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Started by oliof, March 01, 2007, 04:27:10 PM
Quote from: The Finnish version of the rulesSeveral characters in BDtPIf more than two characters want to enter BDtP, the goals of the participants are compared: if several characters have the same exact goals, they are considered to be of one party. In principle this means that they act as one character in BDtP. The grouping is voluntary, and the players may decide to not team up despite the same goals.The effects of having a teamCommon checks: the group gets only one action each round. The group decides in the free-and-clear who uses the action. Other members of the group may support with Ability checks, or run Defensive Actions for the whole group.Common Pools: group members may use the Pools of other members to support their checks.Common Harm: Harm is distributed in the group among the members. If the members can't arrive in agreement, the active member suffers the Harm.Multipolar ConflictIf there are three or more groups/characters in BDtP, the conflict is multipolar. Each group names a specific other group as their primary target, which suffers all Harm caused by the group. The target may be switched by changing goals. The conflict ends only when just one group remains.If several groups have chosen the same group as their target, the actions of the target group/character may be perpendicular, parallel or non-affecting independently towards each opponent, depending on the exact action. Sometimes a character cannot defend against all opponents at once. Even a defensive action will not necessarily protect completely if two opponents come at the character in completely different venues of attack, like physical and social at the same time.Some notesSometimes a character comes into BDtP in the middle, or groupings change during the conflict. This is not a problem, just make sure that the separating or newly arriving character declares target and goal in the next free-and-clear phase. If the goal is identical with a group, the character joins that group.If a character changes goals, he drops out of his group. Because the new goal is declared at the beginning of the next phase, the character is outside all groups for one round when he changes goals.A character may never return to BDtP after giving up.