bchoinski wrote:Just want to make sure I'm understanding DSR properly, especially in the case of as chase.
If the players are just starting, and the card shows "ABC", can they attempt to get to step C in this one go, abet with a -4 modifier for multi action?
I'm starting to get the idea that people are running this differently than I am, but here's my take on it.
Yes, one person doing steps A, B, and C would get -4 to everything as a multi-action.
But…if three people are doing the steps, then there is no penalty.
For example, I may have a DSR where the PCs do the following:
Step A is completed by Alice as she makes her DN 14 find roll to locate the secret door.
Step B is completed by Bob as he makes his DN 12 evidence analysis roll to find and disarm the relatively simple trap.
Step C is completed by Carol as she makes her DN 16 alteration roll to trigger the magical runes.
Step D is not yet available, so David cannot attempt the DN 18 strength roll to lift the door.
I'm not sure if it's RAW, but I wouldn't even let David attempt the roll to draw a card, as I had always interpreted that to mean only for card flips where they cannot make any progress due to the letter placement. As they could complete step C, they're not hosed, so no consolation prize for doing step D.
I may have to reread the DSR section to make sure I've been doing things correctly, but even if I'm wrong, I'm kind of digging what I'm doing, so I may not change
Things can get wonky in my example with partial multi-action. Alice can do Steps A and B at -2, but she cannot do Steps A and C, as her C is predicated on the success of B. I suppose I could let her try it at -2 anyway that might be a waste if B isn't completed, but I think that gets a little too weird.