Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:47 pm Post subject: Question about Incapacitaion
Perhaps this is just a hold over from my D&D days but when your character is incapacitated by damage does he/she go unconscious or is it DM's call? _________________ "...If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell!"- Thorin Oakenshield; The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
In SWEX it was explicitly stated that a success on the Incapacitation roll meant "the hero is unconscious", while a raise allowed you to remain conscious and keep on fighting.
SWD doesn't specify as far as I can tell, although it's unlikely to matter in most cases, as the incapacitated character can't even perform free actions. Personally I might be tempted to let the player remain conscious on a raise if it mattered for the story (eg they're hoping to catch a glimpse of the villain's face before he flees).
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Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:12 pm Post subject:
Pretty sure that SWD says Incapacitation always means at least unconsciousness. Could be wrong. It's been a while since I read it. _________________ "I had a whole bunch of advice for you but got ninja'd by newForumNewName. I'd just do what he says." -- 77IM
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I usually leave them conscious if I want them to see their horrible fate as they lie helpless on the deck.
Otherwise, I give the player something to roll for (allies, monsters, something) to keep the player fully engaged until it's time for aftermath. _________________ "Got a problem? I've got the solution: Rocket Launcher."
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