I guess I read it as the damage should always be there. I think that was how we did it at the playtest I was at in February, but it's been long enough that I may not remember that 100%. Except when I read the example in the beta, I instantly thought "oh, they forgot to put in the +3 damage," and when someone said on the forum that the damage is supposed to be dropped, I thought, "it is?!", all of which I think was coming from (fresher) memories of the playtest.
I'd rather 'nerf' the repetitious use of the same MDoA. If you're trying to trip someone every time, they might catch on... I'd raise the number needed for each consecutive repetition, until it became essentially impossible to trip the foe. No bonuses for un-imaginative thinking.
Of course, on the GMs part, the combats should be as dynamic as possible, anyway. Meaning there should be opportunities to create inventive MDoAs.
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