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Started by Nick the Nevermet, December 07, 2004, 10:28:33 AM
QuoteThe Impossible GoalWhen characters earn victory in a conflict phase, they achieve their stated goals. However, some goals are mechanically impossible based on victory alone. For example, a Archon's player cannot simply state as his goal, "I kill the Titan." Fate will not allow the Titan's demise based only on victory in a conflict phase. In order to destroy a Titan, the Archon must diminish or destroy the Titan's Power characteristic via the use of Tricks.Impossible goals are goals that would require the manipulation of character attributes without the use of Tricks. Examples of such goals might include: "I destroy the Titan's immortality"; "I use the amulet to increase my allies' awareness"; or "I want to change the seeing-eye dog into a fighting hellhound!" Without Tricks, the player can't really achieve those things, and the goal may not be realized even in victory.Therefore, players should either avoid stating things they cannot achieve with a simple victory or they should phrase the goal such that they will attempt or work toward the goal, hopefully earning Tricks to succeed.For example, if a player's intent is indeed to kill the Titan, likely it will require several victories in subsequent conflict phases and a large number of Tricks to reduce the Titan's Power to 0. An appropriate goal for such a fight might be, "I try to destroy the Titan." The player should then remember that if he is victorious in a conflict phase, he can choose whether or not to continue the conflict.