Improved Initiative (proposal...ish) - Page 2

What's on your mind?

+ Log in or register to post
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Gallant (Lvl 3)

    dammitbiscuit's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Read 0 Reviews

    Ignore dammitbiscuit

    Improved Initiative (proposal...ish)

    (proposalish in that I recommend further simplifying PMiller's system)

    For the most part, I like PMiller's way of doing initiative as one that promotes thinking as a member of a team, rather than as a lone show-off.

    I feel that it gives folks with high Init the opportunity to "double-dip" by getting both an individual bonus and group bonus from their high modifier, and it seems like an unnecessary amount of rolling which strongly promotes average results.

    My version:

    1. Each side, in advance, averages their individual initiative modifiers into a group score.
    2. Each side rolls 1 die to determine their initiative. If one side has surprise on the other, that side rolls with Advantage. (roll 2d20, take the highest)
    3. (the DM can average mods during prep, players can get their average during check-in, and then it's all done thenceforth!)

    I'm discussing it along with other streamlined initiative systems here, but I'm a bit more interested in the PbP angle than in Reddit's F2F leanings.
    Last edited by dammitbiscuit; Thursday, 12th July, 2012 at 01:56 PM.

+ Log in or register to post

Similar Threads

  1. Improved Initiative: Alternatives?
    By Malachei in forum Older D&D Editions and OSR Gaming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Tuesday, 27th July, 2010, 09:01 AM
  2. Improved Initiative
    By green slime in forum Older D&D Editions and OSR Gaming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Tuesday, 3rd August, 2004, 01:11 PM
  3. Improved Initiative
    By Nathal in forum General RPG Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Tuesday, 27th May, 2003, 05:00 PM
  4. Improved Initiative x2
    By Felix in forum Older D&D Editions and OSR Gaming
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Tuesday, 25th March, 2003, 02:46 PM
  5. [YBA Meta] Initiative: a radical proposal
    By Ciaran in forum Playing the Game
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2002, 01:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts