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by etherial
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Loosing your turn due to encumbrance
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Loosing your turn due to encumbrance

AIUI, if your Initiative Step is reduced to zero or lower, you act every other turn on 1.

IMB, If your initiative result is 1 or lower, you go on "rock" and if your initiative result is 2, you go on "not rock". And the bad guy always gets a 0-phase soliloquy.
by etherial
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Wyvern: Animal?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Wyvern: Animal?

LouP wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:25 pm
An interesting possibility is that for all intents and purposes during their wyvern phase, they actually *stop* being magical creatures.
Another interesting possibility is that they are just unruly teenagers, too hepped up on adrenaline and hormones to bother with magic.
by etherial
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Step dice - d8 system
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Step dice - d8 system

as i recall, the steps in the book account for rolling max value on the die into the average step value. i would imagine that this system messes with that somewhat. Well, it's not an exact distribution match, but it is good enough and well worth it for us. The Expected Value will be close enough th...
by etherial
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Riposte
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Riposte

ragbasti wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:14 pm
Well, the extra success for me already implies that they have beaten their attacker to the punch.
If someone parries your attack well enough to counterattack you, then I highly doubt that you can do the thing back to them in the very same action.
IRL, you absolutely can Riposte a Riposte.
by etherial
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Old ed spells not included?
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Old ed spells not included?

Ricochet Attack was another combat spell that was pretty powerful and very similar to Lightning Bolt. Figuring out how to make it distinctive and preserve the extra thread mechanic means it didn't make the cut. As written, it's not a good fit for Elementalist and makes more sense as a Wizard spell;...
by etherial
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: K'ansanar's tail
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: K'ansanar's tail

Basically, he makes a deal with an Horror to get his tail back. This would imply that he somehow knows that it would no re-grow because, to be honest, who the hell would deal with an Horror so save himself a year worth of dishonor? A deal with a Horror is often a permanent solution to a temporary p...
by etherial
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: spell matrices
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: spell matrices

Yup! That is exactly how that works.
by etherial
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Online Play
Topic: Getting Started
Replies: 5
Views: 2973

Re: Getting Started

The game is played using a combination of Discord for text and audio chat, Roll20 for virtual tabletop, and the FASA Games Forum for recordkeeping.
by etherial
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Fourth Edition Errata, Clarifications, and FAQs
Replies: 154
Views: 51680

Re: Fourth Edition Errata, Clarifications, and FAQs

Declarations happen before initiative and mostly only matter if you're using a combat option. The guide specifically states that. But you aren't declaring a specific action, only a general class of action. And I don't think it should matter if you change your mind. Reserving your action is somethin...