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ebertran
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:15 am    Post subject: Melee question Reply with quote

So if a player declares two action... and his first action is moving up to an enemy... (and he hopes his second action is hitting said enemy)... but the enemy uses ~his~ first action to move out of the way, the player will never be able to hit, right? If the enemy keeps moving every time the player moves up to him to hit him, the enemy can move before a punch lands.

Is that basically how melee combat plays out in 2nd ed. R&E
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone will lose to bad rolls eventually. Especially if their Run skill is 5D-7D. They will fail their run roll and then they'll probably fall, since they were in the act of running and had a catastrophic failure. Then they will be set upon by the pursuing party.

Really, just wait until they roll a 1 on the Wild Die and have them trip.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or the meleer (is that a word?) takes three actions to catch up to his opponent.



Or the opponent draws his blaster and shoots said meleer.

Melee attacker? Person of melee? I don't know.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmanski wrote:
Or the meleer (is that a word?) takes three actions to catch up to his opponent.



Or the opponent draws his blaster and shoots said meleer.

Melee attacker? Person of melee? I don't know.


That's the tactic.

Funny, no one ever came up with a noun for a person who willst smite thee with a sword.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheshire wrote:
Funny, no one ever came up with a noun for a person who willst smite thee with a sword.


A sword? I thought it was more common to "smite thee with my halberd." Confused

But yes, the English language needs to create words for both those things.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you could only move once.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Melee question Reply with quote

ebertran wrote:
So if a player declares two action... and his first action is moving up to an enemy... (and he hopes his second action is hitting said enemy)... but the enemy uses ~his~ first action to move out of the way, the player will never be able to hit, right? If the enemy keeps moving every time the player moves up to him to hit him, the enemy can move before a punch lands.

Is that basically how melee combat plays out in 2nd ed. R&E


Yup. Its how melee/brawl work via the RAW..
However, as that thread in the house rules area shows, some feel that someone could run AND attack in the same 'action' segment just at the standard MAP..

Error wrote:
Someone will lose to bad rolls eventually. Especially if their Run skill is 5D-7D. They will fail their run roll and then they'll probably fall, since they were in the act of running and had a catastrophic failure. Then they will be set upon by the pursuing party.

Really, just wait until they roll a 1 on the Wild Die and have them trip.


All they need to do to move out of melee range is go 5m away.. And unless they are in difficult or higher terrain they don't even need to roll movement.

ebertran wrote:
I thought you could only move once.


IN esssence yes. BUT you get to declare half speed, regular speed, full (Double) or flank (quad) movement...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Melee question Reply with quote

ebertran wrote:
So if a player declares two action... and his first action is moving up to an enemy... (and he hopes his second action is hitting said enemy)... but the enemy uses ~his~ first action to move out of the way, the player will never be able to hit, right? If the enemy keeps moving every time the player moves up to him to hit him, the enemy can move before a punch lands.

Is that basically how melee combat plays out in 2nd ed. R&E


ok imagine the scene.
A guy is going to mele range while another guy is walking back to stay in distance... => fist answer you can't run when you go back.
Then we can imagine the guy trying to stay away turns back and run away => this is a pursuit scene.

what do you think about it ?
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