## Re: [FateRPG] Fate D6 MOS

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• ... My guess is, in steps of 5, because that s how the difficulties are divided. So, hence: MoS 0-4 = normal MoS 0 MoS 5-9 = normal MoS 1 MoS 10-14 = normal
Message 1 of 8 , May 12 9:41 AM
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On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:13:12 -0000, ahoggya <ahoggya@...> wrote:

> I have been studying FATE lately, and I am wondering (since FUDGE
> seems to be on its way out for the next edition of FATE) how you
> calculate your MOS in FateD6?

My guess is, in steps of 5, because that's how the difficulties are
divided.

So, hence:

MoS 0-4 = normal MoS 0
MoS 5-9 = normal MoS 1
MoS 10-14 = normal MoS 2

...and so on.

Note also that with an additive dice system like that, you don't need to
worry about a different MoS table for static or dynamic tests - just go
with the 'every 5' measure for all kinds of tests.

-Landon Darkwood
• ... I meant the version where you add up a lot of D6s, given in the second edition of the FATE rules (I believe under the heading of alternate dice rules). I
Message 2 of 8 , May 13 6:18 AM
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--- Iago <iago@...> wrote:
>
> Well, I don't know if you mean "Fate D6" as in the
> D6
> system's notion of rolling dice and adding up the
> totals
> (in which case, I'd say MoS is measured in
> multiples of
> five) or if you mean "Fudgeless Fate", which is an
> even/odd success/fail dice system, and where MoS
> is
> measured simply by comparing the number of
> successes each
> side got.
>
I meant the version where you add up a lot of D6s,
given in the second edition of the FATE rules (I
believe under the heading of alternate dice rules). I
didn't know there was another version. This even/odd
success/fail dice system is the probable one for the
next "Fudgeless Fate" edition? Are the rules posted
some where? Thanks for the clarification.
Ahoggya@...

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• ... This is what I thought, but only for a dynamic challenge. For a static challenge it would be less? Would your MOS be for every 2.5 points of success?
Message 3 of 8 , May 13 6:21 AM
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--- Landon Darkwood <darkwood@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 12 May 2004 16:13:12 -0000, ahoggya
> <ahoggya@...> wrote:
>
> > I have been studying FATE lately, and I am
> wondering (since FUDGE
> > seems to be on its way out for the next edition of
> FATE) how you
> > calculate your MOS in FateD6?
>
> My guess is, in steps of 5, because that's how the
> difficulties are
> divided.
>
> So, hence:
>
> MoS 0-4 = normal MoS 0
> MoS 5-9 = normal MoS 1
> MoS 10-14 = normal MoS 2
>
> ...and so on.
>
> Note also that with an additive dice system like
> that, you don't need to
> worry about a different MoS table for static or
> dynamic tests - just go
> with the 'every 5' measure for all kinds of tests.
>
>
> -Landon Darkwood
>
This is what I thought, but only for a dynamic
challenge. For a static challenge it would be less?
Would your MOS be for every 2.5 points of success?
seems user-unfriendly. I usually use the Fudge dice,
but I just like to comprehend the system in case
someone really wants the "crunchy" numbers version.
Thanks,
Ahoggya@...

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Message 4 of 8 , May 13 7:35 AM
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On Thu, 13 May 2004, Dave Wible wrote:

> This even/odd success/fail dice system is the probable one
> for the next "Fudgeless Fate" edition?

Yes.

> Are the rules posted some where?

Nope (still under development/testing).

> Thanks for the clarification.

Welcome!

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• On Thu, 13 May 2004 06:21:08 -0700 (PDT), Dave Wible ... Actually, no. The MoS scales for Fudge Fate and Fate D6 don t really have a
Message 5 of 8 , May 13 2:30 PM
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On Thu, 13 May 2004 06:21:08 -0700 (PDT), Dave Wible <ahoggya@...>
wrote:

> This is what I thought, but only for a dynamic
> challenge. For a static challenge it would be less?
> Would your MOS be for every 2.5 points of success?

Actually, no. The MoS scales for Fudge Fate and Fate D6 don't really have
a mathematical parallel. Attempts to try and make the scales yield the
same sets of results are pretty much doomed to failure because the
difficulty ladder and the trait ladder in Fate D6 aren't parallel the way
they are in Fudge Fate.

