But more importantly, for simple binary questions, I prefer 1d6. I use the 2d6 with its not-quite-a-bell-curve when I want multiple levels of result, such as in reaction rolls. You have five possible results:
I use all five possible results for reactions. For turn undead or requests for divine aid, I mainly use the first four: Good or better always works, Normal works the very first time that day and fails thereafter, Bad
always fails, and Very Bad fails but also “angers the gods”, causing all future requests to fail until the supplicant atones.
Now, the interesting thing to consider is: could thief skills be adapting to a concept like that? Not just “You climbed the wall/You didn’t climb the wall”, but something more like:
- Climb successfully on Good result or better;
- Climb rate halved on Normal result;
- Almost slipped, have to stop halfway up on Bad result;
- Slip and fall on Very Bad result.
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