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Author Topic: [DitV] Stupidly detail-picky fallout question  (Read 2580 times)
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« on: September 18, 2004, 10:18:43 PM »

Preface: got the book -- friggin' love the book.  Color tone of following questions with that knowledge.

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K, in both the short- and long-term fallout lists, the first choice given is:

 - Subtract 1 from one of your character's Stats.

Lovely.  Peachy.  One what?

I would, of course, assume "1d", except that a few lines down, we read "Subtract 1d from an existing d6+ trait or relationship", and I think "WHY did he bother to say 1d there, but not 1d up above?  Why is the wording different?"  The only reason I can think of is that the first one means "one something-else."

(And, come to that, why "subtract 1d from an existing d6+ trait"?  Couldn't a 2d4 Trait be dropped to 1d4?  What's the purpose of that restriction?  I ask for better understanding.)
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2004, 04:18:37 AM »

1) 1 die is right. Why didn't I say 1 die? Dunno. Stat vs. Skill thinking, let's blame.

2) "Bad" Fallout lets you add d4s, not subtract 'em.

I'm glad you got - and like - the book!

-Vincent
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Doyce
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2004, 07:40:34 AM »

1) So, just to test my understanding: those two choices under bad Fallout could actually be one single option on the list that reads: "Subtract 1d from one of your character's Stats, d6+ Traits, or d6+ Relationships."

Which, granted, is an uglier sentence, but essentially correct?

2) Duh.  Obviously, when you say it like that.  d4's = complications, so of course bad follow-out = more complications, not less.


And... liked it? First thing I read from the book wasn't even in it, it was in those reference sheets:  "Roll dice or say yes."  Jumped out at me like a mugger.  Things just got more interesting from there.[/i]
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2004, 08:24:50 AM »

Exactly. You have it.

-Vincent
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