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Author:  Varkias [ Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Movement question

Is movement meant to be separate from actions?

That is, do you do your movement (and any move-allowable actions like weapon drawing), and then do your Action Dice actions (or vice-versa), 3&4e D&D-style? If you use this style, can you split multiple Action Dice around the movement (Action/Move/Action)?

Or is the movement rate the total amount of movement you can take during your move, and your Action Dice actions can take place anywhere within it, as currently worded DDN-style? (Say, move 20', cast a spell, then move your remaining 10', and don't forget the free enemy attack if you're leaving melee.)

While I tend to prefer the latter, I'd like to at least know I'm using a house-ruling if it's supposed to be the former. :)

Author:  Pesky [ Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Movement question

FWIW, I keep movement separate from actions, allowing all action dice to take place either before or after the movement. I don't allow movement to be "split up" by the action dice. As stated in the rules, I do allow substitution of a round's action dice for another movement.

Author:  finarvyn [ Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Movement question

Yeah, I prefer a "move then act" or "act then move" set of choices rather than a split "move, act, move" option. This keeps things simple.

Author:  Bilgewriggler [ Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Movement question

I'm going to have to ponder this one. I actually think it sounds kind of cool to let the movement occur whenever the player wants it to. This gives dwarves and higher level characters a little more oomph, and considering how deadly the game is, I don't mind allowing the characters that boost.

OTOH, I can't see any reason why monsters wouldn't get the same courtesy, and those vine horrors in Sailors on the Starless Sea are already pretty deadly without letting them move 5 feet, whack a 0-level character with one action die, move 15 more feet and whack another.

Maybe the solution would be to allow characters (and opponents) to break up movement into a number of segments equal to their intelligence modifier.

Author:  GnomeBoy [ Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Movement question

Bilgewriggler wrote:
...Maybe the solution would be to allow characters (and opponents) to break up movement into a number of segments equal to their intelligence modifier.

...or the number of their action dice. Each action die being able to 'support' some portion of the total movement rate the character has seems reasonable to me.

But then again, I like the idea of breaking up the move/action, action/move paradigm.

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