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So what is a sub law level?
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So what is a sub law level?
Can you give me a page number on where you are seeing that? I'll look it up.
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I think they are referred to as "Detailed Law Levels", rather than "Sub-Law Levels", but that's a minor quibble. ;-)

The first check regarding "Law-Related Details" is for uniformity of law: does the Law Level apply to the entire planet? (c.v. "Rescue on Ruie", JTAS 1).

The second is to flesh out the Law Profile, where the simple (simplistic? ;-) ) Law Level is broken down into the following "Detailed Law Levels":

Overall - Weapons | Trade | Criminal Law | Civil Law | Personal Freedom

e.g. 9-B76AA
(all WBH, p 82)

Then the referee applies their understanding of the basic Law Level rules to each component, when necessary. Law Level is defined as " The degree to which the law interferes with individual actions" (WBH, p 57).

And the WBH also says, "It is more difficult to make precise rules for law levels than for government types. the law related details given on the charts are largely suggestions -- you as referee must rely on your sense of the game to temper any law-related details." (ibid)

IOW, you can use the law level breakdowns as target numbers to roll against whenever you think the PCs are doing something you don't want them to do, or you want to chuck in some "heat" to keep them honest.

Law Level, therefore, is tempered by the speed of plot.
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I haven't looked it up myself, but Hyphen is usually correct.
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Can you give me a page number on where you are seeing that? I'll look it up.

I don't have the book in question, I was riffing off the OP question.
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Hmm, I did consider having a 'random' law level setup, where the LL is the basic roll to see whether something is illegal or not. So you could have a society where murder is legal but double parking is not, and the LL is more an 'average' then a hard constant.
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Yeah. They all have the same entries... nothing very concrete. I was just trying to figure out what the various levels of Civil Law, Criminal Law etc. Just looking for more detail. I guess I'll just make it up then!
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I haven't looked it up myself, but Hyphen is usually correct.
Nicest thing I've heard all day. ;-)
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Nicest thing I've heard all day. ;-)
And accurate as well Regarding the Target number mechanic.

(I chuckled on this a couple days later as I was whining about examples for various law levels regarding civil and such... and I'm an attorney. Sooooo laaaaaazy.)
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I'm an attorney. Sooooo laaaaaazy.)
Best Traveller lawyer joke from my Taglines page:

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Darroch: "Sorry. I had to borrow it to use as an exhibit. I'm trying to use it to prove the existence of psionics so I can get my client off on a defense of pre-emptive self-defense."

Glenn's eye-rolling comment on this exchange: "Lord help us all."
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