Stormcrow's picture
December 1, 2014 - 9:57am
The Diagnosis subskill of Medical skill strikes me as a little odd. Anyone can use a medscanner to get a general diagnosis, but the medic can only use his subskills on a patient if he first makes a specific diagnosis.

That's all very well, but it also says that a medic who fails to produce a specific diagnosis will still know which drug to use, and this drug will overcome the problem with a check of the patient's current Stamina.

Okay... So say we have a patient who's been poisoned and currently has 50 Stamina points left. If a level 1 medic succeeds at Diagnosis he can administer antitox and Neutralize Toxins with a 40% chance of success. If he fails at Diagnosis he can neutralize the toxin just by administering antitox, and there's a 50% chance of success. What?

Perhaps the success rates should read, "X% + skill level, or patient's current Stamina, whichever is greater."

Abub's picture
December 1, 2014 - 10:29am
Welcome to the wonky SF skill system.