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Our campaign currently is using Mak and Gideon. We're late in the campaign and I'm trying to decide if we're playing correctly. Here's an example of a game round. spoilers follow...
Gideon with masterstroke
Mak with no escape and the ability that gives him a third action
Both heroes have these cards untapped.
Everything seems fine up to here.
Gideon gives Mak an attack action with command. Mak fires, uses no escape (exhausts) to fire a second time.
This seems fine, provided both attacks are on the same target.
Gideon uses masterstroke to give a second command which is: Mak attack something.
No problem here.
Gideon rests; second action not that important.
Imperial players activates a group
Mak's turn...refresh all cards. Attack and use No Escape to attack a second time. With his second action, he attacks.
This all seems fine again, provided the first two attacks are on the same target. At this point, Mak has suffered 4 strain using his abilities, but I assume he has Recovered some of it by spending surges.
Exhaust the card that gives him another action which he uses to attack.
This is where things go wrong. Expertise can only be used after Mak uses an Interact action, it can't be used after an attack. The wording is, "1 <strain>: Exhaust this card during your activation after you interact. Perform 1 additional action during this activation."
That equals 7 attacks with Mak in a round. Two things come to mind:
1. Can Mak use No Escape when receiving an attack command from Gideon?
Provided he didn't use it since the start of Mak's own activation, yes. The card is Refreshed at the start of each of Mak's activations, so if he used it during its previous activation, it won't be ready when Gideon gives him the Command.
2. Can Mak use his second and third action to attack if he has already attacked twice in a round (first action plus No Escape)?
Mak can spend every action he has on attacks, if he wants. But as I said above, he only gets the third action when he interacts, so he can't do three attacking actions in a single activation.