I've played a bit of 5150 No Limits but it occurs to me that I might have interpreted something wrong. At the beginning of the month if you roll up an Involuntary Encounter of a "Job Offer" does this then also replace your Voluntary Encounter at the end of the month? That seems a bit weird but it is one way one could read the rules given the "The same time you take the Job Offer, it replaces your next Voluntary Encounter" on Pg.44. I had been playing that I could still take another (voluntary) encounter at the end of the month.
I have always played it as replacing the Voluntary Encounter for the month. I figure that someone sought you out and offered you a job - Involuntary Encounter. But whether you take the job or not is your choice. If you accept it, it becomes your Voluntary Encounter. Maybe you had other plans for this month. ("I gotta get off this stinking rock!") But if you take it, it keeps you tied down for the whole month. YMMV.
Now, some people don't like to be told "No." You could spin some kind of trouble out of a rejected offer - right now or in the future. Or you could find yourself on some Mover's fecal roster.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2020 16:55:14 GMT by bigwalleye
Ahh, I've never played that you can turn down an Involuntary Encounter and so my thinking on the Voluntary Encounter was that your chance to move the story in a direction your character wanted. Something new to try!