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Old 08-22-2010, 06:45 PM   #17
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Default Re: Auras of Power question

Before everyone nitpicks Toni to death, I'd like to point out that this value was determined in a long, three-way discussion between him, Kromm, and myself.

The short version: Aura + Area Effect means that the ability keeps firing off every second. That means that every person in the area has to make a HT roll every second until affected. Assuming HT 10, the math works out to an average of "a second or two on, then a second off" in the long run. So what Toni wanted to do was to effectively remove that "then a second off", approximately doubling the amount of net time that the subjects were affected. As that was similar to doubling the duration, it was ruled that the net value should be equal to that of Reduced Duration 1/30 (instead of 1/60), a +5% difference.

Just so y'all know what the thought process was. (And that it was actually a pretty darned involved one!)
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