# Nitpicky rule question: if you roll a 6 and mark XP, and then someone Aids you to make it a 7, is the XP rescinded?

Nitpicky rule question: if you roll a 6 and mark XP, and then someone Aids you to make it a 7, is the XP rescinded?

Nitpicky rule question: if you roll a 6 and mark XP, and then someone Aids you to make it a 7, is the XP rescinded?

## 11 thoughts on “Nitpicky rule question: if you roll a 6 and mark XP, and then someone Aids you to make it a 7, is the XP rescinded?”

1. Aid happens before the move is resolved and XP is awarded. So, you get either 7+ or XP.

2. Really? I guess I’ve been messing this up. So you can’t see that someone rolled a 6 or a 9 and then choose to Aid them, you have to roll it before they roll?

3. No, you can roll before or after, depending on the fiction. If you roll after, the aid interrupts the roll, potentially modifying the result before the final result is interpreted. Succeeding and getting XP would be double-dipping though.

4. I thought this was how it worked. We’ve been doing it wrong.

5. Easiest way to think of it: You’re not marking XP for the results of the (initial) ROLL, but the ACTION.

6. Think of it this way: when a move is rolled, it happens. Period.

7. Marshall Miller I don’t get that you can aid or interfere after a roll has already been made. The way I read it, if you do something that is a move, the GM calls for the roll. As Alessandro Gianni points out, once you roll that’s what happens. So, if you roll a 6- GM makes their move. The example in the book even calls it “the final roll.”

8. It for sure doesn’t break anything if you do it after. Sometimes it makes sense in the fiction, you see someone struggling and jump in to help, e.g. lifting a heavy object. Some modes of play benefit from it too, e.g. in PbF you normally don’t have a chance to declare an aid/hinder before the roll. The rules are ambivalent as far as I can tell and I’m pretty sure the designers said either is ok but don’t quote me.

9. That fiction’s fine. I could see it coming up in a game, no problem. You don’t need to allow aid after the roll to get it, though. They jump in with their own move. The struggling player can roll to aid the latecomer. Keeps things clean in my mind.

But, it won’t ruin the game and I hadn’t considered PBF.