Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Can you jump this gap? (Jump Rules)

More games need rules for jumps. It comes up all the time, and it's never actually useful either- too many games with specific units and lengths for jumps.

Instead, just use this table. No rolling unless it says so. Here's a cleaner pdf version.


Defining the Gap-
Every gap you can "jump" is roughly something you could imagine a human jumping with a running start, such as the chasm in a cave or the roofs of two wagons speeding through the desert. If the gap is smaller then that, or isn't very precarious, then you don't need to roll because it's easy. If the gap is too big to feasible jump, or you're trying to Jedi-jump your way into an open window like 20 feet up a castle tower you can't roll because you can't do it unless you have a special power or spell or whatever. Pretty simple.

By default, if you can't jump the gap and try anyway or fail your roll; you get a save. On a failed save, you fall. On a successful save, you manage to catch the edge of the far platform with your hands, and need help to climb back up unless you're strong (+1 Strength or better). It takes one combat round to pull you up.

In the case of multiple conditions begin true, use the bottom-most row on the Y axis and the right-most column on the X axis.

Can you Jump the Gap?


Jumping while...

Not in a Rush

On a Ninja-Stealth Mission

Being Chased

Shot at with arrows

it's raining or wet

the gap is big / other side is higher up

You have a vine/rope to swing on

Moving Platforms / During Earthquake

Being attacked by flying monsters

Are you...











Average?


Yes

Yes but 5 in 6 or you make noise

5 in 6

4 in 6

2 in 6

No

Yes

No

No

Agile? (+1 Dex)


Yes

Yes

Yes

5 in 6

3 in 6

1 in 6

Yes

No

No

A Rogue?


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

5 in 6

2 in 6

Yes

1 in 6

No

A 7th Level Rogue?


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

4 in 6

Yes

2 in 6

1 in 6

Very Agile Level 7 Rogue? (+2 Dex)


Yes

ofc

Yes

Yes

Yes

5 in 6

Yes

3 in 6

2 in 6

Encumbered?


5 in 6

Yes but always makes noise

2 in 6

1 in 6

No

No

Yes

No

No

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