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*To*: tft@brainiac.com*Subject*: Re: (TFT) Number Crunching: Example*From*: "John Paul Bakshoian" <hailmelee@hotmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 22:07:30 PDT*Reply-to*: tft@brainiac.com*Sender*: tft-owner@brainiac.com

From: dwtulloh@zianet.com Subject: (TFT) Number Crunching: Example Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 01:52:28 GMT

Lets say that Sam chooses the DEFEND option which forces Joe to roll 4 dice to hit Sam. According to AM (pg 18), "... on 4 dice instead of 3. 4 and 5 are still automatic hits; 20 and above are automatic misses; 21 and 22 are dropped weapons and 23 and 24 are broken weapons." A couple of points to note here. First, getting triple damage is IMPOSSIBLE. Second, there is no mention made of double damage for a roll of 4 (but lets assume that is still valid.) Third, the chances of getting an automatic hit drop drastically while the chance for an automatic miss remain about the same as for a 3 die roll. (Note that the distributions of rolls discussed on page 38 of ITL are referring to saving rolls ONLY). snip< Under the system I propose, Joe would still roll 4 dice to hit but he would only use the 3 highest dies. snip< Basically, thats the approach. Imagine what would happen if Sam were a master of Unarmed Combat and was defending. Joe would have to roll SEVEN dice to hit him! We can argue about whether there's an increased chance of weapon breakage (I don't feel there would be) but I think this system applies very well to saving rolls. If I attempt a very difficult task, there should be an increased risk of failure. If I am an expert in the field of the task, I can mitigate this chance due to my superior knowledge/skill. Dan

First, thanks for explaining by example.

3D6 CSx3=3; CSx2=4; Autohit=5; Autofail=16; CFx2=17; CFx3=18. 4D6 CSx3=4; CSx2=5,6; Autohit=7; Autofail=17; CFx2=18,19; CFx3=20 etc. It can be worked out for the proper ratios. In fact the game can use both patterns (Matrix and Multidice by 3).

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