N N 959 wrote:BigNorseWolf wrote:Balderdash. Something you have a 50 50 chance of failing at is NOT trivial.False conclusion. Based on a faulty assumption. Where do you come up with failing 50% of the time?
Stop that. You can't call it a false conclusion if you don't know how I'm getting it.
You can take 10 if you have a +10 modifier and need a 20. That is something that you would fail half the time. That is NOT a trivial(easy) task.
Math failure alert:+10 and needing a 20 is NOT a 50% failure rate on a roll.
+9 and needing a 20, to +10 and needing a 21 would both be a 50% failure rate.
And, contrariwise: If you have a 50% or better chance of success, how is the task NOT trivial?
"On a normal day, I can control my car easily, even though I only have a +1 Driver skill. If the weather is bad, or there are a bunch of maniacs out there, I am distracted trying to avoid them, so I have a harder time controlling my vehicle."