Definitions

See also Situational Modifiers

Where wild surge is noted this means that even if there is normally no wild surge roll then one is made.

e.g. +2 would make it a wild surge on roll of 2-3 if none was normally made.

General terms

2nd action
Gain another skill attempt, each attempt including the first has a -3 penalty.
Dash
Move twice as either an action or a manoeuvre (costs 1 SP).
Faster movement has greater negatives.
Double Dash
Move twice on both Major action and Manoeuvre (costs 4 SP ).
Free action
You may only have one free action per round.
Only certain abilities and magic grants free actions.
A free action may occur as battle commences. At the start of a combat free actions occur in initiative order, otherwise they occur on the character's initiative segment.
Free actions include:
  Reaction spells
  Opportunity attacks
Major action
You may do any skill for an action, may be used as a manoeuvre/minor action.
Manouevre action
You may only move during a manoeuvre or major action.
Using a non-passive feat counts as a manoeuvre even if it is part of you main action.
Picking up an item from the floor in combat (within 5')
May be converted into a minor action.
Minor action
An action you may take in addition to your normal action. Many skills can be activated as minor actions.
  Drink a potion
  Draw a sidearm
  Pick up an item (out of melee combat)
  Concentrate on a spell

Terrain Conditions

Difficult Ground
Ground movement speed is halved.
Dodge defence and saves -2
Dash (which is now equivalent to normal speed ) needs an athletics/acrobatics check (14).
  Fail
= Prone & d6 damage.
Obscured
Visibility reduced
Movement -5'
Opponent is
  ≤ 20' = -1
  > 20' = disadvantage
  > 40' = no visibility
Heavily obscured
Visibility severely reduced
1/2 movement
Opponent is:
  ≤ 10' = disadvantage
  > 10' = no visibility

Creature Conditions

Blinded
Lose 1d8 from skill roll
Dazed
-2 defence
-2 save
Initiative 10
Combat disadvantage
No manoeuvre
+5 wild surge (2-6 if not normally rolled)
Deafened
Alert = -1 (affects defence)
Attacker
  Initiative advantage
Dodging
Attacker (melee & ranged)
  Combat disadvantage
Encumbered
Movement is at half speed (round down)
Cannot perform movement feats (e.g. nippy).
-1 defence,
-2 dodge (cumulative so -2 dodge defence)
encumbered (Heavily)
Skills requiring movement are at disadvantage (e.g. combat)
No manoeuvre phase
-2 defence
-2 dodge (cumulative so -2 dodge defence)
encumbered (Over)
Cannot move
Lose 1d8 from skills requiring movement
Auto-hit by melee
Fleeing (Fear)
Double dash away (4 SP); one replaces your action if it occurs on your turn)
Frightened
Disadvantage whilst target can be seen.
All advantages cancelled
May not approach/engage in melee
+1 wild surge (2 if not normally rolled)
Frozen
-1 defence
-1 saves
Initiative +3 (minimum 10)
1/2 manoeuvre speed (feats require full manoeuvre speed)
No minor
+3 wild surge (2-4 if not normally rolled)
Grappled
Grappled:
  Dodge saves and all skills (except brawling) at disadvantage
Grappler:
  Advantage for body attacks (bite, claw...)
3rd party attacker:
 
