Fudging Dice Rolls

I admit that I occassionally fudge dice rolls when I GM, mostly to try and keep the game fun and interesting.  In my view, part of a GM’s job is judging when/where fudging a roll is appropriate, and where it’s not (for sure, it is never appropriate to fudge a dice roll to kill off a character or harass a player — unless the player wants their character to die).

So, how do you feel about the GM fudging dice rolls?


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3 Responses to “Fudging Dice Rolls”

  1. E. Wilson Says:

    I fudge dice rolls without compunction. A DM’s job is to provide the players with a great experience, not to obey the rulebook no matter what. It’s like a chef adding ingredients “to taste” rather than measuring exactly according to the recipe. If the diners love it, then mission accomplished.

  2. David Jenks Says:

    if I’m running the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, there is no fudging.


    Other games (the Pathfinder Beginner Box, forex) might get a fudge-concession.

    • edowar Says:

      Good point. I can see where certain games, or certain types of campaigns, call for no-fudging. I’d probably not fudge rolls for a game of Paranoia, for example, where the PCs are supposed to die frequently and hilariously.

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