Example: In Fudge Fate, dude A and dude B both have Average sword skill,
and they're rolling a combat exchange. dude A gets -4 and dude B gets +4.
Dude B wins by 8, which gives him an instant Taken Out. This example
applies as a parallel to all such contests where the opponents are equal
in skill.

Example 2: In Fate D6, dudes A and B both have Average sword skill (2d6).
They roll a combat exchange. Dude A rolls a 2 and dude B rolls a 12. Dude
B wins the exchange by 10, but that's only enough to give him a normal
Fate MoS of 2 on his target. He can only inflict a Hurt under the best
circumstances against someone of equal skill.

However, if they both had Good sword skill (4d6), and dude A rolls 4 while
dude B rolls 24, dude B gets a Taken Out result (20 = MoS 4 = Taken Out).

If they both had Legendary sword skill (8d6), dude A doesn't even have to
do that badly to get Taken Out. He could get an average roll of 28 and
still be taken out if dude B maxes out his roll (getting a 48).

Futhermore, the probability of any particular result spread (in terms of
MoS) happening in Fate D6 change depending on what size dice pools are
involved. In Fudge Fate, every rung on the ladder has the same probability
to get to any result on the ladder relative to itself, all the time. In
other words, there's always the same chance of getting a +2 on the Fudge
ladder no matter where you start from, but there's not always the same
chance of beating the difficulty by 10 depending on what the difficulty is
and what dice pool you have.

See what I mean? It's a really apples and oranges thing.

-Landon Darkwood <darkwood@...>
• VERY interesting! I love the math in games... it makes me wish I d paid more attention in statistics classes. Ahoggya ... __________________________________
Message 6 of 8 , May 14 5:57 AM
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VERY interesting! I love the math in games... it
makes me wish I'd paid more attention in statistics
classes.
Ahoggya
--- Landon Darkwood <darkwood@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 13 May 2004 06:21:08 -0700 (PDT), Dave Wible
> <ahoggya@...>
> wrote:
>
> > This is what I thought, but only for a dynamic
> > challenge. For a static challenge it would be
> less?
> > Would your MOS be for every 2.5 points of success?
>
> Actually, no. The MoS scales for Fudge Fate and Fate
> D6 don't really have
> a mathematical parallel. Attempts to try and make
> the scales yield the
> same sets of results are pretty much doomed to
> failure because the
> aren't parallel the way
> they are in Fudge Fate.
>
> Example: In Fudge Fate, dude A and dude B both have
> Average sword skill,
> and they're rolling a combat exchange. dude A gets
> -4 and dude B gets +4.
> Dude B wins by 8, which gives him an instant Taken
> Out. This example
> applies as a parallel to all such contests where the
> opponents are equal
> in skill.
>
> Example 2: In Fate D6, dudes A and B both have
> Average sword skill (2d6).
> They roll a combat exchange. Dude A rolls a 2 and
> dude B rolls a 12. Dude
> B wins the exchange by 10, but that's only enough to
> give him a normal
> Fate MoS of 2 on his target. He can only inflict a
> Hurt under the best
> circumstances against someone of equal skill.
>
> However, if they both had Good sword skill (4d6),
> and dude A rolls 4 while
> dude B rolls 24, dude B gets a Taken Out result (20
> = MoS 4 = Taken Out).
>
> If they both had Legendary sword skill (8d6), dude A
> doesn't even have to
> do that badly to get Taken Out. He could get an
> average roll of 28 and
> still be taken out if dude B maxes out his roll
> (getting a 48).
>
> Futhermore, the probability of any particular result
> MoS) happening in Fate D6 change depending on what
> size dice pools are
> involved. In Fudge Fate, every rung on the ladder
> has the same probability
> to get to any result on the ladder relative to
> itself, all the time. In
> other words, there's always the same chance of
> getting a +2 on the Fudge
> ladder no matter where you start from, but there's
> not always the same
> chance of beating the difficulty by 10 depending on
> what the difficulty is
> and what dice pool you have.
>
> See what I mean? It's a really apples and oranges
> thing.
>
>
> -Landon Darkwood <darkwood@...>
>
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