I am running a Campaign (venusian apocalypse), first one with 3rd edition. THe mechanics are great, but I'm really struggling with the Dark symmetry Point mechanic (and chronicle Points to a certain degree). What are your experiences with the system? Our sessions last about 3-3,5 hours which should be fairly standard. More often than not I end up flooded in DS Points, especially if the session does not include combat. The players tend to give me a DS Point or two to succeed on skill rollls and I start with 8 (four players with 2 chronicle Points each). It sometimes feels like the game is made for hundreds of deice rolls every session and assumes more than one combat as well, which very rarely happens.
I would be grateful for any advice on how to get a flowing DS economy, especially in sessions with no combats (yes, special abilities consume DS but in the written adventures there are not that many fights with DS using adversaries). How do you use it? Have you skipped it altogether? Do you inflict Dread and corruption on items every five minutes? It's also hard to know what dangers require DS and when not to use it (for example some hazards in the jungle in VA is stated to "cost" DS Point while others are not.
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