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Old 01-03-2018, 07:56 AM   #11
hal
 
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Default Re: Daze spell vs Daze affliction.

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I've always interpreted "acts normal" to mean the victim guard's appearance to other observers. The phrase means it's not obvious to a casual observer that he's Dazed. He'll stand there looking guard-like. It doesn't mean that he still has goals, conscious processing, selecting Maneuvers in combat. It just means he's not dropping to the floor or standing there gape-jawed, drooling, and reeling. Other the parts where the guard isn't stopping that person walking right past him (which would be "normal" were the guard aware), he looks and "acts normal" if it weren't for all the other stuff happening around him. But his "mind is somewhere else", to use a common idiom.
That's how I've always run it since GURPS MAGIC came out in the first edition...

;)

Nicely worded by the way.
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:49 AM   #12
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Default Re: Daze spell vs Daze affliction.

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I've always interpreted "acts normal" to mean the victim guard's appearance to other observers. The phrase means it's not obvious to a casual observer that he's Dazed. He'll stand there looking guard-like. It doesn't mean that he still has goals, conscious processing, selecting Maneuvers in combat. It just means he's not dropping to the floor or standing there gape-jawed, drooling, and reeling. Other the parts where the guard isn't stopping that person walking right past him (which would be "normal" were the guard aware), he looks and "acts normal" if it weren't for all the other stuff happening around him. But his "mind is somewhere else", to use a common idiom.
Yes, I think "acts normal" means "isn't immediately obvious to an observer that anything is wrong with them except that they aren't reacting if they should."
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