Have you ever failed a charisma check?

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JMStarling

Apr 27, 2008

This question ought to be retired.  Especially when I found out it was a D & D reference.  There is a rule about avoiding pop culture references, and this is a particularly obscure one.

chainedpunkgirl

Apr 28, 2008

haha, is it? And even so, you know waht charisma is, it's not a hard jump in logic to make. lrn2google.

flyingkitty

May 16, 2008

Not having ever failed a charisma check doesn't mean you have high charisma. It means:

1) You've spent your whole life hiding somewhere to avoid interacting with people.

or

2) You have incredible luck.

Because one roll in 20 is going to be a natural 1. And a natural 1 always fails.

 

Besides, there's always someone out there who has your race/class/gender/etc. as a favored enemy.

 

Geeky? Me? Never.... (the sad thing is, I don't even like D&D - I mostly play weird indie stuff or Mage.)

BMWHRD2

May 16, 2008

I have failed many.  Never off the table though.

calandale1

May 16, 2008

JMStarling:

This question ought to be retired.  Especially when I found out it was a D & D reference.  There is a rule about avoiding pop culture references, and this is a particularly obscure one.

 

No. Obscure would be an open ended presence roll.

Tindytim

May 16, 2008

Never, baby.

baruch60610

May 20, 2008

WTF *is* a charisma check?  I've never failed one, because I've never had one.

 

I've never failed a bar exam, either - for the same reason.

BlackbirdWaiter

May 20, 2008

I play Dwarves a lot, so, yeah, I've failed my fair share.

om-nom-namaste

Jun 1, 2008

If my name was Stephen Colbert, I'd put this question on the "Dead To Me" list.

WizardsSleev

Jun 4, 2008

haha yeah dungeons and dragons is an obscure pop culture reference, guess none of you were children in the last 40 years

ashgael

Jun 9, 2008

JMStarling:

This question ought to be retired.  Especially when I found out it was a D & D reference.  There is a rule about avoiding pop culture references, and this is a particularly obscure one.

Yesh, Pop is an abreveated form of Popular. Sence whin is role playing a part of Popular culter?
Besides, the only aspect of the question that is specificaly D20 gaming ( DND is not the only one out there any more ) is the natural 20 part. In GURPS it would be with a natural 18 and in WW it would be with 0 successes and atlest one 1. In cyberpunk it would be a natural 1. I'm sure I could think of more but I dont want people to get the idea that I'm some sort of ubber geek

Outside_the-Box

Jun 9, 2008

Given the number of D&D spinoff computer games and references to it in other pop media, you could probably make a case that it's pare of the 'cultural ethos'.  It's like referencing Barbie or Pez.

That said, I think the "do you own any dice with more than 20 sides" question outs the RPGers well enough.  This is probably a little redundant (even if it does give you some idea what the admin folks find amusing).  Of course, you can always just hit the 'skip' button.

monkeyznutz

Jun 9, 2008

Well, damn. I was going to make an obscure reference to playing dwarves a lot, but someone beat me to it.

Wait, I play half-orcs a lot. HA!

ashgael

Jun 10, 2008

baruch60610:

WTF *is* a charisma check?  I've never failed one, because I've never had one.

 A charisma check occures when ever you aproch someone new. You say hi and the quality of their response is determined by your role.
IE: a failed check is when you go up to a woman at a bar Say "Hello, has anyone ever told you your hot" and she tells you to "Get lost" A botched role would be if she tossed her drink in her face.

I've never failed a bar exam, either - for the same reason.

ashgael

Jun 10, 2008

monkeyznutz:

Well, damn. I was going to make an obscure reference to playing dwarves a lot, but someone beat me to it.

Wait, I play half-orcs a lot. HA!

As my game of prefrance is shadowrun for the most part no half's in shadowrun.
I do play Forgotten Realms but I tend to get a lot more creative with Cher. Gen. in that game. My last two PC consisted of Azitherin nazitheril A copper dragon who was cursed to be human and was a caose mage ( I actualy roled path of the serpent for the cher. ) and a Half Drow Half moon elf shaman who was raised by a human druid/cleric of chauntea. Add my personal luck with dice and I dont fail to many roles - not during a game.
Now my mother and others beleave that its okay to hit a person with the dice cup when they get their 4th yatzy And I am not alowed to teach people to play Rook anymore.

 

senbonz

Sep 7, 2008

Me and FargoFox4 keep debating whether or not this is a D&D reference or whether or not it just means a social blunder.

I think it's pretty obvious a D and D reference.

*shrugs*

And No, because I've never played that fucking stupid assed game. -.-

Kaze_no_Kae

Sep 7, 2008

Plenty of times, in game and IRL :P

 

And its not exclusive to D&D.  Most RPGs (tabletop, although its seeping into computer RPGs as well...KOTOR ftw ok it would sometimes seem to use a D1 on KOTOR (in that you can fail the same negotiation indefinately so long as you retain the same prior attributes), but at least it has modifiers lol rather than fixed responses to everything you say like older computer RPGs) have a stat for charisma or similar attribute.  And yes, being a computer games development student, I have literally studied the negotiation system in KOTOR :P

senbonz

Sep 7, 2008

Ah, ok. :3

Well, then no, because I've never played a geeky-assed game like that. XD

WillowTre

Sep 7, 2008

If a natural 20 counts a failure, then the rules must have changed somewhere or it's talking about a different game than what I've seen played. All the games I've watched, a natural 20 was a critical success...not a failure.

ashgael

Sep 8, 2008

->If a natural 20 counts a failure, then the rules must have changed somewhere or it's talking about a different game than what I've seen played. All the games I've watched, a natural 20 was a critical success...not a failure.<- Actualy, while this is true for skill roles it is now for stat checks were the object is to role below the stat. IE: for a PC with a charisma of 10 the target on a charisma check would be 10 or less, were as if they were roleing a skill like fast talk then they would add their skill score to the dice role in hopes of beating the target number IE:roleing fast talk skill of 5 vs a dificulty of 15 would require a role of 10+ to succeed

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