Farid: Ok, these stats look reasonable. I’m ready to do my skills.
Emma: Wrong, mortal! First, multiply your stats by 5!
Farid: Okay, done.
Emma: Now divide them by two.
Emma: Now divide by 5!
Tash: But, that’s redundant. The fives–
Emma pounds her fists on the table.
Emma: We do as the book commands!
Farid: Oh no! We have to do the same thing for our skills!
Tash: And then we still have to calculate our movement.
In the game, Farid’s character cranks a hand calculator with a long ribbon of paper coming out of it. Tash’s character crumples a sheet in her hands in frustration.
Farid: So many numbers… Farewell, sweet sweet sanity.
Tash: WHO AM I?! WHAT AM I? WHY WON’T YOU JUST TELL ME!
Farid: Somehow I thought we’d be doing more eldritch investigation and less accounting.