[Runequest] Site update & overcoming/resistance
steve at limitedchaos.com
Mon Jul 21 06:12:38 EST 2008
C'mon Wayne, I have sat there and watched you go "C'mon Wayne (talking to
yourself) I can do math." while you try to figure out a total with a
modifier in many many games.
We are all getting older, and farther away from our last encounters with
elementary school math. Those brain cells start dying.
This is why SPQR is getting away from %ile modifiers and going to # of
successes. It makes it easier for the GM, particularly, but the players as
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Shaw" <shaw at caprica.com>
To: "RuneQuest Rules" <runequest at rpgreview.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Runequest] Site update & overcoming/resistance
>>Does spirit combat happen enough for this to be significant? or is it
>>just magic resistance ?
> Hard to say; in all the RQ games I ever saw, there was quite a bit of
> spirit combat, since spirits were a virtual necessity as a source of
> magic points, and those were a necessity for real magical potency. I
> can't say how universal this was.
> I know people who find even dividing by 2, (especially since mp may be
>>changing all the time)
>>a distraction. Percentiles can often be "sold" to people who are
> Well, to be bluntly honest, people who are so math phobic as to be
> unwilling to divide by two and round are more math phobic than I want
> to typically deal with in an RPG; they aren't liable to like
> modifiers and such either at that point.
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