[PnP] Influence chance formula

Paul L. Ming pming at northwestel.net
Sun Mar 10 06:38:55 CET 2013


   The "Race" part is under Appearance. The modifier listed there is to 
the characters Appearance score. You didn't give us the Humans 
Appearance score. I'm going to just pick a number...say...44. So, an Elf 
viewing that character sees the Human as having an Ap of (44 - 10 =) 34. 
Looking at the chart listed there, under Appearance, that means the 
Humans effective Ap is Average, which gives a +5 adjustment.

Now, the characters IC is 17. So, 17 +5 = 22. That equates to "A: 
Initial Appearance Reaction" of Table 1.20. Now you just start 
adding/subtracting from that.

We add "E" (+40), "J" (+40), "L" (-40+W).

You said the listener (the elf) has a W of 14, so we plug that into "L" 
and get -54. Yes, I'm using math wrong because I *think* Richard was 
trying to say that if you have a high W score, you are more likely to be 
able to 'force yourself to refuse' as opposed to 'force yourself to 
spill the beans', so to speak.

The IC result is thusly: 22 + 40 + 40 - 54 = 48%

Of course, if you do it "mathmatically correct", you end up with 22 + 40 
+ 40 - 26. Which gives  an IC of 76%. But, as I said, I think Richard 
was going for the "Higher W means you are more likely to resist being 
influenced". So I'd use the first.



On 3/08/13 2:27 PM, Matteo wrote:
> Hi all,
> yesterday evening i used the influence chance formula but i have some 
> doubts, can you tell me if the calculation is correct?
> the human player is trying to influence an elf.
> the human player has IC (nfluence chance) of 17.
> First of all i have to take into account the appearance reaction, so 
> the human is perceived by the elf as having an IC of 7 (17-10)
> Now, the suggestion is CLEARLY to the listener's advantage.
> The listener is a Personal contact of the influencer (i assume this 
> means that the two persons are friends, am i right?)
> Finally, the listener is under pressure from some other source to 
> refuse the request.
> So, according to the influence chance table on page 18, Book I, the 
> values are these:
> +40%
> +40%
> -40+W (the listener has a will score of 14)
> i end up with a 61% chance of success.
> 7+14+40+40-40=61
> Is this correct?
> thanks in advance
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