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Old January 22, 2020, 11:39   #10
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Originally Posted by DavidMedley View Post
How about negative skills? Should they also be halved when in a web, pit, or being shot at?
I think the only case of negative skills that is normally seen is the -5 Evasion for sleeping monsters. To be honest the existence of the -5 is a bit nonsensical / arbitrary, it would seem more fitting for 0 to be the baseline for making no defence whatsoever.

Anyway, negative skills are not penalised in this way and in the case of sleeping shouldn't be (no defence is no defence, webbed or not) though arguably starting at Evasion 0 models this better than hackily ignoring negatives.

Of course the player is able to apply linear penalties to very low Evasion or Melee and reach negative skills, which again IMO doesn't make much sense, but at least it's relatively rare in practice.
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