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Started by Darren Hill, October 09, 2003, 10:22:11 PM
Quote from: dunlaingIt doesn't have to have no effect on the battle. As the Narrator, you're well within your rights to say "You hit him in the head, knocking off his helmet. Ok, so his armor goes down to just +3 instead of +5, so he's a 3W instead of a 5W" as opposed to "You hit him in the head, knocking off his helmet. Cool. Of course, this has no effect on combat."You can also apply a penalty to him instead of worrying about his armor. You can say that fighting without his helmet gives him a -2. Likewise if someone uses a "Diarm foe" ability (or their swordfighting with an improv penalty) and succeeds, you can say "Ok, you lose 8 AP as your sword goes flying out of your hand" Then make the person either use an unrelated action to pick up their sword or use another weapon.
Quote from: Brand_RobinsOr let's say that the character is engaged in a heated debate with the Devi Yasmina who is clocking him with her Debate 5w2. The PC, desperate for an edge, steps in and grabs her, laying a kiss on her that curls her toes and makes her lose track of all her arguments. This is a really desperate move, and so will require a vast AP bid (I'd say either 40+ or everything the PC has). However it could allow the PC to use his Seduce Nubile Maiden 2w2 against the Devi's Resist Manly Barbarians of 17. If the PC loses the Devi slaps him and publicly spurns him, but if he wins he'll gain a huge advantage and possibly move the rest of the "debate" from debate skills to bodice ripper skills.
Quote from: GB SteveWith contest you have to remember that you aren't limited to using the same skill each round. When the contest is initiated the starting APs of each side are calculated from the skills used in the first exchange.
QuoteIn practice it works pretty well although I do find that wounds are not penalty enough at -1 per 7 AP. I'd more likely go for -1 per 2AP!
QuoteI could easily imagine (for the sake of example, anyway) a contest in which the first round starts out using one set of skills, and thus, sets the AP totals, and the rest of the contest ends up using other skills - possibly leading to someone getting seriously short-changed.
Quote from: demiurgeastarothThis, I have to admit, is something else that makes me uneasy.I could easily imagine (for the sake of example, anyway) a contest in which the first round starts out using one set of skills, and thus, sets the AP totals, and the rest of the contest ends up using other skills - possibly leading to someone getting seriously short-changed. This "first round sets AP totals" seems very arbitrary.