Started by Ry, October 22, 2008, 12:02:42 PM
Quote from: Ron Edwards on October 24, 2008, 04:19:54 PMAs far as I know, the first RPG to use the "only players roll" technique - or more accurately, using NPC scores as modifiers of or targets for a single roll - was Legendary Lives, from Marquee Press in the early 1990s.
Quote from: Finarvyn on December 17, 2008, 09:50:04 PMSomehow that doesn't sound right because I think SAGA was card-based instead of dice-based, but some game of that general era used this general concept.
Quote from: greyorm on December 18, 2008, 01:51:17 AM...an article in Dragon magazine during either the late 80's or early 90's which described a "players always roll" or rather "players roll for 'defense' " style of play for AD&D, which took many of the dice out of the GM's hands. As I recall, instead of the GM rolling a monster's to-hit against a character's AC, the players instead rolled to-defend against a monster's THAC0 for their character....Ah-ha! My Google-fu is with me tonight: the article was titled "Defend Yourself!", written by Blake Mobley for Dragon #177, the ish for January of '92.