Other Rules and Rule Modifications
Ability Score Damage
(This is canon information)
Some attacks reduce the opponent’s score in one or more abilities. This loss can be temporary (ability damage) or permanent (ability drain). While any loss is debilitating, losing all points in an ability score can be devastating.
Strength 0 means that the character cannot move at all. He lies helpless on the ground.
Dexterity 0 means that the character cannot move at all. He is motionless, rigid, and helpless.
Constitution 0 means that the character is dead.
Intelligence 0 means that the character is unconscious in a coma-like stupor, helpless.
Wisdom 0 means that the character is unconscious in a coma-like stupor, helpless.
Charisma 0 means that the character is withdrawn into a catatonic, coma-like stupor, helpless.
Whenever a character consumes an addictive substance, they must make a Constitution saving throw against a DC determined by the substance in question. On a failed saving throw, the character gains a level of addiction. Addiction is measured in three levels. A character can have multiple addictions, each with its own addiction level. If addicted, a PC goes into withdrawal after 24 hours without ingesting the substance.
If an already addicted PC suffers another effect or fails a saving throw that results in addiction, its current level of addiction increases by the amount specified in the effect’s description. A creature suffers the effect of its current level of addiction as well as all lower levels. While addicted, a creature may feed its addiction by ingesting the substance every 24 hours.
On a Stretcher: Two people carry at half speed, no Dash. Four people carry at normal speed, no dash. Six people carry at normal speed, Dash allowed.
Fireman's carry: Strength 18+ full move, dash. Strength 14-17 full move, Dash possible every third turn. Strength 10-13 half move. Strength 9 or less can't.
Carrying more than one long gun, or two handguns, or one large melee arm (a bow or crossbow counts as a long gun) means that changing a weapon requires a full Action. Some specific weapons may be exempt. Thus a PC can (wearing LBG), carry one long gun, two handguns, and a long melee weapon without penalty. One dagger/knife does not count. If a gas mask is not carried, a third handgun may be added.
Fate Coins are awarded for excellent roleplay/ideas. They are assigned to a player, not a PC, and are good until used. Fate Coins carry over between campaigns; they can be played as:
1) a 19 on a d20 roll; cannot generate a crit, but all other pluses apply.
2) Can be used to help stabilize a PC.
3) To duplicate the effect of a single-color Fate Charm.
4) Three Fate Coins will reduce the learning time of a Tool Kit to one week*, or a language down to 30 days* . There is no time requirement if purchased pre-game.
5) Two Fate coins and one week* training will allow a PC to learn a firearm or armor proficiency. Three fates coins and two weeks* atraining are required for a broad-based melee proficiency.
* = No time requirement if pre-game.
1) At the start of each session each PC gets one FC (with an additional FC at levels 3, 6, and 9).
2) Each FC can be used once per session, and may not be transferred between PCs or players; unused FC at the end of a session are lost. To use, the player tosses the FC into the Bowl of Holding. More than one FC can be used on a single roll. FC must be committed before the roll is made. Health are the only FC that can be used on another person.
Health: (red) Heal 5 HP or one HP per level, whichever is larger; or three points of bleeding. If used on another person, the healing is based on the recipient's level.
Prowess: (blue) Add +2 to a d20 roll, or Allows a mulligan on a to-hit roll.
Speed: (green) +Gain a free Move.
Peace: (yellow) Remove one Effect*, to include Surprise, or 5 Stress or one Stress per level, whichever is larger, or one level of (non-Primer) exhaustion, or one level of Primer exposure. * = Will not affect addiction, but neutralizes withdrawal for 24 hours.
Hope: (red/blue) Gain an extra attack; roll damage twice and take the high roll on this attack. Or as either a Health or Prowess charm.
Protection: (blue/yellow) Causes one physical attack, ranged, explosive, or melee, to miss, but it must be used before the GM makes the damage roll. Or used as either a Prowess or Peace charm.
Expertise: (yellow/green) Counts as a max damage critical hit (even on ranged attacks) or perfect saving throw, or may be used as a Speed or Peace charm.
Restoration: (green/blue) Grants a mulligan with an Advantage on any d20, or can be used as a Speed or Prowess charm.
Spore fields and certain beasts extrude Primer spores, which are extremely harmful to Humans. Any person not wearing eye and lung protection (most commonly a gas mask) will have to pass a DC 15 Con save each round or acquire a degree of Primer Exposure. For each three levels of PE a person acquires a level of Exhaustion; this Exhaustion will not be removed except through Spitalian treatment.
The entire group must rest together. Two Short (one hour) and one Long (8 hour) rests may be taken in a 24 hour period.
PCs start with zero stress points. When a character gains stress points, they become closer to reaching their stress threshold. When a PC has enough stress points to exceed their stress threshold, they must make a saving throw (Wisdom or CON), with the DC based on the circumstances. If the PC passes, his stress drops below his threshold equal to his class level. If the PC fails, his stress drops below his threshold equal to his class level, and he acquires two levels of of Exhaustion.
A PC's Stress Threshold is equal to one of Con or Wisdom (Player must choose at PC creation, and may not change) plus class level.
Stress is acquired from enduring physical hardship, engaging in combat (after the fight), sustaining a critical, going to 0 hit points, encountering certain creatures for the first time, certain creature attacks, the Frightened condition, some chems, and unusual circumstances. Examples:
Bad food in the field: d10
Uncooked rations in the Field: d6
Seeing something horrible: Varies
Seeing a new type of hostile creature: d6
Going Gray X: d6
Stress is removed by:
Bath house with happy ending: d6
Wife or girlfriend (if managed correctly): d6 per day in the field, d12 per day in down time.
Downtime: d4 if suitable living condition.
Partying in downtime: d6, requires 10 CD