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  • Wow, talk about an unfortunate choice of labels. I realise that there's some explanation after which it'll be confirmed that first impressions are deceiving, but still, the first impressions from just seeing the labels are terrible: one sounds like an "Five successes I shot you! - No you did not! - Hrmph, okay." kind of resolution-overriding (and not necessarily just for physical conflicts), the other sounds like a thing that includes 'break immersion' as one of the things it directly does....
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  • Could you please elaborate?...
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  • Mathematically, a single success if roughly equivalent to two dice for a difficulty 6 roll. For editions in which Potence adds successes to Str rolls (and that's not all edition, if I understood some recent comments), that seems to be easy solution.

    (OTOH, I recall that a garotte can be used for decapitation with a high-difficulty Strength roll. Now that's where even one level of Potence would shine! Way more useful than +2 Str.)...
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  • That's a rather broad question, because different people post different formulations, and the formulations in actual books are likely to differ from formulations in forum posts. E.g. the post that talks about one scene in a film causing distress, while the whole point of horror films is causing distress and freaking out the audience for most of the film's duration, seems to be leaning closest to the formulation whose drawbacks I objected to (i.e. is leaning towards avoiding things that push one's limits). Of course, this is partially a matter of interpreting ambiguous words, which is a problem...
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  • I'm quoting this because it's the most concise synopsis of your request, even though other recent posts go into the same branch of the topic. I think the part of the X-card document I quoted is sufficient proof that it's built in a way which nudges people towards using it in a way that prevents pushing one's limits (Demolition Man society), as opposed to a way which facilitates overcoming/transcending/expanding/etc. those limits (BDSM). Any sidebars that introduce safety mechanisms in a way similar to the X-card will have effects similar to the X-card. Sidebars should be written carefully, in...
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    Last edited by vicky_molokh; 10-28-2017, 03:44 AM.

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  • I've been discussing the X-card elsewhere, especially the ambiguous reactions towards it, and here's some observations I've made so far about the current clash:

    First of all, the card is a tool. And tools can be used towards good or bad ends, using good or bad methods. Something to keep in mind - something that seems to occasionally be forgotten, with people attributing virtue or vice to the tool itself. This flexibility of usage means that different people will have both different ideas and different actual experience with usage. With that in mind:

    World of Darkness...
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  • vicky_molokh
    replied to Humanity in a Sociopath
    Isn't there a Merit for having grown up on a path or something somewhere?
    Also, Revenants. They're the primary candidates for growing up on a Path, it seems....
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