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Re: [Forge-main] Re: Mecanics

From: Jerry Stratton
Subject: Re: [Forge-main] Re: Mecanics
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 16:29:51 -0800

At 1:04 PM +0000 on 11/5/02, Ricardo Gladwell wrote: 
>This of course, breaks the decimal system for secondary traits. For
>example, hitting an opponent with your bare fists you might have to roll
>his/her Defense rating (0-10) as a difficulty. Of course, this means
>even the most normal character has a relatively good chance of beating a
>Defense rating of 10. So, we change the secondary trait range to 0-20.

Is this necessarily a bad thing under your system, that normal characters will 
always "succeed" when attacking? If I understand your system correctly, they 
only "succeed" to the extent that they get enough success points to actually do 

If "doing something" ends up being expensive in success points, it doesn't 
matter so much that hitting is easy.

For example only, if the opponent is wearing armor, more success points might 
be needed to "do damage"; or, you could allow success points to parry as well 
as hit. So those success points could be used to increase your own 
defense--thus not only sucking success points away from the roller, but also 
sucking them away from the opponent, who now has a higher difficulty to 

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