Doug Miles wrote:
Skip the math on high die rolls.That's a good point. A lot of time at the table is wasted by players or GMs looking up a DC target before the roll is made. JUST ROLL THE DIE. Even if all the modifiers aren't known yet, it's a fair bet at Tier 3-4 that a 4 on the d20 is a failed Will save for a fighter, while an 18 on the die is going to succeed. If there's still a question/quibble, THEN they can look it up. Keep the game moving.
Yeah, what he said. Except at high tiers. Nothing more priceless than a competent fighter type rolling a 19, claim it's a crit threat, start rolling again to confirm, and then I stop them and say, "well what's the total on the attack roll?"