When you use something...

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Bret

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When you use something...
« on: March 03, 2014, 02:47:07 PM »
"When you use something on your character sheet, mark it for experience. When you mark the 7th, improve and erase your marks."

This seems kind of vague (when exactly am I using something?) and also a bit fussy, like I'll be marking 3 or 4 things all at once.

For Oaths in particularly, is "using" it when you follow it, or when someone else determines you've followed it at the session's end?
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Re: When you use something...
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 02:52:38 PM »
Examples of vagueness from the Dragon Herald playbook, with possible "use":
  • Dragon's Blood: when you would have been harmed by fire?
  • Inviolate / Armor: when your armor reduces harm?
  • Otherworldly: whenever you roll Weird?

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lumpley

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Re: When you use something...
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 02:55:08 PM »
Thanks, Bret!

Most of the things you mark, you roll for, or use mechanically in some way, so it'll be clear when you've used them. Sometimes, yes, you'll mark a few things at once.

For oaths, you mark them at the end of the session.

Blinks: exactly right.

-Vincent

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Bret

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Re: When you use something...
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 03:24:44 PM »
Under what circumstances would you check a notable follower?
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lumpley

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Re: When you use something...
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 03:29:17 PM »
This is an extremely fair question.

-Vincent

Re: When you use something...
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 04:15:47 PM »
Related question:

What about moves that replace moves?

For example the Troll Killer's Fearless move: when you draw a monster out, roll Cool instead of rolling Hot. Would you only mark XP for Fearless? Or would you mark XP for Fearless AND Draw someone out?
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lumpley

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Re: When you use something...
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 04:18:58 PM »
Mark both.

I may decide to take the XP checkboxes away from notable followers, stat substitution moves, and some other things, but I'll need to play a bunch myself and watch what happens before I decide. For this document, everything got one.

-Vincent

Re: When you use something...
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 12:04:08 PM »

I may decide to take the XP checkboxes away from notable followers, stat substitution moves, and some other things, but I'll need to play a bunch myself and watch what happens before I decide. For this document, everything got one.

FWIW I like the checkboxes on the followers, it encourages the players to (re-)incorporate them into the fiction.
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