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-====== Surgery ​- IN DEVELOPMENT ​====== +====== Surgery ======
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-**__This page is actively being worked on and does not represent the final version.__**+
  
 Surgery is one of the uses of the [[professional skills#​Physician]] skill, and provides opportunities for tense medical roleplay. Surgery is one of the uses of the [[professional skills#​Physician]] skill, and provides opportunities for tense medical roleplay.
  
-Physicians can perform surgery to treat some Conditions - broken bones, some infections, infestation by horrible alien parasites, etc. Surgery does carry some risk, however, and may fail or even have negative consequences. The Condition lammie or sheet will indicate the type of surgery required, and whether any additional resources like [[Medicaments]] or other requirements are needed.+Physicians can perform surgery to treat some [[Conditions]] - broken bones, some infections, infestation by horrible alien parasites, etc. Surgery does carry some risk, however, and may fail or even have negative consequences. The Condition lammie or sheet will indicate the type of surgery required, and whether any additional resources like [[Medicaments]] or other requirements are needed.
  
 Having more ranks in Physician makes a surgery more likely to succeed, as does working with a team of other Physicians or on a patient with the [[combat skills#​Steel Viscera]] skill. Some Conditions might be more challenging or risky to try and remove, particularly complex or life-threatening ones. As a surgery progresses, unless the Condition is repaired quickly, the risks increase more and more, and an unlucky surgeon must eventually choose to stop working or continue and potentially risk a patient'​s life. Having more ranks in Physician makes a surgery more likely to succeed, as does working with a team of other Physicians or on a patient with the [[combat skills#​Steel Viscera]] skill. Some Conditions might be more challenging or risky to try and remove, particularly complex or life-threatening ones. As a surgery progresses, unless the Condition is repaired quickly, the risks increase more and more, and an unlucky surgeon must eventually choose to stop working or continue and potentially risk a patient'​s life.
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 During the Start Phase, the Physician gathers their team and begins the surgery. Any character with one or more ranks of the Physician skill may join during the Start Phase, and decide on a Lead Physician. You do not need a Referee to __begin__ surgery, but you do need one to continue past the Start Phase. The Start Phase takes at least 3 minutes of roleplay - this time is a good time to send or radio for a Referee. Once at least 3 minutes have passed and the Referee is present, the surgery proceeds to the Treatment Phase. The Lead Physician should identify themselves to the Referee and provide the following information:​ During the Start Phase, the Physician gathers their team and begins the surgery. Any character with one or more ranks of the Physician skill may join during the Start Phase, and decide on a Lead Physician. You do not need a Referee to __begin__ surgery, but you do need one to continue past the Start Phase. The Start Phase takes at least 3 minutes of roleplay - this time is a good time to send or radio for a Referee. Once at least 3 minutes have passed and the Referee is present, the surgery proceeds to the Treatment Phase. The Lead Physician should identify themselves to the Referee and provide the following information:​
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   * How many ranks of Physician they have   * How many ranks of Physician they have
   * How many other Physicians are participating   * How many other Physicians are participating
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   * If they draw a Green, they succeed in treating one Condition (assuming it only requires a single success).   * If they draw a Green, they succeed in treating one Condition (assuming it only requires a single success).
-  * If they draw a Red, they suffer a setback, and can continue the treatment, but at increased risk. +  * If they draw a Yellow, they suffer a setback, and can continue the treatment, but at increased risk. 
-  * If they draw a Black, the patient deteriorates,​ and may suffer a LETHAL wound or some other negative consequence. +  * If they draw a Red, the patient deteriorates,​ and may suffer a LETHAL wound or some other negative consequence. 
-  * If they draw a Grey, the patient suffers a severe negative consequence and may die.+  * If they draw a Black, the patient suffers a severe negative consequence and may die.
  
