Confusion about Treat Wounds


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I am unclear how to apply the following sentence from the Treat Wounds skill action:

If you succeed at your check, you can continue treating the target to grant additional healing. If you treat them for a total of 1 hour, double the Hit Points they regain from Treat Wounds.

Does this mean after 6 successful Treat Wounds checks (10 minutes each = 1 total hour of treatment), additional Treat Wounds checks are twice as effective at restoring HP?

For some reason, this sentence isn't clear to me. Thanks to anyone who can help clarify the intent of this rule.


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No it means after 10 minutes when you succeed the check you can A. Heal the listed amount or B. Spend another 50 min and heal double.

If you have plenty of time go with option B it's less healing/minute but less chance of a nat 1 preventing further healing.


Bardarok wrote:

No it means after 10 minutes when you succeed the check you can A. Heal the listed amount or B. Spend another 50 min and heal double.

If you have plenty of time go with option A it's less healing/minute but less chance of a nat 1 preventing further healing.

Many thanks for the explanation!


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Quote:
If you succeed at your check, you can continue treating the target to grant additional healing. If you treat them for a total of 1 hour, double the Hit Points they regain from Treat Wounds.

The sentence would be clearer if it was:

"If you succeed at your check, you can decide to continue treating the target for an additional hour to double the Hit Points they regain from Treat Wounds."

As it is written I am also confused since it can be read (implied from the IF wording)...

"grant additional healing. If you treat them for a total of 1 hour"

...That they could treat the target less for than one hour to gain some sort of benefit.

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