Sneak Attack Feats

These feats allow you to do additional damage to opponents who are unable to defend themselves effectively, by striking a vital spot. Your character does additional damage any time your opponent is denied Dexterity bonus to AC. Only creatures susceptible to critical hits (living creatures with discernible anatomies) are subject …

KJD-IMC Categories

This was originally posted in 2006 to help clarify the tags I was using on my posts to rec.games.frp.dnd.  Apparently ‘kjd-imc’ became known as a place for cool-but-scary ideas, so people would sometimes avoid these posts even when they were relatively simple and straightforward topics.  I’ve since carried the use …

Steampunk Dwarves

Dwarves IMC are very isolationist. After stomping the humans rather thoroughly when the Empire tried to annex the mountains (human infantry trying to attack dwarven fortresses, said fortresses having cannon and grapeshot… you just know that’s not going to work), they turned their backs on them, having a no-interaction arrangement. …

Combat Actions

Each round represents approximately 6 seconds in the game world. A round presents an opportunity for each character involved in a combat to take an action. Each round’s activity begins with the character with the highest initiative result and then proceeds, in order, from there. Each round of a combat …

On Languages

Introduction Languages are handled simply — simplistically, in my opinion — in D&D, using the Speak Language ‘skill’. There are several things I don’t care for with this model. A single rank in Speak Language provides full fluency with a language; you either speak a language fluently or not at …