Talk:Dark Insight (3.5e Variant Rule)

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RatedFavor.png Sulacu favors this article and rated it 4 of 4!
To be honest, I've been playing Call of Cthulhu before I even got into D&D, and a while ago, while reading this for the first time, it suddenly hit me.

After about 10 years of intense homebrewing, we finally have all the pieces for a proper Call of Cthulhu D&D.

Still kinda miss experience checks, though.

RatedFavor.png Bhu favors this article and rated it 4 of 4!
THis would need to be playtested, but as it stands I love the general idea
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CoC Insanity for D&D, I've been thinking about how to do this for years.

And here you do it with top marks and even puts mytos knowlede into the packet as a bonus. Thanks

High Modifier[edit]

So I have an effective rank of 20 in this. What happens mechanically? There seems to be no downside to this. --Ghostwheel (talk) 06:51, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

"At any point you are exposed to an undesired change in dark insight, you can make a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 effect's HD if any + effect's Charisma modifier if any). However, you take a penalty on your save equal to your dark insight bonus. Creature associated with dark insight, such as any creature with the Abomination subtype, or any creature from the Far Realm, can add a creature's dark insight bonus as a bonus to their Listen, Search, and Spot checks against you, and can detect them as if they had scent. "
So they can find you really easy, and you're unlikely to avoid getting a higher dark insight if they decide to pop up and go "Boo!". It's small, but considering what they are this is the thing you probably do want to hide from. -- Eiji-kun (talk) 08:34, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh yeah, and as for the "shift into silent hill" function, remember, that's not really a good thing. In theory the DM could give you a secret passage through the wall. Or more likely you shift into the gibbering undergut of the eternal worm. And you're still there in the "real world", so no escaping that. -- Eiji-kun (talk) 08:37, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking something more concrete. Like 1/2 "ranks" bonus vs. compulsion and charm effects, but penalty vs. illusions. Or something along those lines. --Ghostwheel (talk) 09:23, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
Not sure what charms, compulsions, or illusions have to do with the fluff...
It shouldn't be needed though. The benefit is practically the penalty in itself; being exposed to the dangers to eldritch things (and the DM's whims). I figure no need to throw stuff useful outside of the context of eldritch horrors. -- Eiji-kun (talk) 09:33, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
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