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Skillful Stunts
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Lennart S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/07/2008 11:06:11

What I liked:

  • The basic idea is nice (giving players an edge in combat based on their skills)

What I disliked:

  • No drawback - so if these stunts are allowed, and a character is using a standard action to attack, then using the stunt is a no-brainer
  • Example on page 2 doesn't follow the rules given on same page
  • Extra doesn't scale well (+1d10 is a lot at lvl 1, but a joke at lvl 20)
  • The stunt DC is not depending on the stunt at all
  • The result is not depending on the stunt at all
  • The actual skill is not important as well - just choose the skill with most ranks in

The idea is nice, but it needs more thought to be really useful.



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
Skillful Stunts
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Jose L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/19/2007 00:00:00

This is a pretty neat product that describes a way to use skills in a variety of combat situations. It does this through a new mechanic called "a stunt check." It's based on your opponent's stats, and you get to add your bonus from the relevant skill. The stunt mechanics are quickly explained, and the rest of the product is examples of stunts and the relevant ability used.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Inexpensive. This is a good way to liven up combat and maybe give an otherwise combat-light character a way to make a difference. The examples and flavor are well done too.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Skillful Stunts
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Sean H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 11/15/2006 00:00:00

Skillful Stunts by Adamant Entertainment is part of Adamant?s D20 Master Kit series which provides setting independent rules options for D20 fantasy. This product is eight pages (seven after OGL) long with a clean layout and a few B&W illustrations, with examples are clearly set aside in shaded boxes.

The purpose of Skillful Stunts is to both allow for more cinematic combat in the D20 system and to allow a wider number of skills to be useful in combat. It uses a very simple system to determine the DC of the stunt ?the player is encouraged to be creative in describing the stunts and examples for almost all skills are included? and if it is successful, the character gains a Stunt Point. The DC for stunts can be voluntarily increased with the payoff being additional Stunt Points. The stunt points can be traded in useful combat bonuses (extra damage, lowering an opponent?s armor class, save penalties).

Additionally, multiple skills can be combined into a single stunt, such as ?the Stare? which uses Intimidate, Concentration and Gather Information. Combined stunts are more difficult but potentially gain one Stunt Point for each skill used and it encourages players to be creative. It is suggested that character be limited to one stunt per level per session (though, you might want to make it one successful stunt per level), which seems like a reasonable balancing factor, and ?of course? the villains can use them too.

Skillful Stunts is a nice system for encouraging creative and cinematic play in D20, if such appeals to your play-style, take a look.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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