# (TFT) MA Penalty House Rules

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• Subject: (TFT) MA Penalty House Rules
• From: "Erol K. Bayburt" <ErolB1@aol.com>
• Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:22:51 -0500
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```Hello:

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I've been working on some house rules that deal better with unusually high and low Movement Allowance scores, and that deal better with unusually large MA penalties. This is what I currently have:
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If a figure's MA score is 28 or higher, then each point of MA penalty reduces the figure's MA by 4 points, until the figure reaches MA 26 or 24. Then the following rule applies.
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If a figure's MA score is between 14 and 26, then each point of MA penalty reduces the figure's MA by 2 points, until the figure reaches MA 12. Then the following rule applies.
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If a figure's MA score is between 7 and 12, then each point of MA penalty reduces the figure's MA by 1 point, as usual, until the figure reaches MA 6. Then the following rule applies.
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If a figure's MA score is 6 or less, then each point of MA penalty reduces the figure's MA by 0.5 points. Keep fractions; they won't affect the figure's movement on the hex grid but will provide a small buffer if further MA penalties are applied later.
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As a shortcut when the total MA penalty is -6 or worse, cut the figure's MA score in half and then apply any penalty beyond -6. (E.g. for a -8 MA penalty, cut MA in half and then apply a further -2 penalty.) When cutting MA in half, round up to the nearest *even* number if the result is MA 13 or higher, and keep odd or fractional MA scores otherwise. Thus MA 26 would be halved to 14 (instead of 13) but MA 14 would be halved to MA 7 (no rounding), and MA 7 would be halved to MA 3.5 (again with no rounding).
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The idea is to keep the effect of MA penalties more or less in proportion to the figure's *current* MA score, with a -4 penalty applied to a figure with a current MA 14 having the same effect whether the MA 14 is the figure's base MA or its adjMA after a previously-applied penalty. But it does mean that larger MA penalties are needed to bring normal MA 8-12 figures down to MA 0. (-14 instead of -8 for MA 8, -16 instead of -10 for MA 10, and -18 instead of -12 for MA 12)
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