Author Topic: [SR5] New Quality - Kubiac  (Read 90 times)

belaran

  • Omae
  • ***
  • Posts: 518
[SR5] New Quality - Kubiac
« on: (08:40:18/09-08-17) »
Hi,

One of my player wants to have a Negative Quality to represents his "addiction" to food. Here what I have come up with. Let me know if you feel it is balanced or if you can see some drawbacks about it:

KUBIAC (5 KARMA)

The character is a bad ass Shadowrunner, always focus, and on top of his game... unless someone put a plate of pasta in front of her. The minute there is food, for free or not around, or if the character is eating, he gets a -2d to any test.

(it is basically AIPS, but more moderate, and with food )

Oh, and obviously, if there is an existing Quality already doing the job, let me know !

« Last Edit: (08:48:08/09-08-17) by belaran »

ShadowcatX

  • Omae
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
Re: [SR5] New Quality - Kubiac
« Reply #1 on: (09:35:08/09-08-17) »
As a quality I would compare this one to allergy, for effect though not fluff. Basically it is -2 dice in a specific circumstance that probably won't come up all that often. That's an uncommon mild allergy. Mechanically, it is fine to me.

I think a lot could be done with this quality, increased lifestyle costs, less time between meals or suffer fatigue damage, composure tests to resist food (or to resist stealing food), but all that is out of the boundaries of a 5 karma quality, so it would kind of depend how far down the rabbit hole you wanted to go.

belaran

  • Omae
  • ***
  • Posts: 518
Re: [SR5] New Quality - Kubiac
« Reply #2 on: (09:41:27/09-08-17) »
Yes, I thought at Allergy or Addiction first, but that would be like using a Bazooka to deal with a mouse.

What happened is that, during the game, the character basically got very distracted by food instead of paying attention to the situation (the PC was a bit tired on this day :) ), and the player found that funny and wanted to weave this into the character.

It's not really about being addicted nor having allergy or even cost life impact. it's more about being easily distracted whenever there is "food around". A bit like some guy - like me, have some time troubles focusing where there is too much pretty girl around them :)

So we want it to appears in the game - rather than never, and we want this to be more of a role playing opportunity rather than a crunch thing leading to more lifestyle cost.

ShadowcatX

  • Omae
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
Re: [SR5] New Quality - Kubiac
« Reply #3 on: (09:47:52/09-08-17) »
That's fine, I just think if I were writing it up for publication, I think I would probably have it tiered with the 5 point being your version and then bringing in other things as optional add ons for the quality. Not a must by any means though.

belaran

  • Omae
  • ***
  • Posts: 518
Re: [SR5] New Quality - Kubiac
« Reply #4 on: (09:51:07/09-08-17) »
Oh yes, it is NOT publish material ready neither it should. I'm just looking to see if it somehow balanced :)