Dark Sun Rising
Instruments are the tools that Actors use to effect change. They are rated in levels – usually this is rated within 1-10 but occaisonally higher tier Instruments will involve themselves in a lower tier. There are three main types of Instruments:
Force Instruments These represent raw manpower, military force, and slaves.
Influence Instruments These represent wealth, trade, and political influence.
As a baseline, all Instruments use the following Statline for attacking other Instruments:
Hit: Does 1 level Damage.
Miss: Take 1 level Damage.
Any time an instrument suffers damage, Power may be spent in lieu of lost levels.
Instruments also have Aspects; these are features that provide both positive and negative features.
Instruments can also be used to implement a change – this is called Creating a Quality. Implements grant an Item bonus equal to the level to any Skill Check to implement change.