Just a simple question for today.
Would you rather roll on the extreme edges - albeit in balance - where 90% of your rolls are either Critical Successes or Critical Failures, or would you rather roll on the average part of the bell curve where 90% of your rolls are about what you'd expect and you don't fail too much, but you also don't really have many epic successes?
Thinking about it, I'm not sure I can place it. The rush of the "Always a Critical, success or failure" could make for some amazing times and character moments, but the swings of soul crushing victory or defeat could also prove too much. I mean, we're not saying you win 90% of the time, just that 90% of the time whatever happens is epic.
Actually, with that in mind, I think I could get more out of a character who rolled average without many, if any, big successes or failures. Instead of it becoming a story of the lucky booming elite, it could be one of perseverence, careful planning, and doing everything possible to ensure that an average result is enough for success. I think it could add a fun layer of strategy to a character that otherwise may not be present.
How about you?