I was running a FitD game on Sunday, and I was looking at the standard Harm rules and I was finding myself a little confused.
Minor harm (less effect) seems much worse that moderate harm (-1d)
There are several ways of overcoming the loss of a die (aid from a friend, pushing yourself, devils bargain) but only one obvious way of overcoming ‘less effect’ (pushing yourself)
Normally a 6 is standard effect, 4-5 is reduced effect and 1-3 is fail… so doesn’t less effect mean that
6 = reduced effect, 4-5 = no effect, 1-3 is no effect.
I’m probably getting this wrong, and would value someone shining a clarifying light on this for me, but on the face of it losing a dice is almost always going to have less impact on your chances than a penalty to effect!