Ok, after some Discord discussion, I have a question about skill rolls, rerolls and helping (this was initially triggered regarding Heal, but it seems more generally applicable):
p46: Only One Chance: "Once you have rolled for a skill you may not roll again, you need to try something different, wait for circumstances to change. Or let another player try."
p108: Recovery: successful roll for Healing recovers points equal to 6s rolled. Further Healing rolls have no effect and the same person can only try once
p108: Death: If critical injury is listed as Lethal, it needs a successful Healing roll. If you recover attributes before you die you can try to heal yourself at -2. Each person trying to heal you can try only once"
- If a PC is down and dying, is the intent that multiple PCs can try to Heal? Obviously one can try and others can help to get up to +3 dice, but from what I can see above there is no reason why multiple people cannot try to Heal a broken PC. The Group Rolls section on p47 seems to say not, but this also seems to run counter to what p 46 and 108 say...but see below
- p108 Recovery is referring to (I think) that if a SUCCESSFUL Heal roll has been made, no more can be done - this is consistent with how healing is normally used - only heal broken people.
- If someone helps on a skill roll, and the roll fails, does that preclude the helper from trying themselves? It feels like it ought to - I think that is what the Group Rolls on p47 is referring to, those of you who help are counted as having made a test.
So, with a broken PC it would seem to me that the rules say
Several attempts (by different PCs) can be made to try to Heal a Broken PC. If others help an attempt then that also counts as them having used the skill so they could not make further attempts. However PCs who have not tried and not helped COULD try a Heal roll if a previous one has failed.
Is that the intent of the rules? Some opinion was that you can only get one attempt at a skill regardless, but this doesn't seem to me to be what the rules say.