Bubblegumshoe 68, "Effects of Cool Damage," has entries labelled like this:

Cool 5 to 0: [mechanical effects]
Cool 0 to -5: [mechanical effects]
Cool -6 to -10: [mechanical effects]
Cool worse than -10: [mechanical effects]

The first two entries seem to overlap; which effects do I suffer when I have zero Cool points?


That looks like a legitimate bug, since the two possibilities for 0 Cool seem exclusive. Evil Hat has a Bubblegumshoe Downloads page with a link to errata, but this doesn't appear there. I wasn't able to find another instance of the damage table in the rules or the charts and forms, either. You may have to contact Evil Hat or something.


In other Gumshoe games you can have a 0 Health & Stability without penalties. So I bet Cool would work that way.

  • \$\begingroup\$ There are already penalties in the 5-0 range, so that analogy doesn't seem like it flies. \$\endgroup\$ – Trip Space-Parasite Mar 29 '17 at 20:26

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