I’ve been reading through the GM & Player facing pamphlets (in addition to MIND THE GAP) and I’ve got some questions (and, in the future, some small typo / grammar suggestions).
First and foremost, RE: Progress Bars on Threats (whether they’re a network being hacked or a person being convinced or taken out):
You state that most Threats have a Progress Bar of 4, 6, or 8. You then go on to say
When progress is made, tick a number of segments in the PROGRESS BAR equal to T (when the Threat advances) or E (when the PCs advance).
Can you provide an example of how this would look in action? For instance, if the PCs are going toe-to-toe with the bouncer you provide as an example, would the bouncer’s threat increase at some point? Or is the above referenced line meant to refer to Threats that aren’t yet in the group’s face, but that could be if the Threat bar fills?
Additionally, you say
MOST GOONS CAN BE TAKEN OUT WITH A SINGLE SUCCESS WHILE NESTED BARS REPRESENT MORE COMPLEX THREATS.
This sounds like one successful roll takes out a Threat; is it meant that one successful roll takes out threats that do not have Progress Bars? Or is Success here defined as “once the PCs have advanced the Progress Bar to full?”
Lastly for now, you have a few examples that show bars with darker gray boxes or even yellow boxes… what does this mean/how is it interpreted in play?
Thank you for reading all of this, sorry for the huge post!