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« on: July 19, 2012, 10:51:08 AM »

If for example,
I ended up with a pool of 1 dice,
for some task of difficulty 3,
And I rolled 2 3s,
so my result is 3.
I am at -1 to outcome, so my outcome is a net -1.

But I succeed, since it is the result vs difficulty that determines whether or not you succeed, right?
(see page 143)

So this is a unique time when I succeed,
but with a complication.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 11:03:56 AM »

I thought it was always Outcome vs Difficulty that determines success or failure+complications. So, in this case, you fail with one consequence.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 12:27:31 PM »

The reference should be Pg. 145. "If your Result equals or beats the Difficulty, the roll (and your character's action) succeeds."

I like oxinabox's idea of "success, with a complication." Your action was a barely passable success, but it will likely hamper the others there with you. Although the odds that such an event occur in the first place are pretty remote. How often does one usually have only one die to roll?
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 09:39:58 PM »

Hemalurgy,
Burdens,
negitive circumstances,

Copper, acting against brass/zinc,
reduced standings.

I think it *should* be outcome vs difficulty
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 11:48:04 PM »

JMobius has the right of it. Going below 2 dice is intentionally harsh precisely because it is so rare. To remove this penalty is to remove one of the biggest deterants to abuse of Hemalurgy.just FYI.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 12:38:19 AM »

But Alex:
The reference should be Pg. 145. "If your Result equals or beats the Difficulty, the roll (and your character's action) succeeds."
is a correct quote.

Unless is has been erata'ed?

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