Savioronedge wrote:I can't believe spending one entire minute working out the consequences for that rare(except in my games) situation where someone has rolled a disconnection outside of combat is that big a distraction.
Is this intended to sound condescending? Cos that's kinda how it comes across. *shrug*
Nothing wrong with rolling lots of dice if that's what floats your boat, but it's not for everyone. Another way of looking at it is: why bother when a single dice roll does the job adequately? What's the benefit of rolling those extra dice? How does it make the game more enjoyable?
It was not meant to be condescending; rather Perspectivist. I am reading the complaint as "this could take a long time to sit through". I might
enjoy sitting for 20 minutes watching the dice defy the odds...might
...but I highly doubt anyone else would. However, as I outlined above, with cards it should never take more than 5 to 10 rolls, and at 3 to 5 seconds a roll, that's a maximum of under a minute to make a rolled Disconnection matter outside of combat. In my experience, Bill rolling those dice won't take as long as listening to Dave brag about his awesome finishing move during the combat. (Bill and Dave are just random names, not intended to signify any specific person).
I did suggest a single die alternative earlier, and at least one other person has considered that option, arrived at separately. Worst Case Scenario: Attribute 5, Skill 1 in Pure Zone, has approximately a 0.3% chance to Reconnect vs 5% to Transform, approximately 1:16, so roll 1D20→19 or 20 Reconnects anything else Transforms; best case (pretty much only happens on a 1 in the last round of combat) Att 13, Skill 5 in a Mixed Zone is already a 1 die roll, on a 1 transform or lose an add and reconnect and anything else Reconnects. There's not even a need for a chart. The GM can just semi-arbitrarily pick the break point between T:R.
I just can't find the words to explain why or how much I dislike the idea of, "Ok, combat's over so everyone now Reconnects, pick up your cards and discard down to..."