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Old 07-01-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Damage Reduction and Afflictions

Maybe I'm stupid but I can't find if the one has any effect on the other. Yet since DR has it seems logical that they would interact. Help?
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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IT(DR) has no effect on afflictions.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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Nevermind. Mixed up Resistance v. Reduction.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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Third paragraph of the Affliction entry in Basic.
That's Damage Resistance, not IT:DR. It almost tripped me up, too.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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That's Damage Resistance, not IT:DR. It almost tripped me up, too.
It would have saved a lot of confusion if it was Damage Divisor instead of Damage Reduction ;)
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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Just another small thing to keep in mind for a hypthetical 5th edition in another 10-15 years or so ;)
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #7
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It would have saved a lot of confusion if it was Damage Divisor instead of Damage Reduction ;)
Not really because it not Damage Reduction, it's Injury Tolerance (Damage Reduction), as such DR never means Damage Reduction, but always
Damage Resistance.

Note Combat Reflexes and crushing damage never gets mixed up despite crushing's official abbreviation is cr.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:46 PM   #8
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Note Combat Reflexes and crushing damage never gets mixed up despite crushing's official abbreviation is cr.
because they aren't analouges of each other. Its the difference between subtraction and division, and they have 2/3 of the word in common

damage re duction
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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It would have saved a lot of confusion if it was Damage Divisor instead of Damage Reduction ;)
Agreed. Which is why IT:DR became common usage.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #10
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Also, what GURPS calls Damage Resistance is called Damage Reduction in that other game.
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