Apologies for this, I was in a randomly aggresive and paranoid mood when this conundrum arrived…
Under current rules, as I understand them, you can’t be grappled unless you’ve given permission to a witnessing ref.
When taken to 0 hits, you enter Dying.
If you complete your bleed count, you become Terminal.
From the wiki: “A character who is dying can be executed, killing them immediately. To execute a character you should spend at least five seconds appropriate roleplaying delivering a fatal blow to execute your target and then call EXECUTE.”
You can scream like mad on Dying, and indeed on Terminal, as far as I know. Does an execute end Terminal?
So you can’t grapple someone to shut them up without their consent. And if you try it without consent, I for one would assume an OOC assault and either run away or try to bite their face off…
And if they aren’t forcibly shut up, the victim could be screaming like mad all through their attacks (max of 1 per second per person, although given that folk don’t tend to be armoured up in Anvil that’s not long). And then screaming like mad while on the floor. And then screaming like mad while you execute them. And then if execute does NOT forcibly end the character, they could still be screaming abuse at you while they run off…
Okay, not impossible, but on the one hand you have no real possibility of killing a character silently UNLESS they feel like going along with it. On the other hand, you could end up with a character who sticks on terminal and refuses to die for the rest of the event (if they’re on Terminal when the game ends, they’ll die in downtime before the next event major. Hey, does this mean they can be wheeled in to player events while Terminal?).
Heck, if they interpret the rules as “Execute = Terminal”, then there’s no way to kill a PC in uptime without their consent?
Worse, if they decide you can’t execute them without a ref about, and decide to not take the execute call and wander off, what do you do?
I’m sure I’ve gone wrong somewhere, please point out where.
I am not advocating murders in the dark. I’m more likely to be the guy getting up off the ground and saying “I think you’re cheating, and so so shall I. **** you and your immersion. I’m heading down the pub.”
I’m afraid I have no sympathy to those who find their fun by murdering random passers by. And I’d rather ruin their game then have them ruin mine.
I just want to know how to spoke their wheels within the rules, if possible…