Rez

01-17-2012, 09:20 PM

So reading the new rulespack, the variable round length has me confused. Quoting from page 4.

"Each round in a Steamroller event has a variable round length. Before each round begins, the EO rolls a d3 and multiplies the result by the variable, the turn extension length for the event size. He then rolls a d6 to determine whether the variable will be subtracted or added to the base round length to determine the overall round length".

So using a 50 point game as an example. Base round length is 100 minutes, extension is 5 minutes. So you roll a d3 and multiply that by the variable (5-15 mins). You then roll a d6 and add or subtract the variable.

This is where I get confused. The variable was previously stated as being the extension (5 mins in this case). So when adding or subtracting the variable, your only adding or subtracting 5 mins? This would make the total round time between 100-120 mins. My PG and other locals thought the d3 x variable result would be added or subtracted depending on the d6 result, giving a round time of between 85-115 mins.

This is further confused by the table directly below the quoted paragraph. It states a variable roll of 1-3 results in the Overall Round Length being Base -1 extension. A result of 4-6 results in Base +1 extension. What is the purpose of rolling the d3 and multiplying it by the variable, if the table then states a round will only be +/- 5 mins (at 50 points) on base length?

Not understanding this section at all.

"Each round in a Steamroller event has a variable round length. Before each round begins, the EO rolls a d3 and multiplies the result by the variable, the turn extension length for the event size. He then rolls a d6 to determine whether the variable will be subtracted or added to the base round length to determine the overall round length".

So using a 50 point game as an example. Base round length is 100 minutes, extension is 5 minutes. So you roll a d3 and multiply that by the variable (5-15 mins). You then roll a d6 and add or subtract the variable.

This is where I get confused. The variable was previously stated as being the extension (5 mins in this case). So when adding or subtracting the variable, your only adding or subtracting 5 mins? This would make the total round time between 100-120 mins. My PG and other locals thought the d3 x variable result would be added or subtracted depending on the d6 result, giving a round time of between 85-115 mins.

This is further confused by the table directly below the quoted paragraph. It states a variable roll of 1-3 results in the Overall Round Length being Base -1 extension. A result of 4-6 results in Base +1 extension. What is the purpose of rolling the d3 and multiplying it by the variable, if the table then states a round will only be +/- 5 mins (at 50 points) on base length?

Not understanding this section at all.