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Burn attacks against monsters with no luck?

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How do burn attacks (flamethrower, molotov cocktail, etc) work against monsters?

According to the rules, the target must roll Luck to avoid catching on fire.

However, no monsters have a LUCK attribute in the manual. How do I know if the creature caught fire or not?

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I'm not one of the designers, but I think the simple answer might be that Luck doesn't apply to Monsters. Period. So if a mechanic like Burn relies on Luck to avoid, the monster just suffers Burn. I don't know that this is correct, but it seems to fit the "kill it with fire" conventional wisdom of the game, and it is how I would rule it in my game.

Consider consulting this discussion (couldn't find an equivalent here at BRP): https://www.yog-sothoth.com/forums/topic/30368-burn-damage-7th-ed/

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You can use the creature's dexterity or dodge instead of luck. Depending on the source of the fire, I would rule  that a hard or extreme success is required on this roll.  Or as klecser said - just roll with the automatic Bun on the creature.

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On 6/24/2019 at 3:51 AM, Scott Dorward said:

With the flame weapons in The Two-Headed Serpent, we suggested that the player character should roll Luck to see if their target caught fire.

Great idea! I'll do that!

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