Herowannabe wrote:Basically, I would say pewter is generally better for getting in and out, but Tin is better for getting in and out unnoticed.
See, I get the whole "tin helps you be unnoticed". My question is... how does tin help you with the "getting in and out" part?
Pewter lets you do things normal people can't do. This wall is unscalable... no it's not. No one could run across this rail in the seconds between the spotlight shining on it... hold my beer.
Tin is inherently reactionary. If their defenses actually could stop any normal human, all tin will do is let me be 100% positive that there is no way in. If I make a tin misting or ferring, I'm accepting that the Narrator is going to have to build weaknesses into his defense for me to find. If he simply makes our opponents competent, all my tin will do is let us know that.
I've always had issues with pure "sneaking" in RP, anyway. It's like being what D&D 4e referred to as a minion; you are only ever one "hit" away from just being dead. If I'm going to sneak and all I've got is tin, I will need to succeed in literally every single roll I make. I fail once, and I get caught, and then that's it. There's no more sneaking. It's not like combat where you can have one bad roll, take a hit, and keep going. It doesn't matter if I succeed on almost every contest. The first failure is the end of the mission.
I don't mind challenges, but I worry that this won't be a "fun" challenge. Knowing that the Narrator will have to craft the challenges to deliberately give them a weakness for me to exploit, and knowing the entire time that I can succeed at every single roll and if I fail the very last one I have categorically failed the entire endeavor, and it's merely a matter of pure chance I have little control over that might end up making the entire experience a meaningless failure... that doesn't strike me as "fun challenge."
Unfortunately the other viable option seems to be take something like pewter, which is a little cliché. Of the two, I think I'd prefer that, however. Should I do Pewter/Tin? Or is that too much on easy mode? I do want the fun aspects of enhanced senses, of being extra sneaky, but I worry that every character I make is a twinborn.