- Jump d20 feet; add Strength or Dex bonus, subtract −4 per encumbrance level.
- Jump d6×3 feet; subtract −1 from roll per encumbrance level
- Jump d4×5 feet; subtract −1 from roll per encumbrance level
Thursday, February 13, 2014
For basic skill mechanics, it's not uncommon for me to turn to the d20 System (3E SRD) and abstract what I find there to some simpler rule for OD&D. Generally the SRD rules output pretty good results, but the system is far too complicated for me to use at the table (there's no way you can remember all the moving pieces, requiring constant book lookups for every bit of minutiae). So this "cutting down" process usually works pretty well for me. Here are some options for a simple running-long-jump rule (such as over pits or other obstacles):