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New Year's Resolution Mechanic

Posted on:January 9, 2024 at 09:30 PM

Inspired by Prismatic Wasteland’s challenge and the card game pontoon, we came up with a shiny and (fingers-crossed) new resolution mechanic.



When an outcome is uncertain:

A diagram demonstrating the mechanic. Squares representing are added together along the top. A bar chart shows the range of success and failure for each difficulty.

  1. Set a target

    • regular = 8
    • tough = 9
    • hard = 10
  2. Roll 2d6 and add.

  3. Check the result:

    • Below target = minor failure
    • Target to 12 = success
    • Above 12 = major failure
  4. Decide if you want to TWIST

    • TWIST - propose how someone helps you or how you raise the narrative stakes to roll an additional d6. You must add this to your total, then check your result.
    • You can twist multiple times.
    • If you twist 3 times, your result is critical (whether a success or failure)

Adapting for stats?