Started by Erik Weissengruber, August 15, 2010, 06:58:42 PM
QuoteThe challenge mechanics seemed simultaneously impenetrable and trivial to me. I had no idea what choices were available to me or what my odds were, but it appeared from the other players' input that there was almost always a "right" move to make.
QuoteIt'd be interesting to hear a bit more about the tactics of the conflict system, though - is it mostly about card counting and initiating challenges selectively in order to burn through bad cards
QuoteAlso, how do the incremental moves taken in a conflict play out in the fiction? There doesn't seem to be any method of granting bonuses to using geneline tags, tech, or whatever in a way that's especially creative or suitable, nor the other way around. What is preventing me (other than "not being a dick") from using a piece of tech or a geneline tag that's just plain stupid, given the fictional content in play, offering a contrived justification, and thereby reducing the buy-in into the shared fictional experience? If all options are available to me at all times, and I'm making my move exclusively based on what's tactically sound, this seems to have the potential to compromise the integrity of the fiction.
Quote from: Erik Weissengruber on September 06, 2010, 02:30:32 PMIf you want to use your cleverly tagged Repair Kit in a Thin Slicing challenge, even with a strained justification, I won't play hard ass: you can burn it out to a cinder for all I care. Stupid sub-optimal use of Tech results in the burn out of that tech pretty quick. People are only willing to mis/dumb use Tech in desperation.
Quote from: Erik Weissengruber on September 06, 2010, 02:30:32 PMQuoteThe challenge mechanics seemed simultaneously impenetrable and trivial to me. I had no idea what choices were available to me or what my odds were, but it appeared from the other players' input that there was almost always a "right" move to make.Mechanical Choices* My Strengths vs. My Initial Cards- Let us say that I have pulled 2 Geneline cards for take action, and 1 Freemarket Card- Let's also say I have a Geneline rating of 2 and a Relevant Experience of 3
Quote from: Erik Weissengruber on September 07, 2010, 09:57:59 PMI don't have the rules in front of me right now, but I could see some justification in the "Portable food processor" tag. So you can burn that tech in the current Wetwork challenge, but that just won't be as effective as using the correctly tagged experience.Someone help me. Luke? Jared? I can't give any definitive answers 'cause I am still WAITING FOR MY COPY!
Quote from: Erik Weissengruber on September 08, 2010, 07:02:44 PMErrrrp..Right, a user makes a sacrifice from slow-accretion pools (Experience, Interface, etc.) in order to weaken the fast-accretion pool your opponent has accumulated (the points).
QuoteRemember: burning deletes your opponent's points. It doesn't give you points.
Quote from: Erik Weissengruber on September 09, 2010, 06:55:46 AM(insert picture of weary teacher pointing to something written on blackboard a moment before, and to which the indignant student appears to have not paid attention)
Quote from: Erik Weissengruber on September 09, 2010, 06:58:06 AMQuoteRemember: burning deletes your opponent's points. It doesn't give you points.Who makes the choice? Does the player with the Interface reach out and yoink the card, or does the opponent make the choice?