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Started by Tobias, April 06, 2005, 11:16:54 AM
QuoteHow is it determined - for this opening conflict - that the conflict doesn't quickly escalate to shooting - with Zeb getting hit by a big 17? causing big fallout?
Quote from: lumpleyI raise: "get off my property" with a 17. You take the blow. Your character has to get off my property. And stay off, or whatever the implication of the raise was. You don't get to take the blow without taking the blow!Then you get to raise or give. If you can't come up with a good raise - because, for instance, you're now far away from the action - you have to give.But don't forget that you can play time tricks! "See: dang it, I get off his land. Raise: the next day, I see him in town..."
Quote from: lumpleyExactly. How about this: if you make a raise that could win the stakes for you automatically, be prepared to give your opponent suggestions about how to take the blow but still stay in the conflict, in case that's what happens. If you can't think of any suggestions, make a different raise!-Vincent
Quote from: Simon KamberQuote from: lumpleyHmm, just a thought here. Suppose the stakes where whether the initiate could stop the guy beating this horse to death, right now. Wouldn't that mean that taking the blow automatically lost the stakes?This is a problem I've had before. What if the nature of the Stakes is such that taking a blow makes you lose them?What if: the stakes are, "Can I get out of this without any blood being spilled, and the raise is "I kill you IN THE FACE!!!" and you have to take the blow?
Quote from: lumpleyHmm, just a thought here. Suppose the stakes where whether the initiate could stop the guy beating this horse to death, right now. Wouldn't that mean that taking the blow automatically lost the stakes?
Quote from: lumpleyJust raise appropriately to the stakes. If the stakes are "do I convince him to give up his sinnin' ways," you wouldn't raise with "I convince him to give up his sinnin' ways," would you? So if the stakes are "is blood spilled," don't raise with "I spill blood."