Example of Play
Here is the sheet for Dirk Manly, Private Eye.
(The General Pool is separated out because that's the name for the tub
of extra stones the GM has.)
Dirk wants to shoot Evil McBadguy in the face. He has a Ranged Combat
of 4, meaning that the maximum number of stones he can put into his
Ranged Combat is 4. He decides to put 4 stones in.
Dirk doesn't want to be hurt by Evil McBadguy's raygun, so he moves a
stone from Ranged Combat into Defense.
Ranged Combat has a Weapon Bonus that's always added. In this case it's
Dirk's Gun. So two stones are added from the General Pool into the
Ranged Combat Action. And Dirk has the Toughness Modifier, which helps
his Defense, so one stone is added from the General Pool into his
When he's done allocating stones, Dirk has a total Ranged Combat attack
of 5 stones. He has a total Defense of 2 stones.
After the GM adjudicates the Page, Dirk clears off the stones in his
Defense and Actions, and regenerates his Health in red stones into his
Energy Pool. Since Dirk wasn't hurt, that's three stones.
And that's what Dirk's sheet looks like at the beginning of the next
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