Started by John S, September 05, 2010, 11:54:25 AM
Quote from: John Paul on September 07, 2010, 01:53:12 PMThe description of Monicus (in the core rules) indicates that a Lore 9 demon is one of the "bigger demonic heavies". That would certainly be true of Dracula, but I'm wondering if I've made him too powerful. Do you use demons this powerful in your games? Do you see anything above that jumps out as a red flag?
Quote from: jburneko on September 08, 2010, 03:38:13 PMTelltales completely change the dynamics of a scene. A to characters meet and interact if Telltales are spotted the scene is "charged" very differently than if they aren't. Notice I'm talking about real interaction that was going to happen anyway. Not something like do you spot the woman casually passing you on the street has a telltale.
Quote from: jburneko on September 08, 2010, 03:38:13 PMIf you find yourself in a "does he spot something" and if the No answer results in "nothing happens", then the answer is an automatic Yes.
Quote from: jburneko on September 08, 2010, 03:38:13 PMIf it's a question of timing, like "Huh. If he spots the guy then he will have chance to do something but if he fails then X happens before he can react...." Then don't think in terms of perception. Go straight to the "combat" rules. Let the hidden thing announce whatever action. Let the player announce whatever action they'd do in response assuming they spot it in time. If the player's action goes first then they saw it in time. If not then they didn't.
Quote from: jburneko on September 08, 2010, 03:38:13 PMThe only time I ever roll "Perception" in the classic sense of the word is when it's an active activity by the player. Like if you have Cloaked guy throwing around Psychic Forces and the player wants to take an action to hone in the source. Then we roll, and if successful the player then rolls those victories over into his next action now that he has a bead on the target.
Quote from: The Dragon Master on September 08, 2010, 03:36:52 PMI'd stick with the basic "roll when something's going to happen" model. If he fails the roll, then he doesn't see the big slobbery toothed Demon with an axe sneaking up on him. If he does, then he notices it and can act accordingly, but then I've never played (any system) any other way. What instances are you thinking of these perception rolls coming up in? What would happen if he were to succeed on them?
Quote from: John Paul on September 09, 2010, 09:09:14 AMWhat is narrated if Fenster rolls Lore vs. the demon's Cover on p102 and he fails? The context is "negotiating some scummy narcotics deal".
Quote from: Paiku on September 09, 2010, 04:37:45 PMWe rolled to see if the PC spots the NPC's telltale. We rolled to see if he spots the NPC's Demon's telltale. Etc. Between the two humans and the two demons, we rolled eight perception checks! It seemed a little excessive. Were eight rolls really necessary? Is there a more elegant way to handle this type of situation?