Question about poison

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FrozenVomit
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Question about poison

Post by FrozenVomit » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:24 pm

I just don’t understand all about how poison work. What the numbers mean for interval?

Ex: Paralytic poison, Step 10, onset 3 rounds, interval 4/2, duration 30 mins.

What interval 4/2 means? 4 test, step 10 for 2 round, after 3 rounds?

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Re: Question about poison

Post by Mataxes » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:54 am

Poisons are now intended to work over time, with multiple tests. "Interval" refers to how many tests you make, and how often. It consists of two values: a number, and a time.

"Interval 4/2" doesn't mean anything. It would be presented as (for example) "4/2 rounds". This means that over the course of the poison, you make 4 tests total, with 2 rounds between each test.

A smaller time interval means the poison works faster. A poison with interval "4/5 minutes" still makes 4 tests, but there are five minutes between each test -- meaning there is a lot more opportunity for healing or other factors to come into play.

All of this is covered in the GM Guide, starting on page 171.
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