A pedantic and probably a bit dry first topic for me to post but still! I'm curious about the two different ways I've seen successful SRs described in examples of play (it's equally possible I'm confused and have this totally wrong).
a)Roll 2d6, DARO. Target number needed = SR Level - Attribute. (How it is described in my 1st and 5th ed PDFs)
b)Roll 2d6, DARO and add to Attribute. Target number needed is SR Level. (How I think I've seen it described in a Trollzine example and in some examples of play on this forum)
I know the maths works out the same, I'm just curious if this is a shift in style that happens in later editions. For me a) seems easier to explain because it already accounts for the 'total<5 is always a failure' rule - it's right there at the end of the process.
Also, I have seen mentions from later edition examples where characters are shown adding their level to SR roll totals in order to push them over into successes. Is that a houserule or something codified in later editions?