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by Gentlefox
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are humans really this bad? Looking for alternate bonuses.
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: Are humans really this bad? Looking for alternate bonuses.

I'm not worried about the balance as much as I am bothered that there's zero mechanical reason to play a human.

I think I'll go with +1 to an ability mod less than +3.
by Gentlefox
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are humans really this bad? Looking for alternate bonuses.
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: Are humans really this bad? Looking for alternate bonuses.

Yeah, I don't plan on having racism or item restrictions and such so it isn't for me. 1st level + bonuses could work, but I'm kind of annoyed by the whole thing. I feel like this whole issues stems from trying to be loyal to BX but then completely ignoring that BX capped demihumans from advancing to...
by Gentlefox
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are humans really this bad? Looking for alternate bonuses.
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: Are humans really this bad? Looking for alternate bonuses.

Thanks. I don't buy the "human-centric" reason as good enough to have a nearly worthless bonus when Dwarves are drowning in free saves. Admittedly the majority of my fantasy ideas come from the Hobbit book and LotR movies, but I don't recall any major racism in either. Maaaaybe if the races were hat...
by Gentlefox
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are humans really this bad? Looking for alternate bonuses.
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Are humans really this bad? Looking for alternate bonuses.

I am new to old school RPGs and appreciate most of the changes from BX -> BFRPG, but I can't wrap my head around the rationale behind the bonus humans get. Comparing humans to dwarves, we get Humans: No Con requirement. Can use weapons that dwarves can't, but this is close to meaningless, as equival...
by Gentlefox
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: BFRPG Game Master's Screen by Scott Abraham
Replies: 18
Views: 12111

Re: BFRPG Game Master's Screen by Scott Abraham

It would be cool to have the encumbrance/movement rules here, otherwise awesome!