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by adambeyoncelowe
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases
Replies: 56
Views: 28814

Re: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases

I'm looking forward to the new stuff!
by adambeyoncelowe
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Investigator's skills
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: Investigator's skills

Some of the Careers are janky. In others, it's intentional that you can gain Talents even without the requisite Skill. You're supposed to buy the Skill at out-of-Career costs or just use the Talent with a penalty for untrained use of the Skill.

In this instance, it might be a mistake.
by adambeyoncelowe
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Maximum SL bonus?
Replies: 14
Views: 3116

Re: Maximum SL bonus?

Yeah, and you only get the SL bonus if you *succeed* on your Test (i.e., roll under your modified Skill). Winning isn't enough. This is incorrect. Page 164, under the "Gaining Advantage" paragraph states you gain advantage if you win an opposed roll. It's entirely possible to fail the test itself, ...
by adambeyoncelowe
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Monster/Enemy NPC combat actionz
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Monster/Enemy NPC combat actionz

Weapon (+X) is the same as (SB+X). From their listed Strength and the image or description, you can usually work out what they're supposed to have. So if the Orc has SB 4 and has Weapon (+8), you can assume they have a Hand Weapon. If their Strength increases (and hence, their SB), you can raise the...
by adambeyoncelowe
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Strike to stun
Replies: 18
Views: 4170

Re: Strike to stun

Would Strong Back talent assist with the Str v Endurance test to see if the recipient of the blow to the head is stunned? Adds SL to an opposed STR test Strictly speaking, no. Reading the pummel quality the test is a strength/endurance contest, with the person getting bonked using their endurance a...
by adambeyoncelowe
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Maximum SL bonus?
Replies: 14
Views: 3116

Re: Maximum SL bonus?

Yeah, and you only get the SL bonus if you *succeed* on your Test (i.e., roll under your modified Skill). Winning isn't enough.
by adambeyoncelowe
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Strike to stun
Replies: 18
Views: 4170

Re: Strike to stun

If you're going that route, I would just simplify it even further. So, instead of doing damage, you can declare any attack is an attempt to stun and thereafter, any damage it would inflict after soak is instead applied as an equal number of Stunned Conditions. That way, you're factoring in their Tou...
by adambeyoncelowe
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Talents and SL
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Talents and SL

Thanks for the reply. Would you allow combining riposte and reversal, e.g. 3 x riposte and 3 x reversal giving +6 SL on successful defensive rolls? This also goes for other defensive talents like reversal and shieldsman. Combining such skills give incredibly small chances of loosing the opposed tes...
by adambeyoncelowe
Mon May 10, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Disengaging rules
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: Disengaging rules

Yeah, it's about fleeing. Logically, if it 'makes it impossible for you to escape without a blow to your back', you can just not escape and therefore not take a free attack.
by adambeyoncelowe
Thu May 06, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 37
Views: 11368

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

Even £5 isn't that expensive for an adventure these days. In fact, I think it's positively cheap. (I'm also from Yorkshire.)
by adambeyoncelowe
Sun May 02, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Aethyric Armour spell
Replies: 5
Views: 2306

Re: Aethyric Armour spell

So we have dev clarification on AA and crit deflection. According to Andy Leask, you can deflect and this will reduce the APs on a single location. If desired, the GM can rule that this causes the spell to dissipate, but he felt this would be rather harsh. Allowing a Test (WP or Channelling) to see ...
by adambeyoncelowe
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Rolling a crit in a skill test
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

Re: Rolling a crit in a skill test

There is an optional rule that allows Crits outside of combat to count as an Astounding Success (=+6 SLs). We use that, just because it makes things a bit more interesting.
by adambeyoncelowe
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Rules - Shield use
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: Rules - Shield use

Then add Melee (Parry)? Melee (Parry) should be the shield user's preferred type anyway. Swap it for another Melee Skill that is in the Career.
by adambeyoncelowe
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Rules - Shield use
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: Rules - Shield use

Honestly, the shield APs aren't to be sniffed at. Crit deflection is kinda essential in this edition for survival. There's also no penalty if you use Melee (Parry). This Talent also duplicates Ambidextrous, which is strictly speaking more widely useful -- e.g., if you lose an arm, it means you have ...
by adambeyoncelowe
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: It's Your Funeral - anybody played it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

Re: It's Your Funeral - anybody played it?

I would suggest just looting the adventure for plot seeds. Spread the multiple plots over several different sessions and in difference settings. As others have said, the format gets samey after a while.
by adambeyoncelowe
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Wizard skills/feats
Replies: 7
Views: 3078

Re: Wizard skills/feats

Yeah, it's intentional. You're supposed to stock up on AA at Tier 1 before progressing. Though, TBF, you can ignore Channelling and AA, and still do just fine. It's a better idea to stack Advantage from Dart and then use that to drop a big whammy at the end. Someone wrote a whole article on the prob...
by adambeyoncelowe
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Casting and Advantage
Replies: 8
Views: 3376

Re: Casting and Advantage

Yeah. Magic is not a new problem, sadly. It's been talked to death but there isn't one easy solution, as people disagree on whether it needs to be more or less powerful, and which parts therefore need more or less juice.
by adambeyoncelowe
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: 4e Ingredients for Petty Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Re: 4e Ingredients for Petty Magic

Yeah, Petty Magic doesn't use ingredients. Oops!
by adambeyoncelowe
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Rules - Shield use
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: Rules - Shield use

Yep, Parry is harder to come by and the weapons fewer. You can find some more in Forien's Armoury.

Personally, my go-to is Melee (Fencing) with a Rapier and Side-Sword, but there are limited options for that (it's a good choice for nobles, though).
by adambeyoncelowe
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Casting and Advantage
Replies: 8
Views: 3376

Re: Casting and Advantage

If that rule (causing damage without an Opposed Test) didn't apply to magic, it would be more specific. E.g., 'causing damage with a Ranged attack'. It's broad for a reason.