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POLL: Saving Throws - Yes or No?


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Lee Brilleaux Fezian writes:

Ah, Jonesy, how young you must be!

Saving rolls date from the classic 1960s era of Don Featherstone and Tony Bath, a time when all wargaming was historical, and the closest to fantasy was when Bath fought ought campaigns using Robert E. Howard's fantasy world of Hyboria, substituting ancient armies for all the nations therein.

Like 'em or don't, saving rolls long precede complex charts or even movement trays in historical wargames.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
I'm neutral about saving throws
228
46%
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no opinion
11
2%
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what's a saving throw?
4
1%
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yes - saving throws are good
149
30%
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no - saving throws are bad
100
20%
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vojvoda Inactive Member wonders...

Seems simple enough - I was reading about a "new" set of rules, and about the only thing I can see is there are saving throws.

While I have incorporated them at times for convention games and some skirmish games I have written over the years, I am not sold on the concept. Many game systems do almost the same thing with morale checks as a result of attacks (i.e., JRIII morale checks when first hit by artillery).

So what do you think about saving throws? Good or bad? Yes or No?