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    Random Events

    Just wnated to know what the general concensus might be on how often you should incorporate a random event (as defined in chapter five of the BR rules) into game play? Also, should a character be able to use regency or the expenditure of gold bars to affect the final resolution check in their favor?

    My apologies if I have placed this in the wrong thread, I realize now it probably should have gone in the Royal Library.
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    I have moved it to the Royal Library.

    For people's reference, the BR wiki copy of what ch 5 says on random events is at http://www.birthright.net/brwiki/ind...#Domain_events

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    Thank you for moving this to the correct location and the reference.

    So since the resolution of the event can be based on a regent or his/her court using standard or court actions, wouldn't the expenditure of regency or gold be allowed to sway the final event resolution die roll?

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    Alright, I have a question to ask then, as I've pondered a similar question: Is this rolled for one PC and then selected either at random/rolled or specific? or all the PCs?

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    One thing wasn't made totally clear by you Grinster. Are you playing AD&D or D&D3.5? (I suspect 3.5 because of the ch5 reference) I don't know whether there is any difference between the rules about domain events for them, but it might help people put things in perspective.

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    Game reference

    I use 3.5 with the BR rules.

    I don't often use random events, maybe once every 6-months of game time. But when I can use them to spice up the plot line, this question invariably arises. It's an area that has never really been all that clear.

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    I might have to use 3.5 with some of my friends still not responding to my text messages about running a 2E game. I last texted three weeks ago. I assume they are trying to convince me to run a 3.5. Anyways, still curious of anyone's opinion of my above question. I assume it means for each domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakobLiar View Post
    Alright, I have a question to ask then, as I've pondered a similar question: Is this rolled for one PC and then selected either at random/rolled or specific? or all the PCs?

    Your choice as DM.

    In general the rules suggest picking 1 area to focus on for the center of action.

    These random actions also help determine adventure hooks by the way.

    I would roll for all PCs in the area of action, unless I had already "planned" an adventure hook to set up. 1 PC shouldn't have a disadvantage by having to respond to a random event while the others don't.
    Duane Eggert

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    I do normally use them for adventure hooks, if needed, and also to remind PC regents that large organizations such as guilds, churches, or realms are not always smooth running machines - problems can and do occur, and their reactions to those problems can have some pretty interesting consequences.

    But as I've already stated, I try to be pretty frugal in my use of random events.

    Thanks for the insight.

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    Thanks for the response. I'll definitely look forward to implementing that when it comes to the game time. Thanks again.

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