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One 'thing' per second

Postby Will » Tue May 13, 2014 10:27 pm

Hey all

One of the really underpinning things of this system is the one action per second rule, especially in relation to blows.

It serves a few points, but two in particular.

1) It makes fighting look and feel better.

2) System balance. This is really important and people often don't think about it. The way the rules and system are written is with this core principal in mind. Once this is ignored, a lot of the balance is just shot to pieces.

So please remember, whether you are monstering or playing, 1 action per second!
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Ben » Tue May 13, 2014 10:50 pm

Can you swing a dagger in each hand at the same time?
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Will » Tue May 13, 2014 10:59 pm

Why, what a good question Ben.

Yes, yes you can. You may make one action with each hand per second.
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Ben » Tue May 13, 2014 11:16 pm

Just to add to this, you can do one thing that costs essence or soul per second (despite still having two hands)
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Will » Tue May 13, 2014 11:25 pm

Ok, let's get a clearer one sentenceish way of saying this.

"You may only do one action per second be that strike a blow, cast a spell, or use an ability. The only exception to this is if you are wielding a weapon in each hand through use of the ambidexterity skill, in which case you may strike with each weapon once per second."
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby andrewbucknell » Wed May 14, 2014 7:59 am

I am trying to slow down honest!!
Now if only this rule also applies to young people's legs thus one step per second so we can all run at similar speeds.... :-)

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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Ben » Wed May 14, 2014 10:35 am

If we're going there: monsters - if I have more points of Weapon Proficiency than you, can you roleplay properly by not fighting as well as me? :)
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Luke » Wed May 14, 2014 11:16 am

Ben wrote:If we're going there: monsters - if I have more points of Weapon Proficiency than you, can you roleplay properly by not fighting as well as me? :)


Don't at all hate that. :P
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Pad » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:14 am

You just need to remind us Laby players at the beginning of the adventure!!

I had this horrible realisation halfway through a fight last game when I remembered the rule and felt like I had stepped into a slow motion scene!! :-)
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Will » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:54 pm

And isn't slow motion so much cooler?
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:00 pm

On this: monsters - if I have more points of dex than you, can you roleplay properly by running in slow motion so that I'm faster than you? :)

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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Luke » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:08 pm

All jokes aside Hudson told me about this larp called Spies!

You submit a theme tune of 30 seconds long and a catchphrase. When you say your catchphrase they play the themetune. Everyone nearby acts in slow motion and you are invincible.

Really awesome mechanic. Probably not that transferable but I'm going to keep it in mind!
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Re: One 'thing' per second

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:55 pm

Awesome
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