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chronica_mutanis_mundi:contests [2020/06/29 20:26]
mike_holmes [Selecting Assets]
chronica_mutanis_mundi:contests [2020/06/29 20:43] (current)
mike_holmes [Ties]
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 These dice are set aside. ​ These dice are set aside. ​
  
-==== Out of Dice ====+<del>==== Out of Dice ====
  
-If all of one side’s dice are discarded due to ties, then that side is considered to have a zero as its highest die. +If all of one side’s dice are discarded due to ties, then that side is considered to have a zero as its highest die.</​del> ​
  
 ==== Concessions ==== ==== Concessions ====
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 This is just to note the effects of multiple sides and pools. As ties are discarded often between just two pools this means that third parties can benefit from these ties, by having dice higher than theirs discarded, while they retain their highest die. This is one benefit of co-operation (tying players on the same side do not discard dice). In narration this can be described as one character distracting the opposition or otherwise engaging some part of the difficulty, while another character moving to accomplish the goal.  This is just to note the effects of multiple sides and pools. As ties are discarded often between just two pools this means that third parties can benefit from these ties, by having dice higher than theirs discarded, while they retain their highest die. This is one benefit of co-operation (tying players on the same side do not discard dice). In narration this can be described as one character distracting the opposition or otherwise engaging some part of the difficulty, while another character moving to accomplish the goal. 
  
-==== True Ties ====+==== Ties ====
  
-Rarely all sides are rolling ​the same number ​of dice, and they get the exact same numbers on the dice, which results in all dice being discarded. When this happens, the contest is a true tie. The narration should include the contest going on until all sides are exhausted, all decide to retreat, some other event occurs to interrupt the contest, or some other description that explains why neither side gets their goal. +Occasionally ​the four highest dice of each compared pool are ties. When this happens, the contest is a tie; do not continue to process the die rolls any further. The narration should include the contest going on until all sides are exhausted, all decide to retreat, some other event occurs to interrupt the contest, or some other description that explains why neither side gets their goal. 
  
-Example: a player states that his character’s goal is to wrest an ancient artifact from the grip of an enemy, and escape with it. The enemy, similarly, wants to retain the artifact and get away from his assailant. Both pools come up with 2, 4, 4, 7 as a result… a tie! The GM narrates that, as they struggle, the cave that the characters are in has a tremor that causes it to begin to collapse. Both are forced to run, with the enemy dropping the artifact to be buried in the rubble. Neither gets their goal of escaping with the item. Now the race begins to be the first to dig it out!+//Example: a player states that his character’s goal is to wrest an ancient artifact from the grip of an enemy, and escape with it. The enemy, similarly, wants to retain the artifact and get away from his assailant. Both pools come up with 2, 4, 4, 7 as a result… a tie! The GM narrates that, as they struggle, the cave that the characters are in has a tremor that causes it to begin to collapse. Both are forced to run, with the enemy dropping the artifact to be buried in the rubble. Neither gets their goal of escaping with the item. Now the race begins to be the first to dig it out!//
  
-Occasionally it is fine to allow the same contest ​to occur again, but generally forcing some sort of new action and decision-making to occur is preferable to simply re-rolling+Players may decide ​to push their luck on a tie, which escalates ​the conflict. Add 5 dice to both sides' pools and roll again. ​ 
  
 ===== Narrate Outcome ===== ===== Narrate Outcome =====
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