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Started by lumpley, September 13, 2005, 11:00:37 AM
Quote from: Falc on September 13, 2005, 10:34:41 AMI must say, it's indeed a bit unclear that the actual final step of escalation is weapons of any kind, and not just guns. That's not made very clear in the book, so perhaps a little note about it somewhere could be useful.But this has truly helped, so thanks.
Quoteshooting -> talking -> physical
QuoteSo: "Escalation" goes talking -> physical -> fighting -> guns.
Quote from: Falc on September 13, 2005, 08:29:17 PMThis is the bit that is making me wonder if this is not, at heart, a problem with the term 'escalation'. To me (I'm not a native English speaker, but Merriam-Webster does seem to agree with me), 'escalation' speaks of things getting worse, deadlier, intenser. It has a meaning of going up, and not down. I mean, think about what I quoted above. Can you really imagine yourself saying: "I escalate to talking"? When you write down those four possibilities and speak of escalation, I see it as a ladder. I think also partly because they're always listed in the same order, an order that clearly goes from something rather calm to potential large-scale death.
Quote from: lumpleyl get dice for my "I'm super-stabby" trait
Quote from: lumpley on September 13, 2005, 08:47:26 PMIn straight Dogs, only guns use acuity + will. Swords certainly don't. Thus, shooting.In Wolves in the North or Samurai Dogs, only swords use acuity + will. Guns (in Samurai Dogs for instance) certainly don't.You change what acuity means when you adapt the game; you change what the weapons mean too. Just like you change the demons and ceremony.-Vincent
Quote from: Sean on September 13, 2005, 09:36:50 PMHi Vincent.There's another thing too - when you're so pissed off you go talking --> guns, or just guns.There can be a tactical dimension to this decision too. If you think your acuity + will vs. his is better than all vs. all, or acuity + will + heart, etc., it can make sense.Just thought I'd mention.
Quote from: Falc on September 14, 2005, 08:51:08 AMSome of the things you say here seem to hint that there's only ever one weapon in the Acuity + Will category, and that it's always the biggest baddest bestest weapon that also does the most Fallout, no matter what 'weapon' it actually is.
Quote from: Falc on September 14, 2005, 01:05:57 PMall 4 arenas of conflict are mechanically equal