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RickDeckard

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« on: <02-03-21/0845:31> »
In the 5e CRB the availability roll when trying to obtain new gear is explained as an opposed roll, but I'm sure I've seen it done as an extended test using the avl rating as threshold. Did I just imagine that, or is it a house rule I've seen somewhere?

Xenon

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« Reply #1 on: <02-03-21/1143:09> »
SR420A p. 312 The Availability Test
If a character wishes to purchase a controlled item on the black market, make a Negotiation + Charisma Extended Test with a threshold equal to the Availability and an interval based on the itemís cost (see the Availability Interval table, below).

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« Reply #2 on: <02-03-21/1302:11> »
I wouldn't be surprised if there were a 5e example here or there when an Availability test was said to be extended rather than opposed.  Could have happened for any number of reasons, but yes you're "supposed" to roll opposed.  Subject to the Rule Zero trump, as always.
RPG mechanics exist to give structure and consistency to the game world, true, but at the end of the day, youíre fighting dragons with algebra and random number generators.

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« Reply #3 on: <02-04-21/1346:12> »
SR420A p. 312 The Availability Test
If a character wishes to purchase a controlled item on the black market, make a Negotiation + Charisma Extended Test with a threshold equal to the Availability and an interval based on the itemís cost (see the Availability Interval table, below).

Is that 4e, or what?

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« Reply #4 on: <02-04-21/1351:12> »
A sub-edition of 4e, yes.  SR 20th Anniversary Edition.   Kind of a 4e mark II.
RPG mechanics exist to give structure and consistency to the game world, true, but at the end of the day, youíre fighting dragons with algebra and random number generators.

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« Reply #5 on: <02-04-21/1430:17> »
Is that 4e
Yes.

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