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Subject: Actions, Movement, and Combat rss

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Matthew Jones
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Okay, to start off with I have not yet played the game and I'm trying to figure out a part of the rules as given in the WDC Combined Rules (Having used BGG to find this game, I opened it, flipped through the company rules, chuckled, and tossed them aside...).

So here's my question:

A turn consists of "Movement then Action" or "Action then Movement" Does Combat count as the action of a given turn? The rules given in the Encounters section on pg 16 of the Combined Rules PDF would seem to indicate that. Bolding is mine.

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Interacting with the world
A character may take 1 action either before or after their movement. There are 8
different actions a character may take each turn, but they may only do one per turn.
1. Heal another character
2. Heal yourself (takes entire turn)
3. Interact with an item
4. Interact with a Non Player Characters (NPC)
5. Enter a locked building
6. Make a Perception check
7. Finding and turning on a light source inside a building
8. Additional scenario-specific actions.


Further down the page it lists NPCS as
Quote:
Interact with a NPC
More about allies/enemies/encounters in the Encounters section.


However in the example given in the Combat section on page 31 of the PDF, Combat Specialist Brian tries to sneak past, fails, shoots at the baddy, fails, gets creamed by the baddy, then shoots again and fails yet again. And then the examples says:
Quote:
Now the second round starts.


So I'm confused. Is combat part of the actions you can take in a round or is it separate part of the game? Seems that having combat be a part of the 1 action you could take in a round would make the game more tense: Do I act now and then chance moving and turning over a baddy or save my action for later. It seems "fair" to the game system also. If, in a round, you picked up a weapon and then moved and a baddy surprised you, you might not get a reaction movement...

In the end since I'm going to be playing mostly by myself, I suppose it really doesn't matter; hopefully I won't argue the over the rules with myself. But I still like to play correctly on the off chance I can find someone else to go a few rounds with...

Thanks for your help.
Matt
 
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Matthew Jones
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Found my own answer. In the WDC original rules PDF, the action is combat and then you go three rounds or until the baddy is dead.

Perhaps, since I'm conversing with myself, I will indeed have that argument...
 
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Kerry Breitenstein
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If you have further questions, sending them specifically to me at kerry.b@fuse.net would get you a quicker answer as I don't often go to each of our games. But I would be happy to answer questions you have anytime.

Take Care,

Kerry Breitenstein
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