[PnP] Navigation Woes

Alex Koponen akoponen at mosquitonet.com
Sat Sep 30 05:59:37 CEST 2006

I did get the pdf. It makes more sense when looking at the pdf.

Navigation is an 'or 80' skill, Survival is a regular skill (typical 
value of 6). The grid has difficulty ranging from 1 to 100. Except in 
plains or desert during the daytime that gives the world's best 
navigator (without survival skill) a 20% chance to get lost each hex. 
Far too big a chance of being lost in my opinion.

Off the top of my head I would be more inclined to use 11d10-10, where 
the odds of getting extremes in difficulty would be quite low. Either 
way this system would REQUIRE someone in the party to have Navigation 
skill if the party ever leaves the coast or roads. Otherwise the party 
will be lost most of the time.

Given any landmarks (sun, distant mountain, etc.) the odds of getting 
lost should be quite low. Perhaps I or Em should be added to the 
effective Navigation skill. Only when darkness, bad weather or total 
lack of landmarks is present should the chance of being lost be anywhere 
near this high.

It might work fine if you cut in half the chance of being lost. It is a 
nice idea, presented well...but I don't think I would use your 
navigation matrix without modification.
                                    Alex Koponen 

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