I'm new to the system, and am doing my gosh-darndest to piece it all together, but there's one thing I've come across that I can't quite figure out where I'm entirely confident in the result.
In the Four-Eyes hindrance (page 80), it describes a +2 bonus to PER when you're wearing prescription glasses, but "Don't forget that this bonus also grants a +10 roll bonus on all PER based checks."
After spending all my creation points and applying the permanent -1 reduction to PER, the base stat is 6, and my untagged PER-based skills have rank 16.
If I'm understanding the way this works, while my pony is wearing his prescription glasses, I treat him as having a PER score of 8 (6+2), increasing all of the PER MFDs appropriately.
Then, rather than cascading those changes through the PER-based skills, I simply add 10 to my TN values on all those rolls.
My question is both for confirmation and to clarify this in a broader sense: Increasing my PER by 2 increases my MFD 1 by 20, and by extension, my MFD 1/2 by 10. Is this increase to my MFD 1/2 where the +10 bonus comes from?
I'm confused because on page 68, describing the different types of bonuses/penalties it says this on Temporary Attribute Bonus/Penalty:
"Dependent skills don’t need to be recalculated; they receive a roll bonus or penalty equal to the attribute bonus or penalty."
But the described attribute score bonus is +2 and the described skill roll bonus is +10.
Hi there! Welcome to the forum. Sorry for the late reply but activity here is less than it used to be and I don't visit on a daily basis like a used to (And honestly most people who used to be on here i chat on discord with xD but ya know).
1. That I'm mostly sure is left over from previous versions of the manual and not written well. It does give the +2 Temp PER stat bonus, but really what I believe that +10 bonus to roll means it that the +2 Temp PER stat bonus increases your MFD1 for all PER based skills by 10. That's because every time a Temp stat bonus is given your MFD1 improves by 5 (thus if 2 Temp stat bonus you gain 10). If this is confusing let me know I can clarify further with an example.
2. You're making a few mistakes on this one xD First and foremost Temp stat bonuses do not count the same as Permanent ones.