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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wajeb Deb Kaadeb wrote:
OTOH, if you want to use Initiative, then do it. As I said before, the 2E Initiative System is to simply roll PER. The character with the highest roll goes first on every segment.
That's not quite how Initiative works in 2E. The GM divides the group into sides. Often there are only two sides, but there might be more. Only the person with the highest Perception on each side rolls, not every person and the highest Perception roll determines whether their entire side acts first or last. From page 28 of the 2E rules:
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Step One: Initiative
Each side picks the character with the highest Perception,
who then rolls a Perception attribute check. Characters may
not spend Character Points or Force Points on this roll, al-
though penalties for being wounded count (see Section 3.1.
"Combat and Injuries" for an explanation of how wounds affect
characters).

Whichever side gets the highest roll gets to decide who
declares and acts first in ihe round — their side or the enemy.

In the case of more than two sides, the highest roll declares
whether they want to go first or last, if they decide to go first,
they would do so, followed by the middle roller, followed by
the lowest rolling side. It they decide to go last, just reverse the
order


The advantage to going first is your first action occurs before those of the other side(s). The advantage to going last is you know what action(s) everyone on the other side(s) is taking before you declare any of your action(s). So, for example, you would know whether anyone was targeting you so you would know whether you needed to dodge.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you are correct. I was thinking of how we played initiative. It was a straight PER roll for each character. Individual initiative.

I described it correctly earlier.

I use 1E initiative so much that I forget how 2E was done, sometimes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wajeb Deb Kaadeb wrote:
garhkal wrote:
If you have 20 enemies, each with say 5d to hit, put 5d (inc a wild) in each slot.


Just a note: He's playing 1E! No Wild Die! Shocked


True, but that suggestion works for any of the 3 WEG editions!!

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The advantage to going first is your first action occurs before those of the other side(s). The advantage to going last is you know what action(s) everyone on the other side(s) is taking before you declare any of your action(s). So, for example, you would know whether anyone was targeting you so you would know whether you needed to dodge.


Plus when going 2nd (or last), as you have not 'declared your # of actions" your dodge/parry is not affected by any Multiple action penalties![/quote]
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garhkal wrote:
Plus when going 2nd (or last), as you have not 'declared your # of actions" your dodge/parry is not affected by any Multiple action penalties!
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In 1E (well, in the 1E core rulebook--it changed in the Rules Companion) you don't have to declare reactions! Not even if you go first!

I like it better that way, too. You just use a Dodge or Brawling/Melee Parry when you are attacked. Otherwise, you don't worry about it.

Sometimes you want to risk it so that you don't take penalties for a later action. You might not take a Dodge, for example, hoping that your foe still misses, if it is important that you make your upcoming blaster shot.
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So how do you know how many actions you are going to take??
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
So how do you know how many actions you are going to take??
You declare actions. But in 1E, Dodge, Melee Parry, and Brawling Parry are all reactions. In 1E you don't have to declare reactions.
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garhkal wrote:
So how do you know how many actions you are going to take??
You declare actions. But in 1E, Dodge, Melee Parry, and Brawling Parry are all reactions. In 1E you don't have to declare reactions.


Yep. And, they're thrown as you would Full Reactions in 2E.

For clarity, I just wrote a new example of 1E Initiative in its own thread.

I really do like it much more than I like 2E's method. The 1E system just flows.
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