4D2 Descriptor Tables

Often the Outcome gives enough info for the players to tell the story. The description of the outcome is easy for Immaculate Success and Cataclysmic Failure. For the other 19 Outcomes, the players may need some help.

For recurring 4D2 Mechanic decisions, there are Descriptor Tables. Descriptor Tables give examples of what could happen according to the Outcome. Concrete descriptors are critical when a persona’s life is on the line.

The Descriptor can come from the players or a table.

Combat Descriptor Table

For more detail about combat descriptors and combat in general jump here.

Combat 4D2 Descriptor Table
4D2 roll → Number → Outcome → Descriptor

Descriptors for combat

Number

Outcome

Organic

Inorganic

+10

Immaculate Success

Fatal Wound

Attribute Loss x 2

+9

Wondrous Success

Fatal Wound

Attribute Loss x 1

+8

Magnificent Success

Mortal Wound

Attribute Damage

+7

Majestic Success

Mortal Wound

Peripheral Destruction

+6

Masterful Success

Severe Wound

Programme Destruction

+5

Extraordinary Success

Wound

Peripheral Damage

+4

Outstanding Success

Severe Stun

Programme Damage

+3

Superior Success

Stun

Severe Rattle

+2

Solid Success

Knockback

Rattle

+1

Bare Success

Backfoot

Cosmetic Injury

0

Detent

Ongoing combat story

-1

Minor Failure

Nil

Nil

-2

Clear Failure

Backfoot

Cosmetic Damage

-3

Major Failure

Knockback

Rattle

-4

Severe Failure

Stun

Severe Rattle

-5

Massive Failure

Severe Stun

Programme Damage

-6

Complete Failure

Wound

Peripheral Damage

-7

Grievous Failure

Severe Wound

Programme Destruction

-8

Disastrous Failure

Mortal Wound

Peripheral Destruction

-9

Calamitous Failure

Mortal Wound

Attribute Damage

-10

Cataclysmic Failure

Fatal Wound

Attribute Loss x 1

Number

Outcome

Descriptors for combat

2d6 - 2d6 = Number (+10 to -10) → Outcome → Descriptor.

Task Descriptor Table

For more detail about task descriptors and uncombat in general jump here.

Task Descriptor Table
4D2 Roll → Number → Outcome → Descriptor

Number

Outcome

Descriptor

+10

Immaculate Success

Invention

+9

Wondrous Success

Enhancement, Permanent

+8

Magnificent Success

Enhancement, Temporary

+7

Majestic Success

Shift for Days

+6

Masterful Success

Shift for Hours

+5

Extraordinary Success

Shift for Minutes

+4

Outstanding Success

Lasts Months

+3

Superior Success

Lasts Weeks

+2

Solid Success

Lasts Days

+1

Bare Success

Lasts Hours

0

Detent

Keep struggling.

-1

Minor Failure

Try Again

-2

Clear Failure

Wait Minutes

-3

Major Failure

Wait Hours

-4

Severe Failure

Wait Days

-5

Massive Failure

Wait Weeks

-6

Complete Failure

Complication

-7

Grievous Failure

Severe Complication

-8

Disastrous Failure

Damage

-9

Calamitous Failure

Severe Damage

-10

Cataclysmic Failure

Destruction

Number

Outcome

Descriptors

Descriptors are cumulative.