OK, another question... sorry these are coming to me in chunks and I can't just ask in one big post. A friend and I played through a trial combat and he believes that when parrying his Dex DM should be applied to his skill to figure the penalty for him parrying your attack. I'm arguing that it's only the skill rating... which of us is right?
Example: I have a Melee of 2 and a Dex of 9. When parrying is the penalty 2 or 3?
Example: I have a Medic skill of 2 and an Int of 9. When figuring how much someone heals after a day under my care is it (assuming he's at a 0 End for all the damage he's taken but otherwise OK) does he get back 1 or 2 points? (2 -3 (for the 0 End) +2 or +3)
From the book: Medical care restores 2 + the character’s Endurance
DM + the doctor’s Medic skill in characteristic points per day, divided
evenly among all damaged characteristics.
1. The rules are a little unclear, we have changed it and treat mellee as opposed combat rolls instead. If sticking with the CRB parrying rules, I think either of your interpretations is valid.
2. Ignore the int modifier (or an edu modifier) as the patients end seems the most relevant characteristic adjustment, so 2 -3 +2 = 1.