Search Calculator

When a group searches, the search leader rolls the BCS for the total search. Each member searching added their BCS to the total Search BCS. The searchers (including the leader) roll their effect dice. If they reach the total effect die required, the search is ended and the Search Leader rolls a BCS roll. If they did not reach the goal, another round of searching is required. The time period is cumulative for each round of searching. The BCS roll happens at the end of the search.

Shorthand: An area that is (Total Search BCS) X (Total Search BCS) can be searched in 4 hours. For a 4 hour search, just have the search leader roll their BCS. For larger areas, use the calculator.

Length of Search Area: m x Width: m   
Calculated Search area: 400 sq meters

Environment Type:
Total Search BCSs searching: [See Left]
Search Period:

1. For each time block, searchers roll their WT effect dice. No Searcher BCS required.

If Negative, search smaller area. Includes random roll.

2. When effect die reaches the goal, leader rolls Search BCS roll modified by above.

Success equals find(s).
Failure equals nothing.
Critical hit means extra/better find.
Critical miss means encounter or structural weakness missed.

Character Skills
Sample PC 1 -
Sample PC 2 -
Search, Urban Total BCS: 13
Search, Rural Total BCS: 8
NOTE: Characters shown here are sample characters for your reference. If you log in as a GM and add characters to your game, the characters shown here will be those from your game.

Note to Players: Information here is considered metagaming. Your character should not reference or use these numbers in game to determine who should roll for specific skills.


1. Total BCSs of all searchers
2. Choose Leader
3. Determine area
4. Determine search period
5. Calculate
6. All searchers roll effect dice. 7. Repeat 6 until effect roll totals required total for each time period.
8. Leader rolls BCS to find something.

Class of Find Table

The higher the total BSCs the less time the search
The longer the period, the easier the BSC search roll.
Reducing the area searched yields faster results.
Search BCS for searchers only adds to total, no effect on finds.
The same area may be searched more than once. (Success or Fail)
If group uses guards, guards can't be searchers.
Guards may have ready weapons, searchers have weapons stowed

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