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Old 09-06-2017, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default SM>0 allies and frequency of appearence

Hello!

Is it RAI for me as a GM to give a discount to a larger ally (say, a mount) based on guesstimating how much of the time the ally will be unavailable due to it's bigger size preventing it to fit in some areas and using the closest Frequency of Appearance to that guesstimate as the basis for that discount, and use that instead of rolling?

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Old 09-06-2017, 05:27 PM   #2
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Yes, allies should be priced based on how often they are actually useful.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:33 PM   #3
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Well, the mount is already getting a discount on its cost because of its SM.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:06 PM   #4
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Well, the mount is already getting a discount on its cost because of its SM.
A discount on ST, only. You could have a different really strong ally with a high FoA that could run around indoors without problems, so the SM discount on ST isn't really relevant. It isn't really just about SM anyway; most people don't let you ride your horse around inside, not just because they are big, but because they are big, skittish, destructive, and not house trained.

Really the FoA should be viewed as frequency of usefulness, not "is notionally in the session because it is stabled nearby".
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