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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?

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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.

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

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  • \$\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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