Hello! The setting for this game is amazing and I'm planning on running this game for my group! But I have a few questions.
Is there some sort of reference for difficulty numbers/DC? (I'm assuming DC stands for Difficulty Check, though it's never stated in the book) It sounds like the GM arbitrarily assigns a DC number, which could lead to some unpleasant moments for the players. For instance, if a Pariah's attribute is 11, and their skill gives them a d8, but the DC is 20, their maximum score would be 19, so they would fail the test even with a perfect roll, unless they add their HD.
Should the GM keep a list of all the Pariah's attributes and skills to prevent automatic failures? Or should the GM share what the DC is before the player rolls so they can choose what skills to use and whether or not to add HD?
Regarding adding HD, it says a Pariah can add one of their HD to a roll, provided they have a strong narrative reason, but it never explains what that reason might be. It does for adding HD Pariahs DON'T have, which makes sense, and has the consequence of causing damage. What would make narrative sense to use available HD, and how would you prevent players from abusing it?
There's also a very confusing bit in the Melee section, which I think may be a typo. It says:
"Characters may attack anyone EXCEPT those they're engaged in melee with"
Is it supposed to say "Characters may NOT attack anyone except those they're engaged in melee with"?