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Old 11-11-2011, 08:25 PM   #171
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I think you'd require some instruction first. A Ferrari Italia has 562hp, the Ferrari 599 has 612hp. This is what, five or six times more than your average family car?
Only about an additional 25-50% over a Trans-AM when running it in the power band though.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:58 PM   #172
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Mental note: Pay other people to drive me around in Germany.

And invest in a blindfold.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:50 PM   #173
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Mental note: Pay other people to drive me around in Germany.

And invest in a blindfold.
Texas is like that, only not as bad. I once heard a trucker warning some travelers about speed traps in central Oklahoma. "Once you get to Texas, though, don't even worry about it. Even the cops speed there."

Which is true. It's still quite possible to get a ticket for speeding, though, particularly if you plow through small towns or weave through high-speed traffic.

This is the side of effect of geography in which it takes longer to drive from Dallas to Houston than it does from Dallas to Little Rock, Arkansas, and a culture in which owning vehicles is a religion.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:44 PM   #174
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Texas is like that, only not as bad. I once heard a trucker warning some travelers about speed traps in central Oklahoma. "Once you get to Texas, though, don't even worry about it. Even the cops speed there."

Which is true. It's still quite possible to get a ticket for speeding, though, particularly if you plow through small towns or weave through high-speed traffic.

This is the side of effect of geography in which it takes longer to drive from Dallas to Houston than it does from Dallas to Little Rock, Arkansas, and a culture in which owning vehicles is a religion.
Texas is a whole 'nother country for driving. Drivers don't know how to pass--they'll tailgate you until you pull to the right and drive on the shoulder, then they'll pass you. Even if you can only move six inches over the line and they will still have to pass entirely in the lane of opposing traffic, they'll tailgate until you move over those six inches. Weird thing is driving over the line is illegal in California; in Texas it's "courtesy." At least that's what a Texas police officer told me.

As for small Texas towns, I've driven many times through a particular incorporated "city" that has about 300 people. In spite of their tiny size they have their own police department. I suspect the department largely self-supports by writing tickets. I've gotten ticketed there a few times, but only once when I was breaking the law--I anticipated the increased speed limit sign by about three seconds. I paid for that ticket, but on the ones where I was innocent I pled not guilty and filed a motion for discovery. That involves a lot of paperwork on their part, and all those tickets were dismissed.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:45 AM   #175
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That's okay up to a point, but you stop getting "on the job" training at some point when you never have to perform tasks that involve any risk of failure for you.
His chart tops out at all of 11.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:12 AM   #176
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His chart tops out at all of 11.
It also assumes a steep degeneration of DX, which is not at all realistic. In the 90% of people who don't get dementia, DX decline would be a slow, steady process until nearly the end of their life.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:26 AM   #177
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It also assumes a steep degeneration of DX, which is not at all realistic. In the 90% of people who don't get dementia, DX decline would be a slow, steady process until nearly the end of their life.
I fully do agree. But these are the rules as they are written - unless I made a mistake, which is always possible; don't hesitate to correct it if I'm wrong.

At 50, a HT roll every year for every of the four basic attributes.
At 70, a HT roll every six months for every of the four basic attributes.

The bonus is TL - 3, thus, for an average man, it gives an effective score of 14. Hey, come on, I made a mistake! I took an effective score of 12. I have to correct my table... But not yet... Something else very important to do...

So... Coming back soon.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:42 PM   #178
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And here we are with the new table, corrected, thanks to Pawsplay.

18.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 05 [0]
22.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 09 [1]
27.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 10 [2]
31.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 10 [3]
36.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 11 [4]
40.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 11 [5]
45.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 11 [6]
49.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 11 [7]
54.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 12 [8]
58.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 12 [9]
63.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 11 [10]
67.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 11 [11]
72.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 11 [12]
76.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 10 [13]
81.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 09 [14]
85.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 08 [15]
90.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 08 [16]
94.5 years old, driving license: Driving - 07 [17]
99.0 years old, driving license: Driving - 05 [18]


An effective HT of 14 gives a failed roll every 10 rolls, not every 4 rolls... Much better, isn't it?
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:42 AM   #179
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not forgetting:

Cars are easy to drive.
Roads are easy to drive on.
Driving at the road conditions makes it easy.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:35 AM   #180
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not forgetting: Cars are easy to drive. Roads are easy to drive on. Driving at the road conditions makes it easy.
This is exactly why driving into town is an utterly trivial task with no success roll required... Unless an unexpected event occurs - in which the character would better have more than the mere default skill.
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