Re: Tapping and extended Contests

From: Tim Ellis <tim_at_...>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:33:35 -0000

I asked this a couple of weeks ago and didn't get a single answer. Does this mean that everyone else is as confused by it as me, that no one uses the Tap Spell, or just that the other topics were more interesting?

> One place I am not so convinced of is the "Tapping" rules given in
> the Sorcery advanced magic section. This suggests that Tapping is
> an extended contest between the Sorcerors "Tap" and the victims
> Magic Resistance or best appropriate skill. The example IIRC (I
> don't have the book with me) is a "Tap Physical" vs a "Climb" of
> 2W2 - How would you narrate this as an extended contest.
> Also What if the Sorceror is attacked first? If you are already in
> a contest using your Close Combat, how do you deal with an attempt
> to Tap Relationship, or Tap Mental? You can't run 2 extended
> contests at the same time, defending with (and generating AP's
> from) Close Combat seems odd for an attempt to Tap something none-
> physical. (OK, defending - "The Sorceror makes arcane gestures and
> reaches out to touch you" "I chop him into tiny pieces with my Big
> Axe...", but the AP's ought to be based on what he is trying to
> Tap, at least as I read it...)
> Thoughts, examples, alternative rules?

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