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How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

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How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: NayalaGelbert » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:07 am

In PnP (I know this isn't... work with me...) you can choose to fail a save. I ran into a situation earlier where I wanted to fail a save but I could not (Reflex bonus was too high and 1 doesn't auto-fail). Is there a way to do this in NWN? And if so, how?

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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Sarmanos » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:51 am

Nope, not without a DM.
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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Marleh » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:23 am

Find some armor with a low max dex bonus. I once used to carry that sort of thing round just in case another party member fell off one of the ledges or bridges in Deglos with the dex check, then I'd have to go after them.
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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: NayalaGelbert » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:30 am

Marleh wrote:Find some armor with a low max dex bonus. I once used to carry that sort of thing round just in case another party member fell off one of the ledges or bridges in Deglos with the dex check, then I'd have to go after them.

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That's exactly the situation I found myself in... And the only method I could think of (albeit, later on) to achieve a failed save.

Thanks! *wanders off to Deglos to give it a try*

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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Obscure » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:35 am

Sarmanos wrote:Nope, not without a DM.


I had a similar situation once as well, was during random RP though and not about a DM calling for a role (not sure about Nay's situation here). So what about simply choosing not to roll and RP the failure? Would that be okay in that situation?
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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Sarmanos » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:36 am

To elaborate it depends on the DM as well. Also items can work, but no guarantees there since you still have to roll the dice.
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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: NayalaGelbert » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:42 am

Yeah... In this case it was a static "trap" where, if you failed your reflex save, you "Fell a long way". Needless to say, with some dexterity bonus dehancing equipment and rolling until I got a 1... I fell... And got completely and thoroughly lost in Deglos!

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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: spool32 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:15 am

Obscure wrote:
Sarmanos wrote:Nope, not without a DM.


I had a similar situation once as well, was during random RP though and not about a DM calling for a role (not sure about Nay's situation here). So what about simply choosing not to roll and RP the failure? Would that be okay in that situation?


Absent a DM, you never have to roll anything, or respond to a roll, or respect what you do end up rolling. All that is by agreement of the players. So sure, you can absolutely choose not to roll, and play it however you want.
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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Marleh » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:43 am

NayalaGelbert wrote:Yeah... In this case it was a static "trap" where, if you failed your reflex save, you "Fell a long way". Needless to say, with some dexterity bonus dehancing equipment and rolling until I got a 1... I fell... And got completely and thoroughly lost in Deglos!

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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Hamlet » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:02 am

Wait, people still get lost in Deglos?... X:|
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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Brayon » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:19 am

Hamlet wrote:Wait, people still get lost in Deglos?... X:|


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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Hamlet » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:26 am

There's roadsigns, y'know? 8-) Also, papainhell & others made sure that the place is geographically adequate. Now, if you have problems thinking tunnel-wise ... I suspect you might be playing an Avlissian Elf. :P
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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: loki70 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:31 am

Hamlet wrote:There's roadsigns, y'know? 8-) Also, papainhell & others made sure that the place is geographically adequate. Now, if you have problems thinking tunnel-wise ... I suspect you might be playing an Avlissian Elf. :P

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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Speedracer » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:11 pm

Hamlet wrote:There's roadsigns, y'know? 8-) Also, papainhell & others made sure that the place is geographically adequate. Now, if you have problems thinking tunnel-wise ... I suspect you might be playing an Avlissian Elf. :P


Someone put in roadsigns? or is that only on the causeway?

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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Grunt » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:17 pm

Q: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?
A: Aggravate Miette until she fires off a spell at you.
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Re: How can you choose to fail a save in NWN?

PostAuthor: Hamlet » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:13 pm

Speedracer wrote:Someone put in roadsigns? or is that only on the causeway?

I hate waiting for a server reset to get my gear back, but if was easier to find where I had been I would love to try deglos again!


Yes. There are some. Most are on the not-so-out-there-in-the-barren-hills places. Common sense applies, though. And yes, ... even though it's papainhell we're talking 'bout.

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