Advantage for thrusting attacks
Hasted
Advantage to initiative, to hit & dodge saves
+1 defence
+1 Manoeuvre
Held
Lose all actions except mental commands.
Inivisible
Melee attack: Combat disadvantage
Nauseous
Initiative disadvantage
Skills 1d8
Wild surge +3
All advantages cancelled
1/2 move
Poison
DEX save to avoid the poison entirely
  Pass = Take 2d4 SP instead
  Fail = Suffer the effect.
Ongoing CON saving throw at the end of each period (round/hour/day...).
  Pass = Cured / Start to heal
  Fail = Suffer the effect again
Prone
Defender
  Initiative d6+4
  1d8 Dodge saves
 Combat disadvantage
  Move action to rise;
  1 action maximum when you have stood up
Attacker            
  Combat advantage
Restrained
No actions requiring movement (melee)
Cast attempt > 10 + spell level (+1 wild surge)
Melee Attacker
  Auto hit
  Critical
Slowed
Initiative 10
½ speed,
No Minor action
No feats.
-2 dodge save
-2 defence
Combat Disadvantage
Stealthed
Can't be attacked until it engages.
Stunned
No action
1/2 speed (max 1 move)
Auto hit in melee
Ranged defence halved (round up)
All hits on you are criticals
1d8 on saves
No magic
Taunted
Disadvantage if you attack a different target.
Waking up
Round 1
  Dazed
 Attacker at combat advantage
Round 2
 Frozen

Combat related

aiming / Preparing
Advantage to hit and damage (including spells)
Combat advantage / disadvantage
(Dis)advantage to hit and damage (inlcudes both melee and magic). Excess (dis)advantages are swapped for a +1/-1
Minion
Weaker creature, affected by certain feats.
Opportunity attack
Free action when:
  A creature first comes into range of an opponent with a REACH attack
  A creature disengages without using a minor action
  Picking up an item off the floor
  Opponent fumbled (one of many possible results).
Reach
Long reach weapons have reach and strike first. When attacked by a non-reach (or shorter reach) weapon the defender gets an oportunity attack.

Magic Terms

Aura
Spells/prayers may only generate a single aura on a given creature. Auras move with the target whereas circles are in a fixed location.
Battle spell
May be cast as a minor action. Another spell can NOT be cast as as a normal action.
Bound
Bound creatures are forced to obey commands but only to the letter of the command.
Concentration
Only 1 concentration spell /prayer can be in effect. Concentration is a minor action.
Ongoing
Saving throw each round to throw off an effect, e.g. hold person. Hero point allows another roll (which may not be worse but only one attempt per effect).
Target saves at the end of each of their turns, until they PASS. Each additional save becomes easier with a cumulative +1
Ongoing rising
Saving throw each round to resist an effect, e.g. breathing a gas. Hero point allows another roll (which may not be worse).
Target saves at the end of each of their turns, until they FAIL. -1 on each additional save.
Reaction Spell
May be cast as a free action out of turn. Another spell can be cast as as a normal action, unless they are simultaneous, similarly they do not stack with the Nimble Fingers feat. Remember only one free action per turn.
Ritual
Has an extended casting time ranging from a minute to several hours. Normally involves elaoborate preperation and use of apparatus (bones, magic circle, insence...). Cannot be cast in battle conditions. Remember one one ritual of each type per day.
Shield
Only one shield magical or physical may be applied at a time.
Weakest first
Effects that affect weak creatures attack the lowest maximmum stamina first, however creatures of higher level are always considered stronger. e.g. sergeants, captains, then NPCs by level.

Abilities

Battlecry
Effect when a creature enters battle
Bloodied
Occurs when lost half health.
Death Rattle
Occurs when a creature dies
Enrage
Creature ability accessible when damaged
Resistant
Suffer half damage from attack type (cannot be stacked)
Vulnerable
Suffer double damage from an attack type (cannot be stacked).

Damage Types

Necrotic
Power of the Fallen gods. Withers living flesh but heals creatures from the planes of hell. Powers the undead. Necrotic and radiant are two faces of the same power
Radiant
Power of the Enlightened gods. Acts as necrotic to undead, devils, demons and unbelievers; heals devout worshippers and those the god selects. Necrotic and radiant are two faces of the same power
Acid
Includes acids, alkalis and any other caustic type substance.
Fire
Hot stuff
Ice
Cold stuff
Lightning
Zappy stuff
Poison
Internal, whether breathed, ingested or contact.
Psychic
Mind affecting.
Thunder
Loud noises.
Slashing
Cutting weapons.
Piercing
Pointy weapons.
Bludgeoning
Crushing.
Chopping
Counts as bludgeoning but generally more effective.
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