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Recovering stress?

posted Jun 17, 2018 12:44:52 by karohemd
Is there a way of recovering stress that hasn't resulted in an injury out of/after combat, i.e. not the Recover action? Or is it assumed that after the end of a combat a new scene starts?
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Deadmanwalking said Jun 18, 2018 01:08:32
Stress goes away after the combat (though Injuries and Complications remain).
Elijah said Jun 18, 2018 01:11:39
Unless there is a ticking time-bomb, it is assumed the scene ends immediately after combat (and yes, I know that Modiphius is kinda all over the Place with Acts, Scenes and Encounters in their published Adventures). With the exception that if someone is dying, the PC have a chance to give First Aid just before the Scene Ends and everyone recovers their Stress.
Shran said Jun 18, 2018 14:07:39
A new Scene starts whenever the GM feels it is appropriate. It should also fit in the narrative. For example, if an away team beams aboard another vessel and tries to seize the bridge, fighting breaks out. After the fight, if all enemies are defeated and the bridge is under control, the Scene should end because it fits narratively. On the other hand, when the away team has to run through various corridors and decks to get to the bridge, I (as a GM) would not end the Scene after each skirmish in a corridor.

As a rule of thumb, Scenes only end (and Stress therefor regenerates) if the characters can take a few minutes to catch their breath without an immediate danger.
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