Critical Successes and Quality Levels

tolomelli.luca
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Critical Successes and Quality Levels

Postby tolomelli.luca » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:52 am

While casting a Spell I get 2 Quality Levels and a double Critical Success.
Are Quality Leves modified by the Critical Success for the calculation of the Spell's effects?

Thrar
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Re: Critical Successes and Quality Levels

Postby Thrar » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:51 am

There is no such thing as a double critical. You need two 1s among your three dice to get a critical, a single 1 means nothing.
Core rules p257 wrote:As with other skill checks, casting a spell can result in a critical success or a botch. Critical successes often have stronger effects than usual. Depending on the spell, you can add 1D6 to the SP. In addition, the spell only costs half the normal amount of AE.

Additionally I find it's often nice to make the spell effect a little special, not just a higher quality but perhaps resulting in an extra effect that's not normally in the spell description, based on GM discretion. Criticals only happen roughly 1/140 rolls, so making them stand out a little more can be fun.

tolomelli.luca
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Re: Critical Successes and Quality Levels

Postby tolomelli.luca » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:28 am

I meant a double 1 critical, to differentiate from the triple 1 critical...

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Re: Critical Successes and Quality Levels

Postby Dyvim » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:40 am

tolomelli.luca wrote:I meant a double 1 critical, to differentiate from the triple 1 critical...

If I remember correctly what is said in the book, they have the same effect but you should make a triple 1 critical something that every character and non playing character able to see it will remember for decades. A triple 1 is so rare everyone should remember what will happen.
A double one is a critical and is a better result (and effect) than the maximum QL you can get with your skill rank.

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Bosper
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Re: Critical Successes and Quality Levels

Postby Bosper » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:20 pm

Thrar quoted the according rule. The +D6 SP can increase the quality level.

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Re: Critical Successes and Quality Levels

Postby Lancaster91 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:26 pm

there is no difference according to rules between three times 1 or two times 1
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