"Black Dougal gasps 'Poison!' and falls to the floor. He looks dead."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Why B/X Is My Favorite #10

10. The Reaction Roll subsytem

I previously did a long post on this one at Reaction Rolls - My Favorite Sub-System

To quote the first paragraph:
One of my favorite B/X sub-systems, and likely the one that I use the most, is the reaction roll as detailed on page B21 for retainers and B24 for monsters. A quick 2d6 and you can determine all sorts of wonderful things. Just about any type of interaction can be determined with this mechanic.

I know many people don't like using randomness to determine the outcomes of roleplaying situations. I have no problem with it.

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