i know delving deeper is out and all, but i love S&W white box from the halfling. i'm going to start running it again soon and i whipped up a character sheet. i figured maybe some of you guys might be interested in it. i posted here in the general BH forum since the last activity in the white box forum was over 2 years ago. anyways...enjoy.
Nice to see that there is still love for the rules set. I know I enjoyed writing it and injecting some of my ideas and philosophies into the rules.
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Post by strangebrew on Aug 25, 2013 15:04:49 GMT -6
The BH S&WWB was great because it was so cleanly and simply presented. When the first D&D Next packet was released, I thought "hey this is just like the White Box!" Same kind of formatting and simple design. I still wonder if they based their playtest document on that design. And for the record, I prefer the WB.
I think that the DD Reference Rules did a good job of also keeping it sharp and tidy. My favorite game is basically Delving Deeper with the White Box as an appendix. Stat bonuses, ascending armor class, and sometimes saving throws.
Since FIn is here, I was wondering if you could give any insight to the calculation of monsters' saves. By the book, it's 19 minus the monster's hit dice. This is much worse than the characters' saves, which are something like 16 minus their hit dice. Is this a S&W thing? I usually have monsters just save as fighters myself, since this formula is so odd to me.
Sold my box to a forum member recently, but still have my BH Lulu softcover. Love it. My fave version of S&W. I would also like to get a print copy of 1st print WB, but reckon I will have that done locally as 3rd is out now on lulu and I could do without the extra fluff Matt included in both recent versions of WB, and Core (still have my lulu 1st print core)
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