I'm currently GMing a game, and this is the first time any of us have really played. I just wanted to make sure me and the rest of my group are understanding damage correctly:
Let's say Hero punches Villain, and Villain then makes a damage resistance roll resulting in one degree of failure. I understand that future damage resistance rolls will be at -1 for the rest of the fight.
Now let's say next turn, Hero punches Villain again, and Villain fails that damage resistance roll by three degrees of failure. So now the Villain is staggered, and will make all future damage resistance rolls at -2 (-1 for the previous failure, and another -1 for the failure they just rolled), correct?
I ask because the way one of my other players at the table is interpreting things, she believes each degree of failure is cumulative with the previous degrees of failure (so one degree is -1 to damage resistance, two degrees is -2, and three is -3, all added on top of whatever was already there from previous rounds).
I apologize if this has already been answered lots of times already.