Author’s Diary for March 9, 2020: Bids Appendix (Part 1)

(Don’t forget to tune in to the latest episode of the Radio Free Covenant podcast!)

I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this. Click through for more.

I wanted to get three bids done tonight. I was only only get part of one. Granted, I was playing my Monday game while I was writing this, so I wasn’t able to give my full concentration on it.

Still, it doesn’t bode well. This is going to take longer than I thought.


Here’s what I wrote today.

  • Athletics: Using the character’s strength, physical endurance, or skill with sports
    • Jump: Jumping for distance or height, vaulting over an obstacle
      • To Accomplish: Fixed bid, target set by FM
      • If Successful:
        • Jump for Distance: The character clears the jump. If the character is jumping over a gap, xi may fall short but grab the opposite ledge and pull xirself up.
        • Jump for Height: The character either jumps up or down to their target or grabs a ledge and pulls xirself up.
        • Vault Over Obstacle: The character clears the obstacle.
      • If Unsuccessful:
        • Jump for Distance:
          • The character does not clear the jump.
          • The character clears the jump, but stumbles and falls prone.
          • The character does not clear the jump, grabs the opposite ledge, but is unable to climb up without an additional Athletics bid.
        • Jump for Height:
          • The character is unable to jump up or down to xir target.
          • The character misses xir target.
          • The character lands on xir target, but stumbles and falls prone.
          • The character does not reach xir target, grabs a ledge, but is unable to climb up without an additional Athletics bid.
        • Vault Over Obstacle:
          • The character does not clear the obstacle and slams into its side or top.
          • The character trips and falls prone on the other side of the obstacle.
        • Suggested Traits: Athletics, Agility, Escaping, Movement, Riding (if mounted)
        • Suggested Advantages:
          • Character has a running jump.
          • Distance to be jumped or obstacle is smaller than character’s size.
        • Suggested Disadvantages
          • Character is jumping from a slippery surface.
          • Character is jumping to a slippery surface.
          • Distance to be jumped or obstacle is larger than character’s size.
          • Character is overburdened with gear.

That’s it for now. Hopefully, I’ll have more than this tomorrow.

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