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  • #1527
    Wibbs
    Minion

    Hey,

    I’m having a brain fade moment with something I really should know. Taking the following scenarios, do I have the conclusions right?

    a – Mage, toughness 5 takes 3 points of damage, which is not enough to shake him. Therefore he does NOT need to make an arcane roll to beat the damage taken

    b – Same mage takes 7 points of damage. He is now Shaken. Does he have to make an arcane roll as there was damage caused, or a simple Smarts roll?

    c – Same mage is victim to an agility trick and is shaken. He just has to make a Smarts roll to keep maintaining his powers.

    Thanks in advance,

    Wibbs

    #1528
    TAG Wiggy
    Administrator

    a – Mage, toughness 5 takes 3 points of damage, which is not enough to shake him. Therefore he does NOT need to make an arcane roll to beat the damage taken

    The wording in SWD is “if he suffers damage.” Clint has confirmed that “suffers damage” means “damage equals or exceeds Toughness.” So in this case, the mage does not need to make an arcane skill roll.

    b – Same mage takes 7 points of damage. He is now Shaken. Does he have to make an arcane roll as there was damage caused, or a simple Smarts roll?

    He rolls against the damage. He only rolls Smarts if Shaken by a non-damaging means (SWD p.103)

    c – Same mage is victim to an agility trick and is shaken. He just has to make a Smarts roll to keep maintaining his powers.

    Correct.

    Note also that b) is an arcane skill roll, so there is a -1 penalty for every spell the mage is currently Maintaining. Example c) does not incur this penalty as it is not an arcane skill roll.

    Wiggy
    Triple Ace Games Creative Director
    wiggy@tripleacegames.com

    #1529
    Wibbs
    Minion

    Thanks Wiggy, as ever the level of support you offer is absolutely first class.

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