Next session, my players will have to face a Hunting Horror. After a few rounds, they will (I hope) notice they can`t beat it, and we will move to a chase scene, emulating that picture in the book with a car being chase by this flying monster. The problem is that looking at RAW, Hunting Horror flying speed is 11, and a standard car has speed of 12 (at 20's). So that would mean there is no chase.
So I'll try to adapt JAMES BOND RPG chase rules for CoC 7th edition. What do you think?
GM determines range at which the chase begins for the first round, the range in subsequent rounds will be determined by the maneuvers undertaken.
Winning side declares which side goes first.
Side going first declares which maneuver will be used.
Maneuver is resolved. If successful the results are applied immediately, if unsuccessful determine whether a mishap has occured.
First side can fire any weapons it has.
Side going second declares maneuvers, resolve as per step 5
The second side can now fire its weapons.
Repeat until the chase is over.
Step 1 Five range categories, Close, Medium, Long, Distant and Extreme.
Step 2 GM and players engage in a bidding war, first one side bids then the others. Initial bid starts at Difficulty Normal, and bids can be done by adding penalty dies (up to +2) or increasing difficulty. GM bids for all NPC's at once. If the PC's are in separate vehicles they bid separately, if they're in the same vehicle the driver bids. Difference in MOV limits the highest number of increases that can be bid without risking a mishap by player or GM.
GM - Normal
Players - Normal + 1 penalty die
GM - Normal + 2 penalty die
Players - Hard
Step 3 Winning bidder announces whether his character will go first or last. GM decide's which order the remaining PC's go in.
Step 4 If a PC is going first they describe what they want to do and they and the GM decide which maneuver fits the action. If the NPC's go first the GM decides one maneuver for all of them.
Step 5 The first side now resolves its maneuver. If successful the effects apply immediately. If it fails a mishap may occur, a Safety roll is made. If the Safety roll (rating determined by the maneuver attempted and any other modifiers) succeeds there is no mishap. PC's can spend Luck on either roll as normal.
Step 6 The first side may attempt to attack another participant in the race, range permitting.
Step 7 The other side now resolves its maneuvers
Step 8 As per step 6 for the second side.
Pursue/Flee - Safety Rating modifier +1 (gets +1 penalty die or difficulty gets one level higher if already at +2 penalty die)
An attempt to either close or increase the distance between parties involved in the chase. You can change ranges based on difficulty rolled:
- Normal: 1
- Hard: 2
- Extreme: 3
- Critical: 4
This maneuver cannot be used if the speed difference between the two vehicles is too great e.g. a character on foot cannot puruse or flee a character in a vehile (unless the character is superhumanly fast or the vehicle is uncommonly slow)
Force - Safety rating modifier +2
An attempt to physically interfere with another vehicle in the chase in order to cause a mishap or apply an aspect. The characer performing the maneuver receives bonus (or penalty) die equal to the difference between their vehicle and the targets Build. If the maneuver is successful the victim must make a safety roll against same difficulty. If they fail they suffer a consequence.
Maneuver can only be attempted at Close range.
Quick Turn - Safety rating modifier +2
An attempt to have the pursuer lose track of you by taking an evasive maneuver. If successful the pursuer must make a Spot Hidden roll against same difficulty. If it is succesful, range becomes close. If not, there is a chance the chase ends.
Double Back - Safety rating modifier +2
Turn 180 degrees and pass the pursuers who are now going in the wrong direction. If successful your range with the pursuers becomes Close. If the pursuers do not use the Double Back maneuver (and receive the same number of Shifts as you did) then at the end of the round your range becomes Extreme. the pursuer can optionally perform a Force maneuver.
This maneuver cannot be used by the pursuer and can only be used at Close and Medium range.
Trick - Safety rating modifier +3
A catch-all category for the kind of miscellaneous actions that can be attempted in a chase, popping up on two wheels to cut through an alley, jumping a canal, etc. If the GM disallows the trick the PC suggests the player can choose another action. If the Trick is successful the pursuer must make the same roll. A failed attempt will result in the pursuer suffering a consequence unless they succed in a Safety roll.
If you dont get at least Hard difficulty on the roll the vehicle gains a temporary aspect to reflect it coming through not quite intact.
These occur if you fail a Safety roll, the vehicle suffers a Consequnce. If you bid higher than difference in MOV you will need to make a safety roll even if your maneuver succeeds. If you fail your maneuver and you bid higher than difference in MOV you will have to make two Safety rolls.
The character driving can choose to suffer a consequence in place of the vehicle.