Re: Starting a new contest

From: Nick Brooke <Nick_Brooke_at_...>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 19:10:54 +0100

Steve wrote:

> Narrator fiat: give the player a chance to reconsider. if they try it,
> it would be like trying to use Rapier Wit to fly, ergo "As the troll
> rushes you, he smacks you with the Maul, ignoring your witticism."
> The question then is - how would people suggest this be handled? Sure,
> the contest is the easy part - I'd almost assume the troll gets a bump
> for Oscar standing still. But the result? Apply a wound
> automatically? I think a maul upside the head might KILL (or at least
> knock out) someone that's just going to take it - i.e. a heck of a lot
> more than a wound, but how much more? Since we don't have hit points,
> how do we penalize this character appropriately?

It looks self-penalising to me. Oscar is either dead/incapacitated, or else he's spent valuable plot points to bump a nasty (fatal?) head-wound down to something more viable. Plot points, not hit points, are the valuable currency here.

Cheers, Nick

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