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Author Topic: Houses of the Blooded Character Creation  (Read 3815 times)
John Wick
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« on: January 29, 2007, 10:35:47 AM »

Hey guys.

Over at my LJ,, I'm putting up the character creation rules for Houses of the Blooded, one step per day. By the end of the wthe week, you'll have a complete character. Feedback is welcome, of course.

Enjoy!

http://wickedthought.livejournal.com/612127.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 07:00:55 PM »

Heya John,

I have a question for ya.  Regarding risks you write:

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Target Number
To determine a character's success or failure, the GM uses a target number: a value set between 5 and 50 (sometimes higher). If the player's roll is equal to or greater than the target number (TN), his character succeeds. If his roll is lower than the TN, his character fails.

What is the effect of failure in your game?  I'm particularly interested in this.  Does the character simply fail to achieve his goal?  Is there a consiquence for failure?  I'm interested because when I design a game I look at failure as an opportunity for something else to happen.  So what happens in your game when a player isn't able to hit the TN with his rolls?

Peace,

-Troy
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 04:34:02 AM »

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John Wick
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 09:16:01 PM »

Heya John,

What is the effect of failure in your game?  I'm particularly interested in this.  Does the character simply fail to achieve his goal?  Is there a consiquence for failure?  I'm interested because when I design a game I look at failure as an opportunity for something else to happen.  So what happens in your game when a player isn't able to hit the TN with his rolls?

I've always believed that failure is enough of a penalty without additional consequence.
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John Wick
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 09:29:49 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 02:27:28 AM »

Heya John,

On contested risks you write:

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Sometimes you have to roll dice against another character. This is a contested risk. The GM determines the TN for both characters and they roll. The player who rolls higher wins the contest.

So does that mean who ever rolls highest regardless of the TN wins?  I may be reading that last sentence too literally, but what happens if both players do fail to make the TN?  In that case, does victory go to the highest roller?

Peace,

-Troy
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John Wick
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007, 03:33:28 AM »

Heya John,

On contested risks you write:

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Sometimes you have to roll dice against another character. This is a contested risk. The GM determines the TN for both characters and they roll. The player who rolls higher wins the contest.

So does that mean who ever rolls highest regardless of the TN wins?  I may be reading that last sentence too literally, but what happens if both players do fail to make the TN?  In that case, does victory go to the highest roller?

If both players fail, both characters fail l.
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