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Author Topic: Quick LCS Question: Forumula For Law Skill  (Read 801 times)

enigma74

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Quick LCS Question: Forumula For Law Skill
« on: September 12, 2011, 04:08:27 pm »

What's the exact formula for strength of argument in a trial case?  Obviously law skill is important but I can't remember if persuasion, intelligence, and charisma have some influence.  Was it Law + (Persuasion/2) or something like that?
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Stargrasper

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Re: Quick LCS Question: Forumula For Law Skill
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 11:07:16 pm »

Did some quick source diving.  The equation used for legal self-representation appears to be as follows:
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defensepower=5*(g.skill_roll(SKILL_PERSUASION)-3)+10*(g.skill_roll(SKILL_LAW)-3);
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enigma74

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Re: Quick LCS Question: Forumula For Law Skill
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 05:01:56 am »

Thanks, much appreciated.  Unfortunately I ended up doing the same thing myself as the Bay12 forums crashed for a few hours after I posted my question.  I'd like to add to what you posted above, regarding the justice system if anyone is still curious.

Major spoilers follow:
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Re: Quick LCS Question: Forumula For Law Skill
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 01:58:36 pm »

Note that skill rolls are themselves somewhat random, and return results on a bell curve centered on your skill plus a bit of the corresponding attribute; the average roll should be approximately equal to your skill level, up to around 9 skill, and then it starts to get diminishing returns.
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