Continued from Rolling With the Temps
It’s looking grim for Colin and Sylvester as our previous, and rather literal, cliffhanger has left them clinging to the door of their time machine some 30 feet in the air. But more importantly, Mr. Hartnell has slapped Misters Baker and McCoy with a verbal Incident Report each. That’s two on the table, which means if they get one more before they can get rid of these, it’ll be a written report. And nobody wants that.
Mr. Hartnell: Well, gentlemen, what do you intend to do?
Mr. Baker: I fully intend to hang here. It’s a lovely day, the air is brisk, and the exercise could do me some good.
Mr. McCoy: Well, if you’re not going to get us out of this mess, I certainly will.
Mr. Baker: I should hope so!
Mr. McCoy: Can I swing over to the cliff face and get a foot hold?
Mr. Hartnell: You can certainly try. Are you setting the effort here or the effect?
Mr. Hartnell: Yes. The effect will leave you on the cliff face, where you’ll likely be able to climb down, I suppose. Minor, definitely. So you should be rolling d10s.
Again, by crossing referencing the minor and major on the effect and effort chart, Mr. Hartnell has cleverly sussed out the die to use.
Also worth noting, since our temps have not, so far, really interacted with other, and have only just been affecting their own lives, Mr. Hartnell has consistently been setting the effect to minor. Though he can change what that exact effect could be–everything from getting down safely to crawling back into the time machine to ending up clinging to the cliff wall–the level will still be minor until they start interfering with the lives of others.