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ripley
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Do talents add stress before or after being used?

Fri 20 May 2022, 04:40

The Personal Safety talent says:
Using this talent increases your STRESS LEVEL by one

The Pull Rank talent says:
Your STRESS LEVEL increases by one each time you do this

My question is: does the player's stress increase before they make their roll, or after the roll has been resolved? The extra stress could make a big difference if they push the roll and/or need to make a panic roll!

At first glance I assumed the stress is added after the roll, but reading the rules again in preparation for our next session (where a crew member is likely to try and throw someone between him and... something... ) I think it is ambiguous. I only have the condensed rulebook from the Starter Set so apologies if this is answered in the full rules.
 
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Re: Do talents add stress before or after being used?

Fri 20 May 2022, 08:53

The way I see it is that you increase it after the action because before the skill roll, you haven't done it yet.
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Re: Do talents add stress before or after being used?

Fri 20 May 2022, 15:23

The way I see it is that you increase it after the action because before the skill roll, you haven't done it yet.
This is how I see it too.
 
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Re: Do talents add stress before or after being used?

Fri 20 May 2022, 17:30

That's how I see it too.
 
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Re: Do talents add stress before or after being used?

Sat 16 Jul 2022, 12:19

Thanks everyone, I've gone with the consensus!

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