Hey, I need a little help on how extended tasks work. Before STA I played D&D and Pathfinder, and I really like the concept of skill challenges. Extended tasks somehow seem to be the same thing..but.. do I get it correct, that in an extended task you try the same task over and over again? So if you have to disarm a bomb, you have to use Control + Security to generate some work. Then you use Control + Security to generate more work. And then again Control + Security for even more work.. until finally you filled the work track and got enough breakthroughs. That seems very boring and unnecassary repetitive.
I like the idea of skill challenges more. There you can let the whole party contribute, so for example the character may use control + seurity to defuse, the next character may distract the enemies with presence + whatever, a third character may try to delay the detonator with reason + engineering...
And one additional question.. what is it with the work bar and the magnitude? You want to fill the work bar, but you also want to get breakthroughs.. BTs appear every 5 points, so in an example task of magnitude 3, work 18 (from the these are the voyages book) after 15 work you have completed the task, but your work bar is not full. If it's not every 5 points, what happens when you got 18 work progress, but only 2 BTs? The whole mechanic is very confusing.
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