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Started by Adam Biltcliffe, January 23, 2006, 06:52:16 AM
Quote from: Adam Biltcliffe on January 25, 2006, 11:02:07 AMSo, actually, this is still kind of bothering me, because in the cold light of morning (read: after a day or so of mulling over it), it still does feel like a Block or Dodge to say "no, he doesn't shoot him, I take the bullet instead".
Quote from: lumpley on January 23, 2006, 09:32:10 AMLet's name the player who's protecting Bro Samson's boy Ann.GM: I raise 10: Bro Samson shoots his son! In the head!...Ann: HE PLUGS ME INSTEAD!...Tom: ...So do you take the fallout? D10s?GM: Nope. D4 fallout for you, Tom. You took the blow....
Quote from: lumpley on January 25, 2006, 12:01:29 PMAdam and Bill, you're doing great. Take my example as an approach to the problem, keep it in your back pocket for when you need it, and assume that when you need it the stakes, raises and sees will all make sense.Mikael, the fallout dice you take depend on the specifics of the blow you take, not on who's escalated to what. In my example, Tom gets d4 fallout because his taking the blow didn't result in his character being shot.-Vincent
Quote from: lumpley on January 25, 2006, 04:17:35 PMwho hopes everyone reads in this the easy tone I wrote into it.
Quote from: lumpley on January 25, 2006, 04:17:35 PMTindalos, first of all, I fully endorse your way as a house rule. It's my favorite house rule ever.But strictly speaking, "he shoots you!" "I take the blow!" is the only way to get d10 fallout. "He shoots your dog/his son/your friend/the gun out of your hand!" "I take the blow!" gives you d4 fallout (practically always, though I can see d6 fallout for "he shoots the gun out of your hand").That's just how it works.Would the game have been a better game if I'd designed it your way? Maybe, maybe not. It certainly would have been a more theoretically hardline game - but I figured the game was theoretically hardline enough already.Finally, though, again, I totally encourage you to play your way if you prefer, and if you think I'm a simulationist-pandering weakling, I can't say you're unjustified.-Vincentwho hopes everyone reads in this the easy tone I wrote into it.
QuoteIn my example, Tom gets d4 fallout because his taking the blow didn't result in his character being shot.