Good term for "mental dodge"

Flobby

Explorer
Any good ideas for a good term for the mental equivalent of dodging? I can't think of a good term.... I'm designing a game (which may end up being just a homebrew) which has 8 Abilities:
Strength
Agility
Dexterity
Constitution
Intelligence
Awareness
Willpower
Influence

Attacks are against Dodge (10 + Agility)
And damage is determined by your Resistance check (=Constitution)

For mental damage, Willpower is used.
Now I want mental attacks to go against 10 + Perception but can't think of a good name for this... Anyone have any ideas?
 

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Flobby

Explorer
Thanks for quick replies!
Spirit is another term I'm using so I can't use that... Resolve sounds good though...
I like Obviate actually but I had to look up the word!:)
 



[OMENRPG]Ben

First Post
I think another one that might be less cool but simpler than obviate is "ward." It sounds like a block or mental dodge in my head. Although wouldn't 10 + Intelligence or Willpower make more sense for this kind of attack? Yet, that's another matter :)
 

Flobby

Explorer
Yeah, Perception is not set in stone, but I wanted something different than Willpower, and thought that Perception would be the mental equivalent of Agility?? But maybe Intelligence is more logical...
 




ppaladin123

Adventurer
Zen? Mindfulness?

The point of a lot of meditation is to allow negative emotion or thoughts to flow through your mind without being drawn into them and losing control or perspective. So it's not about regaining control or being impervious to the effects of negative thoughts/emotions that hit their mark. It is about avoiding the initial "hit." If these words don't work, I suggest checking out some meditation sites for words that will.
 



TarionzCousin

Second Most Angelic Devil Ever
Thesaurus.com is my friend. These are the verb forms. Make them nouns at your own peril.

Avert
Avoid
Deflect
Deter
Divert
Elude
Fend Off
Forestall
Shake Off
Shirk
Shunt
Sidestep
Skirt
Thwart
Turn Aside
Ward Off
 

Noumenon

First Post
Wits. Implies mental quickness. I can imagine saying "Roll versus your wits," though I can't imagine saying "roll versus its wits."
 


Alzrius

The EN World kitten
I prefer Not Paying Attention.

Slightly more seriously, I think that there's something to the idea that the mental equivalent of dodging is simply not allowing the mental attack to take hold by directing your mentality away from it; literally having your attention be the object that it's trying to "hit."
 


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