A difficulty number can be applied to character to character conflicts. This is done when one or both sides of a conflict have something that limits their effectiveness.
Environmental difficulty numbers subtract from the final scores of anyone they effect.
Environmental Difficulty Ratings
Difficulties can apply to one or more attributes. They may at times be used to give an advantage to one side of a conflict if the attributes used to take action and defend are different.
In some cases a GM may impose an environmental difficulty if a conflict is lopsided because of conditions. For example in a swordfight the character on low ground may get a small difficulty penalty. Or if a conflict involves one character with a firearm and the other with a sword, especially if at the start there is a significant distance between the characters.
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