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68 downloadsThese are Excel spreadsheets to automatically (and randomly) calculate the results of attacks (may they be critical or not) and damage of Normal and Killing attacks, considering defenses, Hit Locations, Surprise and Damage Reduction modifiers. The sheets simulate Hero System's dice rollings. Useful for GMs who like using computers or tablets to speed up combat calculations.
Thank you, I think I understand that much. Your patience, like your name, is Long. No, consider this hypothetical (the situation that actually inspired the question) Alpha takes greater exception to Beta's comments than to Gamma's, strikes at Beta. Gamma, who used points saved on DEX to buy Penalty Skill Levels vs Blocking for Another (among other things) Blocks this attack. Beta strikes Alpha for minimal damage, adding injury to insult. Is the situation the same as the previous one - that is, it matters whose attack was blocked and who did the blocking, but it doesn't matter who was being attacked? Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says the answer to the question, is the attacker's phase delayed or the blocker's phase hastened? is decided by the attacker, who can delay their own phase by attacking the blocker, or can hasten the blocker's phase by choosing some action other than attacking the blocker.
Drizzled Drowburden the Dark Elf ranger has a DEX of 23. Gnu Kiddondablok the barbarian Human of the Wildebeest Clan has a DEX of 14. Belanta Blockyerknockoff Human mercenary has a DEX of 8. All have SPD of 3. Voices have been raised, weapons have been drawn, and more than Combat Values are being found Offensive. Drizzled attacks with both swords, but Belanta aborts to Block. Gnu hits Drizzled for minimal damage. Next phase, because Belanta blocked Drizzled, Belanta gets to act before Drizzled. My question is, what will the order of actions be? First Hypothesis: 1. Gnu acts on DEX 14 2. Belanta acts on DEX 8 3. Drizzled acts last, because he was blocked by Belanta and must go after her. or Second Hypothesis: 1. Belanta acts first because she gets to move before Drizzled because she blocked him 2. Drizzled acts on DEX 23 3. Gnu acts on DEX 14 I suppose there's probably an obvious answer under my nose but I'm not seeing it. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary thinks the question should be phrased as: Does blocking someone with a higher DEX potentially hasten your own next action, or delay theirs?