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Author Topic: [IAWA] Action vs Maneuvering  (Read 3107 times)
Filip Luszczyk
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« on: May 16, 2008, 03:52:57 AM »

I need a couple of examples that illustrate the practical difference between Action and Maneuvering.

Or, a foolproof formula for deciding which of the two should apply.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 04:36:21 AM »

If the NPC's doing what you envision her doing best, use the higher.

Otherwise, if she's attacking someone, use action. If she's setting up for a future attack, use maneuvering. If she's doing both, use action.

-Vincent
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Filip Luszczyk
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 06:55:40 AM »

The second part sounds clear.

For the first part, however, do you mean that, for example, when a priestess is doing priestly stuff, I should use higher, or if a warrior is doing non-combat stuff I should use lower? I'm not sure if I understand this envisioning thing well.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 08:56:54 AM »

Go with the second part exclusively, then. I should have led with it anyway!

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 09:08:18 AM »

For the first part, all I meant was, don't paralyze your NPCs where they should be strong by second-guessing whether they're acting or maneuvering. When you can't tell which you should use, it's better to roll the higher dice as a rule than to agonize.

If it's obvious which they're doing, go with the obvious, always.

-Vincent
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Filip Luszczyk
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 09:45:54 AM »

Cool.

Thanks for the clarification!
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