Adding luck

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JMISBEST
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Adding luck

Postby JMISBEST » Thu May 24, 2018 4:39 pm

I'm thinking of adding a factor of luck to the game that would represent something that either can't fail failing or that can't succeed succeeding

This would be represented by a natural double 1 being a marginal failure at best, even if a double 1 would be a success after modifiers, and a natural double 6 being a marginal success at worse, even if a double 6 would be a failure after modifiers. What do you think?
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Re: Adding luck

Postby Reynard » Thu May 24, 2018 6:31 pm

Not sure what the purpose would be. The wording to me seems to make failing more possible. As the system is, is seems fair enough without adding complexity. What would you say this rule would do for the game?
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Re: Adding luck

Postby Sigtrygg » Thu May 24, 2018 7:05 pm

What he's saying is that a 2 always fails, regardless of your DMs and the difficulty, while a 12 always succeeds regardless of difficulty or DMs.

You attempt a task with a difficulty of 6 and you have skill and attribute DMs totalling +5 - automatic success.

Using this you would still roll and if you rolled snake eyes you fail.

You attempt a task with a difficulty of 14 but only have a DM of +1 - automatic fail.

Using this if you roll box cars you succeed.
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Re: Adding luck

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri May 25, 2018 12:49 am

JMISBEST wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 4:39 pm
I'm thinking of adding a factor of luck to the game that would represent something that either can't fail failing or that can't succeed succeeding

This would be represented by a natural double 1 being a marginal failure at best, even if a double 1 would be a success after modifiers, and a natural double 6 being a marginal success at worse, even if a double 6 would be a failure after modifiers. What do you think?
Dice rolls are already using luck. If you want to use 1 and 1 rolls, and 6 and 6 rolls the way that Classic Traveller does... it won't break the game.
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Re: Adding luck

Postby Condottiere » Fri May 25, 2018 1:08 am

You throw three plus dice.

Any result with two ones is a failure, any result with two sixes is a success.

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