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Subject: Swim versus Leap in ship scenario's rss

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Donato
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In the ship scenario's where one can Leap to the other ship, the scenario's say that when an Ally or Minion fails the Leap roll he is eaten by sharks. But the Swim skill says that a unit with this skill can move for 1 in water.

All the Overlord's Pirates have the Swim skill. Are they dead or not if they fail to Leap? If they are dead then the Swim skill is completely useless as the skill would only be useful in the ship scenario's.
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Aditya C
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I played it as the special rule of that scenario that falling in the water means death.
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Paul F
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Scenario special rules always replace general rules, so no swimming in this case. I read on another thread that originally this scenario did allow swimming for those failing leap and they could swim round to a point and climb back up, but it just slowed the scenario down especially when a character fell in so they replaced it with the special rule.
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But does this not mean that the Swim skill has became obsolete?
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agentdonald wrote:
But does this not mean that the Swim skill has became obsolete?


No, it's just not used in this scenario.
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Tyrone ..................
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agentdonald wrote:
But does this not mean that the Swim skill has became obsolete?


You're confusing some points, I think. You're thinking that because you know how to swim you can just do that because you fell in the water. At the point you hit the water you were falling as a result of a failed Leap. You are not using a Swim ability at that time. So, it's not that Swim has become Obsolete, it's a matter of Swim not being used at that point, Leap was being used.
 
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Rules be damned. Sure, the pirates can swim. They might swim like Michael Phelps with an outboard motor strapped to his ass. Don't matter, though, because some nimrod has been chumming the water and nobody with legs can outswim a shark.
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