Re: Re: Week 3 rule questions...

From: Paul Andrew King <paul_at_...>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 22:54:54 +0000

>The Running hunter wanted to essentially keep far enough ahead
>of the broo to be able to be rescued by his friends. Since the
>broo had better run skills than him (as a total) he felt that
>they would eventually catch him if he was on his own, but he
>might be able to put that off long enough that he reached the
>Now, the "They will catch me eventually" seemed to use the
>extended contest rules really well, but the "will he make it to
>the clearing before them" seemed to be a slightly different
>question, and by the rules to be handled exactly the same way
>with the same skills and bonuses - should I have given the
>hunter bonuses to AP for not having to actually lose the broo,
>but only to out-run them for "long enough"? or are both tasks
>equally difficult?

I think that the way to do this is to let the other characters participate in the contest. If the Hunter is driven to zero first the Broos catch him before help can arrive, if the Broos are driven to zero first then the other characters get there in time.

"The T'ang emperors were strong believers in the pills of 
immortality.  More emperors died of poisoning from ingesting minerals 
in the T'ang than in any other dynasty" - Eva Wong _The Shambhala 
Guide to Taoism_

Paul K.

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