by Claire Redfield » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:05 am
by Crion » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:43 am
Claire Redfield wrote:In a game I'm in on RPOL, playing Spider-Woman, I used it with a sneak attack. Spider-Woman dropped out of a tree and smacked Barbarus in the head, bounced around him at high speed, delivering low-level Venom Blasts and such, all in an attempt to disorient and stun him.
It worked, too. I punked him out from zero stress to mentally stressed out in one move. ^_^
Cam wrote:Mental stress is confusion, lack of focus, disorientation, inability to reason, etc.
by Spatula » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:09 am
Crion wrote:So, with this example, you purposely stated that the venom blast was used specifically to disorient and confuse? I've always seen it as more of a physical thing, contested by Stamina, so. . .
Crion wrote:Cam, I'm a bit confused that specifically physical powers are tied to a mental stress track. Could you give an example or two as to how those specific powers can be used to cause mental stress?
by Supplanter » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:44 pm
Spatula wrote:I'm a little fuzzy on the line between mental stress and complications in the middle of a fight myself, but I think that Claire's example is a good one. A weak attack against a tough foe can't hurt, but it can be used to blind, distract, disorient, enrage, etc. I just finished watching the recent Avengers cartoon, and cartoon Wasp does that sort of thing fairly often.
by Claire Redfield » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:13 pm
So, with this example, you purposely stated that the venom blast was used specifically to disorient and confuse? I've always seen it as more of a physical thing, contested by Stamina, so. . .
by Crion » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:57 am
Claire Redfield wrote: Meanwhile, your other senses are being assaulted by the pheromones, which are making your brain do funny things. One could easily be overwhelmed by something like that.
Spatula wrote:That would typically be resisted by Durability, actually. Stamina is for physical recovery rolls.
by Reinhardt75 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:58 pm
by EldritchFire » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:02 am
by Reinhardt75 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:31 am