DCCZ: Defenders of the Red Keep
Shields Shall Be Shattered!
“With my houserule, you get the usual -1 to your AC with a shield. However, any time you take damage, you can opt instead to say your shield absorbed the force of the blow. The shield is shattered and must be discarded, but you don’t take any damage from that hit.
You can sacrifice the shield in exchange for an automatic save and half damage..
Each +1 gives the shield a 10% chance to survive the blow.”
I am going to expand this to say that PCs can sacrifice any weapon or magic item to avoid a killing blow. Got that idea here: http://jrients.blogspot.com/2017/07/dont-give-up-dont-beg-for-mercy-bargain.html
For each night in town, characters can roll on the Carousing Tables
Each time a character levels, the player rolls on my Random Class Abilities tables.
I tweaked the tables from here:
Wizards cannot spellburn to avoid corruption. Pfft! That’s ridiculous. I want more corruption for my wizards.