Show the Clock, Hide the Clock...

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Show the Clock, Hide the Clock...
« on: November 12, 2016, 04:05:59 AM »

I just finished reading this amazing roleplaying, which is also my first exploration of the Apocalypse System.

I'm writing here to ask about a doubt: in the Mission running chapter, the manual advises to "keep the full version of the Legwork and Action Clock hidden", and at the same time, to "show the Clock to the players"...

So, what am I supposed to do? Clocks should be hidden or shown? What is this "Full Version" that I should keep secret?

Re: Show the Clock, Hide the Clock...
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 08:08:54 AM »
Hi michel3105!

Thanks for your question! Yeah, this could be clearer.

The players should always be able to see the number that the clock is at: 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, etc.
The players should not be able to see what happens at each level: so if at 2100 on the Action Clock, the facility goes into lockdown, they shouldn't know that until it happens.

Does that clarify that?