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Baijo Gosum

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Tapping 10 or more charges
« on: January 01, 2012, 05:14:30 AM »
I know that there has been a lot of discussion about keepers and tapping large amounts of charges, but I think my question is a different beast.

Under each metal there is a section for tapping 10 or more charges of a metal.  For example for pewter

Charges Tapped Examples
10 Lift and carry a large person in full armor; kick in an average
wooden door
20 Lift and carry a horse; kick in a reinforced wooden door
30 Lift and carry a large, fully-loaded wagon; throw a horse at least 10
yards; rip a reinforced metal door off its hinges
60 Rip off Luthadelís iron gates; throw a fully loaded wagon 100 yards
90 Rip a large hole in Luthadelís stone walls; throw Luthadelís iron
gates 100 yards

My question is are these examples of what you could do if you used 10 charges to add one to any outcome, or is this a separate rule for dealing with "specific" instances.

For example, my keeper says "I want to pick up my wounded companion who is a large person in full armor"

Do I say ...

1. Thats a Physique roll and you proably should tap 10 charges of peweter to add 1 to your outcome

or

2. sure, just tap 10 charges of pewter.

I hope that makes sense lol

Thanks


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Re: Tapping 10 or more charges
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 10:35:35 AM »
I think it's number 2. The tap more than 10 charge description seem like benchmarks of what can be done at that level and avoid the hassle of big rolls.

On saying that, they may be situations where a roll is still called for. Where the task is opposed or there is some other level of doubt. For example a Feruchemist lifting a gate in a battle where speed is important, I may still call for a roll to add tension if only to gauge how quickly the PC lifts the gate.

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Re: Tapping 10 or more charges
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 06:25:27 PM »
That makes sense, thanks!

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Re: Tapping 10 or more charges
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 04:25:30 PM »
Skywalker has it right. Those are specific, separate examples.
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