Re: Enhancement/augmentation; mounts

From: David Dunham <dunham_at_...>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 10:40:02 -0700

Tim asked

>What I am still not completely clear on is using an enhancement just
>to boost your AP's. I think this is what is meant for those
>characters (Like Cutrid the Black) who "Enhance with strength without
>taking an action" - Do you treat this as an "Automatic" bonus - no
>roll required, or do you treat it as the appropriate ability/affinity
>"Lending" AP's to the main ability being used (with the attendant
>possibility of reducing the ap's rather than boosting them)

You can never lend to yourself.

I don't like the idea of automatic bonuses myself, I think it's too advantageous for the abilities involved.


>As for Cutrid, I assume he still has to roll for the augmentation, it
>just doesn't take any time. Why he would have this special power I don't
>know. Maybe it worked that way in an earlier version of the rules?

Not that I recall! I'd make him roll -- it's easy from my fencing experience to imagine someone using too much muscle and too little skill (i.e. failing his augmentation roll).

Jean-Christophe wrote

>The way I see it, in HW they have evoloved to local powermongers,

This gave me the idea that the Hero Wars are occurring because of the prophecies of the Hero Wars. Everyone knows they're coming, so they act accordingly. And because so many powerful people are acting as if the world is coming to an end, it *does* come to an end...


>Someone suggested that to the Praxians their mounts
>may count as followers. I think this is an excellent

Thanks (since I suggested this when we were writing up Grazers). I still don't think all mounts should be followers, only exceptional ones. (But it's easy enough to get an exceptional mount, just include it in your 100 words.)

David Dunham <mailto:dunham_at_...>
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