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Converting from Descending AC to Ascending AC — 5 Comments

  1. Hi Randall,

    Your write-up seems straight forward to me. I had my 12 year old daughter (who has no rpg experience) read it also, and she understood it easily as well.

    Of course she did mention that you need to put a "you" in the sentence "If_have old adventures".
    I didn't catch that myself at first. Ah, the gift of young eyes, they are the best editors. 😉

  2. @Brian: Perhaps it isn't so bad, to me it just seems like a lot of words to explain a simple concept.

    Please thank your daughter for catching the word omission for me. I've corrected it in rules.

  3. @Randall: I think it is a very simplified, and concise explanation. Younger people like my daughter, or people new to rpgs should have no problem grasping what you wrote. I don't think you could edit it too much more without losing necessary information, or making it less easy to understand.

    The funny thing is “modern” game systems would spend a whole page or so to convey the same information. 🙂

  4. This seems to be an extra rule that doesn't accomplish it's stated goal. In both advanced and original AC games, straight plate has AC3, and chain has 5. The only difference is unarmored and unarmored with shield. This rule would actually give most original characters/monsters a much lower ac than they should.