is better? I want an encounter once every few days, let's say twenty five percent chance per day. If I were rolling one d20 I would set a DC 15, as each increment of a d20 is one twentieth of one hundred, or five percent. Looking at anydice 6d20 output, 72+ is about 25% so I'm guessing a DC of 12 without any fancy probability math. Is there a website that will do that for me? To google!
Lowering the DC means I still need 6 successes. Or I could use a range. Probably based off of the encounter DC. DC 19 encounter, 17-18 is track, 15-16 is spoor, natural 20 is lair.

So looking over this today, I came up with a solution I like and will try. Nat 20 is a lair, encounter DC-1 is spoor, -2 is tracks, -3 and -4 are traces. Now to make encounter tables!


I removed the graph side and pelaced it with a rocketbook page (not shown). Here is the revised tracker in google drive.




Apr 3, 2019

Cockatrice Nuggets #45 show notes

Episode 45
Published on April 3, 2019
Recap of my Midgard Dungeons and Dragons campaign and reviewing the prep from my last episode.


Morgau noble, whatever that means, lol I'm a GM who has no idea what the players have used out of my book! I've never even read Midgard Adventures!
Shadow Tor in Castle Sites


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Cockatrice Nuggets #44 show notes



Episode 44

March 23, 2019


prep for my kobold press midgard dungeons and dragons game.

Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master
Midguard
Castle Sites 2e
Dungeon of the Mad Mage
Control panel article (shared by Ray Otus)
Audio dungeon discord
Tome of adventure design

Thanks for listening! As always you can find me on Patreon, Blogger, Anchor, and the various socials; Facebook, Twitter, Audio Dungeon Discord and I have a room at Tenkar's Tavern Discord. Hope to see you there!


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Follow along with the game:
Midgard map
Midgard Setting Books
World Anvil
House Rules