Zelbinian and I were doing a mock Fight with Sword characters, Fidhean vs. Ssisz. The roden got me in a 1D lock, and then we came to an action where I had Avoid (escape) and he had Lock (increase).
The Lock rules say that you can use Agl, For or Power to escape - my Agl is better by far, so I used that.
But… how would that interact with a Strike? Can an Avoid (escape) be used to reduce the impact of a Strike? And if so, is it a versus test or independent? The matrix implies versus. But in that case, is it extra Avoid successes that can reduce the lock, or all of them (which is what we did)?
The sucky thing about it being extra successes only is that I’m not afraid of his puny bites, as I’m armored. I’d much rather not oppose his bite with my avoid than have to beat his Strike dice to reduce the lock. Anyways, which way around is it?
(Another option entirely would be for me to roll twice, once with Agl against Ob 0 to reduce the lock, and once with Spd against his sword.)