Math problem in 2e blind fire...

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Cyber-Dave Cyber-Dave's picture
Math problem in 2e blind fire...

When you can’t see your target you take either a -30 or a 50% chance of missing no matter what you roll. That means that it you have a 59% or lower of hitting your target unmodified, you are better off taking the 50% miss chance... seems weird that the “worse” penalty is sometimes the better option.

nezumi.hebereke nezumi.hebereke's picture
Yeah, that does seem odd. It

Yeah, that does seem odd. It has echoes of Shadowrun's 'sometimes it's better to blindfold yourself before battle' issues. Probably easier to turn the 50% to a flat -50 penalty, or apply that -30 /in addition to/ the 50%.

Cyber-Dave Cyber-Dave's picture
Yep. Pretty much...

Yep. Pretty much...

ubik2 ubik2's picture
The interactions with Fray

The interactions with Fray make this a little more significant. Against a Fray of 80 (halved to 40), if your skill roll is 66, you have a 57.47% chance of hitting. With a -30 penalty, you have a 28.65% chance of hitting. So even with a skill roll of 66, the 50% miss chance is better than the -30.

I'm a fan of stacking the penalties. You could have the GM determine which to apply, but since the math is a bit tricky, and the GM has enough on his plate, I'd rather just say you get both penalties (-30 and 50% miss chance).

Edit: Fixed my math