 After drawing a card, the Lead Physician may choose to keep going, roleplaying another minute of surgery and drawing a card, or stop and proceed to the Finishing Phase. The cards drawn are returned to the Treatment Deck after each draw. The assisting Physicians must continue to be involved, or the benefits of their help (increasing the odds of success) will be removed for the next card draw. After drawing a card, the Lead Physician may choose to keep going, roleplaying another minute of surgery and drawing a card, or stop and proceed to the Finishing Phase. The cards drawn are returned to the Treatment Deck after each draw. The assisting Physicians must continue to be involved, or the benefits of their help (increasing the odds of success) will be removed for the next card draw.
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 ==== Treatment Deck ==== ==== Treatment Deck ====
  
-When the Referee arrives at the surgery, they will gather some basic information from the players present and build a Treatment Deck. The basic Treatment Deck consists of 2 Green, 2 Red & 1 Black card. Other factors will affect what cards go into the initial Treatment Deck;+When the Referee arrives at the surgery, they will gather some basic information from the players present and build a Treatment Deck. The basic Treatment Deck consists of 2 Green, 2 Yellow ​& 1 Red card. Other factors will affect what cards go into the initial Treatment Deck;
  
   * Every Rank of the [[professional skills#​Physician]] skill that the Lead Physician has adds another Green card.   * Every Rank of the [[professional skills#​Physician]] skill that the Lead Physician has adds another Green card.
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 === Green Cards === === Green Cards ===
  
-If a Green Card is drawn, that indicates a success. The surgeon may continue the surgery to attempt to remove another Condition affecting the patient - if that other Condition has additional cards that need to be added to the deck, then those will be added for the next Card Draw.+If a Green card is drawn, that indicates a success. The surgeon may continue the surgery to attempt to remove another Condition affecting the patient - if that other Condition has additional cards that need to be added to the deck, then those will be added for the next Card Draw
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 +=== Yellow Cards === 
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 +If a Yellow Card is drawn, that indicates a setback. There is no direct negative consequence to the patient, but the risk of the surgery failing increases. If a Yellow card is drawn, then the Referee adds another Yellow card to the Treatment Deck.
  
 === Red Cards === === Red Cards ===
  
-If a Red Card is drawn, that indicates a setbackThere is no direct ​negative consequence to the patient, ​but the risk of the surgery ​failing increases. If a Red Card is drawn, ​then the Referee adds another ​Red card to the Treatment Deck.+If a Red card is drawn, that indicates ​that something has gone wrong in the surgery - one of the Physicians may have clipped ​blood vessel, the Condition may have worsened, or similarThe negative consequence ​might be another Condition given to the patient, ​or the Referee may afflict the patient with a LETHAL wound, beginning their Death Count (note that Physicians who are workign to stop someone'​s Death Count do not contribute their Green card to the surgery ​while they are doing so). If a Red card is drawn, the Referee ​also adds another ​Yellow ​card to the Treatment Deck.
  
 +=== Black Cards ===
  
 +If a Black card is drawn, that indicates that something has gone very wrong. Either the patient will die during the surgery, or has acquired a severe, long lasting and possibly incurable Condition. The Referee may confer briefly with the patient'​s player, and will decide on the most dramatically appropriate and fitting course of action - the Referee'​s decision is final. No additional cards are added to the Treatment Deck.
  
 +=== Escalating Consequences ===
  
-Performing surgery requires a referee and at least 5 minutes of roleplayed ​surgery, ​using appropriate tools. After the surgeons have completed their roleplaying,​ the lead physician will be asked to draw a bead from a bag containing black, red and other coloured beads. Drawing a black bead means that the character undergoing surgery suffers ​a negative consequence ​- this is usually a LETHAL wound that immediately begins their Death Count, but may be a ConditionDrawing a red bead means that the surgery has failed and has no effect. Drawing ​any other colour of bead means that the surgery ​has succeeded. By defaultthe bag will contain 1 black, 3 red and 3 other beads. Each rank of this skill that the lead physician has above the first adds one other coloured bead to the bag. Other characters with the Physician skill can assist in surgery, adding an extra positive bead to the bag. The number ​of extra characters who can assist is limited by the number ​of Physician ranks that the lead surgeon possesses. There may be other difficulties in surgery, which can create complications and extra requirements - exotic Conditions or very alien physiologies may complicate matters.+The longer the surgery ​goes on without success, the more likely it becomes ​that a negative consequence ​will occurIf at any point the Treatment Deck has 4 Yellow or Red cardssome of them are swapped for card of the next level of severity.
  
 +  * If there are 4 Yellow cards in the Treatment deck, three of them will be removed and replaced with another Red card.
 +  * If there are 4 Red cards in the Treatment deck, three of them will be removed and replaced with another Black card.
  
 +{{tag>​rules}}
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