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Subject: Ranged enemy activation rss

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John Teer
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When an enemy is activated and has the ranged ability, do you still inflict damage to the enemy after dice are rolled?
 
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Jan Probst
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Yes, you can bring a knife to a gunfight.
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Thanks. Board game magic!
 
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Jan Probst
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Madfiddler wrote:
Thanks. Board game magic!

More like video game magic. The Fallouts in particular never did this, but "zooming in" to a tactical battlemap where units move around (to shank you with a knife while under fire) to then return to their previous positions on the strategic/world map after combat is a common thing.
 
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He starts combat by shooting at you from a distance (hence the free hit, works the other way around too if you have the ranged trait and he doesn't) but then you both get in close to finish the fight.
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Daverman wrote:
He starts combat by shooting at you from a distance (hence the free hit, works the other way around too if you have the ranged trait and he doesn't) but then you both get in close to finish the fight.

This is how I explain it when teaching the game.
 
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Weltenreiter wrote:
Yes, you can bring a knife to a gunfight.


Indeed, but on that case you get a direct hit/damage. Just as if you bring any other non-ranged weapon, or unarmed ;-)

All this if you're adjacent to the enemy. If on the same spot there's no advantage from the ranged weapon.

Clearly combat is very simplified in this game... an alternative is whenever you go into a fight, just simulate the fight using the rules from Modiphius Fallout game ;-)
 
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Daverman wrote:
He starts combat by shooting at you from a distance (hence the free hit, works the other way around too if you have the ranged trait and he doesn't) but then you both get in close to finish the fight.


Do you still get to pick up loot from that enemy if he is in an adjacent space then? I assume so based on the idea you can fight back even if you don't have a ranged weapon.

I just had a level 2 Regulator take a pop shot at me during activation from 1 space away (ranged icon). I currently have no weapons, but was able to roll 2 VAT hits on his legs so Regulator dies, but he also has a loot icon. Is it then assumed I went and picked that up too and returned to my current position?
 
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Jan Probst
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Yes, apart from the free hit and extra range, a ranged Fight is just a Fight.
 
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Important to note that the extra hit is added onto the eventual dice result. It doesn't happen early in the fight sequence. If that extra hit is enough to kill the enemy, you still have to survive whatever hits it inflicts on you first.
 
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