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Ivan Sorensen

Yeah, it definitely messes with the odds a little bit, though I think the overall effect might be a good one.
In particular, as you say, it encourages you to gamble a bit more, which makes it more likely that permanent stress accrues.

Currently, if I have 4 stress, risking 1 more (permanent) stress to get 1 or 2 activations is rarely worth it unless it’s something like an RPG shot at a tank.
If I had a chance of getting a “burst” of 5 or 6 points, then that’s a very legit gamble but I have to balance that out against starting the next phase with more permanent stress.

It might make long-running games a bit more interesting because you have to pace yourself more.

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