OK, some questions about who does what with NPCs and Circles tests.
- Now, players can play both NPCs and PCs correct? Or are NPCs only the domain of the GM? And if not, what’s the limits on players playing different NPCs?
My intentions are that players are mini-GMs for their scenes, and therefore can play their PC, and relationships they have other than Vaylen FoNs, and anyone they brought in with Circles tests. I see my role during their scenes as, “No, if you want that you need to roll.”
What about Figures of Note on the players’ side? Since the GM is involved in utilizing his own FoNs, is it totally up to the players to bring in their FoN?
A situation arose last week, where someone had to use both a Circles test and a Resources test to bring in a bodyguard. He said, “Well, if it requires both a Circles test and a Resources test to bring in a hireling, no one is going to do it.” Is there a mechanical benefit to getting services? I’m thinking about stating that it becomes part of your tech, and doesn’t need to be re-rolled. But that seems wonky considering how that might circumvent some Circles tests.
I think that’s about it for now. Sorry if this seems to be restating things in the corebook, but the game is really different then how we play. I’m just really trying to understand it.