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  1. PhilHibbs

    Vishi Dunn

    That makes sense. I think the wording could be clearer, I saw this misunderstanding coming when I first read the spell.
  2. PhilHibbs

    #ShipsofRQ are on their way...

    ...and I think they usually wait to put the books on sale in all markets simultaneously, so we might all have to wait.
  3. PhilHibbs

    Illusions of less than reality

    Like I said, I have no problem with this being a thing, but I think it needs to be a specific spell. I wouldn't give general purpose illusions too much flexibility, it's good that they have fairly sensible constraints.
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    Question for GMs: enchantment question

    The matrix can have the RP, I think, but they need to be replenished afterwards with RP from the same cult.
  5. PhilHibbs

    RuneQuest Core Rules Questions

    Oops sorry, didn't realize this was The Official Thread...
  6. I don't see why, a tweak like this addresses the problem without needing to rewrite existing stat blocks.
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    Question for GMs: enchantment question

    Does a Fire Elemental require some fire to manifest, or is that just for summoning it?
  8. Of course SR isn't everything. Your superior skill means that, while he gets to roll first, he has damn all chance of actually making contact. That doesn't necessarily represent a literal swing-of-the-arm that you are aware of, your "dodge" or "parry" might simply represent the fact that he had no opportunity to land a blow on you. You then knock him on his arse, giving the impression that you are faster than him and should have a better SR because he had no chance to hit you before you hit him. He has a chance, but it seldom works out. That doesn't mean that there isn't a problem to solve, the appearance of a problem (that can be explained away) does not feel satisfying.
  9. I think that's the intention. Great skill overcomes any deficiency in DEX or SIZ. I must admit, it always did seem odd to me that a an untrained kid with slightly higher stats would act before a master swordsman.
  10. There are a few edge cases that you might need to hand-wave with a rule like this. Please don't think I'm having a go or being snide, any rule like this needs to go through the Baths of Nitpick. Best to get the potential problems known early. So you resolved my "5% attack" case, if there's a -20% penalty then you have to have at least 20% or 25% skill. Fine. Lets say I have 80% skill, and I declare an early attack, taking my chance down to 60%. My opponent declares a parry at 160%, which I didn't expect, so can I still make my early attack at 5% chance? And it doesn't have to be a 100%+ thing, it could be a circumstantial modifier such as someone casting Dullblade, Demoralize, or dispelling my Coordination or Sword Trance spell. This is probably the main reason why there isn't a mechanic for deliberately reducing your skill in return for some benefit. The skill might get reduced for some other reason, so by the time the attack happens, you can't take the reduction. But it's an unusual situation, you could probably play with this rule for years and never come across it.
  11. It's an interesting idea but it would have the odd effect that anyone with a skill of 5% or lower can always attack on SR1 with no penalty.
  12. PhilHibbs

    Vishi Dunn

    Yes, when cast on a corporeal enemy during spirit combat, they are drawn away from their current target. It has no effect on physical combat, only spirit combat. Ah, good point. Thanks.
  13. PhilHibbs

    Vishi Dunn

    Distraction only affects spirit combat. Just been looking at the options for Waha spirit magic. Nothing offensive apart from Slow. Speedart is no use since High Llama tribe get no missile weapon skills. I told the player that, yes, he can have Befuddle or Demoralize, but going by the book he can't.
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    An advance look at the RuneQuest slipcase

    It needs a 4' tall one of these as well. Anyone have a big enough 3D printer? https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/plant/other/lectern--2