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Old 12-24-2017, 08:18 PM   #22
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Default Re: [Basic] Disadvantage of the week: Callous

Originally Posted by Icelander View Post
I would base the decision on effect, not justification. Sense of Duty works with Callous, but unless you limit Callous so that it excludes the person cared for, the character will still not care about their feelings, just their well-being.

This means they still suffer the skill and reaction penalty with regards to that character, even if they are motivated to help them through Sense of Duty.
Justification affects effect. I would absolutely not exempt the full [-5] version from skill penalties for anyone. Just because they make you happy doesn't mean you know how to care about their feelings — only that if you hurt those feelings too much, they might stop.
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