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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rules Shall Be Splintered!

Just a short note about Trollsmith's "Shields Shall Be Splintered!" and its other-things-to-splinter spin-offs (helms and swords, limbs, Thought Shields, horsies.) Jeff Rients didn't use the name, but he's just essentially proposed "Henchmen Shall Be Splintered!"


  1. I'm not a big fan of "throw away" NPCs. Kinda violates the whole point and definitely violates the spirit of NPCs, at least as understood by Gygax.

  2. A straight "throw-away" rule is pretty bad, and maybe even the version Jeff Rients posted is too extreme, although he does limit the sacrifice to once a session. But I'm wondering if there's a way to do the same thing in a less extreme way. Maybe a reaction roll to see if the hirelings helps, and if so, splitting damage between the two.