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Started by Peter Nordstrand, October 10, 2005, 08:23:27 PM
Quote from: Peter Nordstrand on October 10, 2005, 08:23:27 PMThe guidelines for deciding on Fear and Reason values are vague. What are your experiences with different ratings, apart from what is already stated on p. 17 in the book? Any advice?
QuoteI assume that a minimum of one (1) dice is contributed when one minion provide aid to an other. I.e. the Negative Pools rule on p. 25 applies when Providing Aid as well. Correct?
QuoteDesperation Dice: Page 33 states that "the character uses language, primarily, in an effort to give ownership of his or her emotional distress to the other person". However, in the example titled Sebastian and Carlotta, Sebastian's player is awarded a Desperation dice when "he describes Sebastian's terrified delivery of an awkward twisting grip to the magistrate's crotch" (p. 57). Please explain why.
QuoteI don't like leaving my demesne to perform menial tasks. Put up a player sheet pdf on your website.
Quote from: Peter Nordstrand on October 11, 2005, 06:10:40 AM(Essentially, what throws me off is this: How is twisting someone's crotch more desperate than any other violent action? Is poking someone in the eye also desperate? What about biting someone's ear? But never mind, I'm just being obnoxious and unnecessarily anxious.)
QuoteThe state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two
Quote from: The Devil's DictionaryDictionary, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic.
Quote from: Paul Czege on October 12, 2005, 03:08:56 PMBut the Providing Aid rule turns out to be seriously under utilized by players, pretty much across the board, and in any case we're talking about one damn d4, so I recommend being generous and allowing the one dice contribution if a player requests it
Quote from: Nev the Deranged on February 17, 2006, 06:47:23 PMThe rules imply that minions may go to the Aid of the Master during Endgame. In this case would the minion roll LOVE - WEARINESS (providing Aid), or FEAR + SELF LOATHING (violence vs pc minion)? If they succeed, do they gain SELF LOATHING, and if they fail (and the Master is slain despite their efforts), do they gain WEARINESS for the final tally?
QuoteSimilarly, minions can call for Overtures during Endgame, and presumably if they wish they can call for Violence or Villainy, or Aid another minion. But what about Commands? If a minion frames themselves into the presence of the Master (and presumably the resisting minion), can the Master give commands that may influence (At least for drama's sake) the resisting minion? Or perhaps just a last ditch attempt to salvage their plan, or maybe even just to deny the resisting minion LOVE by polishing off a Connection or two? Or would that kind of thing, while mechanically possible, just be cluttering up a nice clean Endgame?
QuoteAnd since I'm thinking about it, does the scene in which the resisting minion combats the Master have to continue as one scene until the Master is destroyed? Seems like chronology might get iffy if that goes on a while. Can the resisting minion escape for the moment to plot against the Master, or to recruit the help of Townsfolk, Connections, Outsiders, or fellow minions? Or so they can try to gain a point of LOVE or two? Or even just for story's sake, so they can reframe the conflict in another setting?