I’m operating Orrery of the Wanderer, the pre-made journey within the Acquisitions Included ebook. My PCs have simply gotten to the purpose the place they purchase their franchise, however I’ve a query concerning the guidelines for operating a franchise.
The wording of the “Working a Franchise” downtime possibility is imprecise (Acquisitions Included, p. 42; emphasis mine):
Percentile cube are rolled by a participant nominated for this process by the group. The variety of complete days spent by all characters and workers members on this exercise are added to the roll. That complete is then in comparison with the Working a Franchise desk to find out what occurs for the month.
The primary column of the desk beneath that’s labeled “d100 + Days”, with the second column describing the results of the roll.
If a number of characters spend time on the “Working a Franchise” process, do the times stack even when a number of characters are engaged on the identical day(s)?
Which of the next is the proper interpretation?
You add collectively the variety of days that every individual individually works, even when they overlap. (In different phrases, you probably have two individuals working the identical day, it provides 2 days to the roll.)
Or do the times must be completely different ones, during which case the utmost bonus you will get on the percentile roll is +30? (That’s, does “complete days” simply rely the variety of days the place not less than one individual spent that day engaged on the duty?)
The wording appears ambiguous, however I imagine most individuals would interpret it as the previous (i.e. it is the sum of the variety of days every individual works, even when these days overlap). On the desk, nonetheless, you’ll be able to see that in the event that they do stack on this approach, it could be all too straightforward to all the time get the very best results of 91+, “Month-to-month value decreases by 150 %” – which the next part says signifies a 50% revenue (on high of earnings from different actions). This could make the remainder of the desk all however ineffective.
For instance, if the overlapping days are counted a number of instances, then with simply the majordomo and your two unskilled hirelings, you may simply simply have them every work for all 30 days, granting a +90 to the roll, and all the time get the most effective end result on the desk with out having to roll or sacrifice participant character time (you’ll be able to even have your one expert employee do one thing else helpful in addition). That appears damaged.
That is actually my massive sticking level, as I simply acquired the PCs to the purpose the place they’re getting their franchise and I do not need the roll to auto-succeed. That appears boring, and what’s even the purpose of getting a desk if it could possibly simply be bypassed so simply?