Match Length


Let's talk about how match length works in Fast Action Wrestling. Since FAW is a quick play system that doesn't concern itself with the move-by-move moments of a match, there needs to be a way to determine how long a match goes (assuming you care about the length of a match). So let's jump right into the details...

Set a time limit if necessary, before a match is started. 

After a Highlight or Finish action, the length of the Build-Up and Highlight/Finish segment is determined. Each wrestler has a Time rating in minutes on their card. Use the wrestler in the match with the lowest Time rating to determine the length of each Build-Up and Highlight/Finish segment. 

Example: In a match between Kenneth "The Finale" and Christopher Jerko, Kenneth has a Time rating of 6:00 and Christopher has a Time rating of 5:00. Since Christopher has the lower of the two Time ratings, each Build-Up and Highlight/Finish segment in the match will last 5:00.

After each Build-Up and Highlight/Finish segment, add the length of the Build-Up and Highlight/Finish segment to the elapsed time in the match. 

When the match is over

After a pin or submission has been scored, add the length of the Build-Up and Highlight/Finish segment to the elapsed time. If the elapsed time is less than the time limit then roll one die and refer to the "Elapsed Time Less Than Time Limit" column in the Time Adjustment Table to adjust the match time. If the elapsed time is equal to or over the time limit you've set for the match then set the elapsed time equal to the time limit, roll one die, and refer to the "Elapsed Time Equal to or More Than Time Limit" column in the Time Adjustment Table to adjust the match time. 

Time Adjustment Table

Dice RollElapsed Time Less Than Time LimitElapsed Time Equal to or More Than Time Limit
1Subtract 1 minute from the elapsed timeSubtract 1 minute from the elapsed time
2Subtract 2 minutes from the elapsed time
Subtract 1 minute from the elapsed time
3No change to elapsed timeSubtract 2 minutes from the elapsed time
4No change to elapsed time
Subtract 2 minutes from the elapsed time
5Add 1 minute to the elapsed time
Subtract 3 minutes from the elapsed time
6Add 1 minute to the elapsed time
Subtract 3 minutes from the elapsed time

The match time adjustment is done to provide some variation in the lengths of matches. It's completely optional.

If you would like to add seconds to the elapsed time, you will need to roll two dice. Designate one die as the TENS die and the other die as the ONES die. Roll both dice and refer the following tables to determine the number of seconds:

Additional Seconds Table

Dice RollTENS Roll ResultONES Roll Result
1Add 10 seconds1 second
2Add 20 seconds2 second
3Add 30 seconds3 seconds
4Add 40 seconds4 seconds
5Add 50 seconds5 seconds
6Add 0 secondsRoll one die on Tier 2 ONES Table

Tier 2 ONES Table

Dice RollONES Roll Result
15 seconds
26 seconds
37 seconds
48 seconds
59 seconds
60 seconds

Add the TENS and ONES roll results together to get the number of seconds. Add the number of seconds to the elapsed time to determine the length of the match. 

Example: In a 30 minute time limit match between Kenneth "The Finale" and Christopher Jerko, the elapsed time is 20:00. Kenneth hits a One Winged Angel and pins Christopher. Five minutes are added to the elapsed time, since Jerko has the lower Time rating of 5:00, for a total of 25:00. Since the match is over, a time adjustment roll is made. Since the elapsed time of 25:00 is less than the time limit of 30:00, a roll on the  Time Adjustment Table is made. One die is rolled and the result is a 5. Looking on the "Elapsed Time Less Than Time Limit" column of the Time Adjustment Table, a result of 5 adds one minute to the elapsed time. After adding one minute, the elapsed time of the match is now 26:00.

Next, the number of seconds to be added to the elapsed time are determined. Roll two dice with one die designated as the TENS die and one die designated as the ONES die. The TENS die result is a 3. Looking on the TENS Roll Result column of the Additional Seconds Table, a result of 3 adds 30 seconds to the elapsed time. The ONES die result is a 6. Looking on the ONES Roll Result column of the Additional Seconds Table, a result of 6 means a roll on the TIER 2 ONES Table is needed. Next, one die is rolled and the result is a 3. Looking on the TIER 2 ONES Table, a result of 3 adds 7 seconds to the elapsed time. A total of 37 seconds are added to the elapsed time resulting in a time of 26:37 for the match.

Time Limit Draws

If the elapsed time of a match is equal to or greater than the time limit of the match and the match isn't over due to a Finish action, the match is declared a time limit draw.

Using the above Match Length rules is completely optional, but the additional detail they provide can be useful when keeping records of the matches you've run.

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