Save or Suck /Die in Dungeons and Dragons

Biggus Geekus Podcast
Biggus Geekus Podcast
Save or Suck /Die in Dungeons and Dragons

Episode 66 Tuesday December 14,2021
With special guest co-hosts OG GM and Bruce Lombardo of Dix Division

Call ins & Emails from the Outlands
Call-ins & emails: Email from Web Warrior. To be addressed with Randy

1. Nu-TSR is at it again and then they are not: and then

2. WOTC erases its own lore:

Main Topic: Save or Suck
1. What are these things called “save or suck”?
2. DnD editions had plenty of these until 3.5, 4e (and Pathfinder to a lesser extent) & 5e.
3. Alternatives:
a.) Gradual effects
b.) Maybe lots of damage
c.) Hit Point Threshold
4. How bad do they suck or do they just force other interesting challenges/choices?
5. Do the “save or suck” spells imply a certain style of game vs the others? If so, what are the main differences?

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