See also Situational Modifiers
- Move twice as either an action or a manoeuvre (costs 1 SP and -1 skill actions).
Faster movement has greater negatives.
- 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:
- 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.
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.
Drinking a potion
Picking up an item
Concentrating on a spell
- Suffer the effect for this and next round's actions, then ongoing saving throw at the end of each round. Even if you save you will suffer 1 or 2 rounds of the effect depending if you have already acted this round.
- Difficult Ground
- Ground movement speed is halved.
Dodge defence and saves -2
Running (which is now equivalent to normal speed ) needs an athletics/acrobatics check (14) .
Fail = prone & d6 damage.
- Visibility reduced
≤ 20' = -1
> 20' = disadvantage
> 40' = no visibility
- Heavily obscured
- Visibility severely reduced
≤ 10' = disadvantage
> 10' = no visibility
- Lose 1d8 from skill roll
- -2 defence
+5 wild surge (2-6 if not normally rolled)
- Alert = -1 (affects defence)
- Attacker (melee & ranged)
- Fleeing (Fear)
- 2 dash movements away (2 SP)
- Disadvantage whilst target can be seen.
All advantages cancelled
May not approach/engage in melee
- -1 defence
Initiative +3 (minimum 10)
1/2 manoeuvre speed (feats require a full manoeuvre)
+3 wild surge (2-4 if not normally rolled)
Dodge saves and all skills (except brawling) at disadvantage
Advantage for body attacks (bite, claw...)
3rd party attacker:
Advantage for thrusting attacks
- Advantage to initiative, to hit & dodge saves
- Lose all actions except mental commands.
- Melee attack: Combat advantage Advantage to hit and damage
- Initiative disadvantage
All advantages cancelled
1d8 Dodge saves
Move & minor action to rise;
1 action maximum when you have stoood up
- No actions requiring movement (melee)
Cast attempt > 10 + spell level (+1 wild surge)
½ move, alternate Minor / Major action
-2 dodge save
- Can't be attacked until it engages
- No action/manoeuvre (only minor)
Auto hit in melee
Ranged defence halved (round up)
All hits on you are criticals
1d8 on saves
- Disadvantage if you attack a different target.
- Waking up
- Round 1
Attacker at combat advantage
- Advantage to hit and damage (including spells)
- Combat advantage / disadvantage
- (Dis)advantage to hit and damage (inlcudes both melee and magic)
- Weaker creature, after a kill any remaining damage goes to the another withing minion striking distance.
- 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).
- Long reach weapons have reach and strike first. When attacked by a non-reach (or shorter reach) weapon the defender gets an oportunity attack.
- 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 creatures are forced to obey commands but only to the letter of the command.
- Only 1 concentration spell /prayer can be in effect. If damaged need to make a save (ENDURANCE vs 5 + damage) to not lose concentration. Concentration is a minor action.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Effect when a creature enters battle
- Occurs when lost half health.
- Death Rattle
- Occurs when a creature dies
- Creature ability accessible when damaged
- Suffer half damage from attack type (cannot be stacked)
- Suffer double damage from an attack type (cannot be stacked).
- 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
- 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
- Includes acids, alkalis and any other caustic type substance.
- Hot stuff
- Cold stuff
- Zappy stuff
- Internal, whether breathed, ingested or contact.
- Mind affecting.
- Loud noises.
- Cutting weapons.
- Pointy weapons.
- Counts as bludgeoning but generally more effective.