Author’s Diary for March 27, 2020: Bids Appendix (Tripping and Getting Back Up)

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How do you trip someone up in Covenant? And how do they get back up? Find out below the fold.

Trip: Knocking other characters prone during fights

  • To Accomplish: Opposed Agility bid vs. target’s Agility bid
  • Successful Bid: The target is either knocked prone or, on a narrow surface, knocked off the surface.
  • Unsuccessful Bid: The target maintains its current stance.
  • Suggested TraitsAthletics, Agility, Fighting, Trickery
  • Suggested Advantages:
  • Suggested Disadvantages:
    • The character is smaller than the target.
    • The target has more than two legs.
    • The target has some way to balance or brace xirself.
    • The target is intoxicated.
    • The target is overburdened.

Regain Footing: Climbing to your feet after being knocked prone or tripped

  • To Accomplish: Fixed Agility bid, set by the FM
  • Successful Bid: The character regains xir footing.
  • Unsuccessful Bid: The character remains prone.
  • Suggested Traits: Athletics, Agility, Movement
  • Suggested Advantages:
    • The target has some way to balance or brace xirself.
  • Suggested Disadvantages:
    • The character has more than two legs.
    • The character is intoxicated.
    • The character is overburdened.

That’s it for tonight. Talk to you on Monday.

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A podcast about the science-fiction roleplaying game "Covenant" and the urban fantasy novel "Crossing the Line", soon to be published by Black Opal Books.

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