As a novice to this system, and since I can't seem to make the forum search system work for me, I have a couple of questions regarding the Secondary Skills: Withstand Pain and Style.
Withstand Pain) I noticed that the listing for this skill on page 47 doesn't show it as passive. To my understanding, if a character were to use this as written they'd need to use an action... taking the multiple action penalty into account doesn't this mean they'd need to roll at least a 140 Very Difficult check to even get any use out of it? And that's assuming the pain penalties don't stack on the check.
I'm guessing this might just be a case of common sense, but I always like a nice bit of clarification
Style) So... what exactly do people use this for? Coming from an Exalted background, I'm half tempted to say "Oh! So you're catapulting onto the dragon's head before running down its back to make a leap for the tower... How about a jump check, followed by an athletics check... or possibly this really hard style check to pull it off! (with a three stunt dice bonus)"
I don't know. Some ideas for this would be great, since I hate to think of it as just a way to show off some anime flash.
Thanks very much!