Greetings folks! In the alst month I started running BitD for one group of friends, and this month I tarted ANOTHER game with some work colleagues! We’re having great fun so far, although it bothers me how quickly both groups start talking about using bombs…
Anyway, the work group are processing through their first lot of downtime and one of them asked an interesting question. I explained that:
The Payoff from the job you did for Bazso Baz was 4 Rep (2 base Rep plus 2 for each point of Tier your target is above you; the Red Sashes are Tier II) and 4 Coin.
However, if you decide this was a silent operation (i.e. no one knows it was your crew who did it), your Rep payoff is reduced to 0 - up to you.
One of them then asked, “I would assume that if we chose that it was silent in this case, we wouldn’t get any heat?”
Although I advised that the rules as written don’t indicate this, the question does make me wonder. As increasing Rep has some mechanical benefits, i.e. increasing Tier/Hold, should there be some mechanical benefit (to Heat or otherwise) for deciding to forgo it?