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Jesse Werner

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Hey guys. I'm very interested in buying this game, but I was wondering if someone could go over how line of sight is determined. I have watched several reviews on this game and they go to explain the arcs on the characters bases are used for line of sight. So does the game expect players to literally bust out a ruler and line things up? I play with a very nit picky group of players and if the game doesnt have a definitive boolean yes-or-no line of sight system we will spend most of our time arguing whether something is in line of sight, even with a ruler.

Please let me know how it works and what you guys think. Thanks a lot!
 
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Nope, all character LOS are laid out as quadrants and halves on the character base, so it's all 90- or 45-degree angles. No rulers needed.

LOS for us has never been more than a glance to check.
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Thanks for the quick reply Jonathan.

Can your characters face only the 4 cardinal directions? Or can you position them at any angle?
 
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vidjogamer wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply Jonathan.

Can your characters face only the 4 cardinal directions? Or can you position them at any angle?

Orthagonally only; no diagonal facings. I absolutely recommend this game. One of the prizes of my collection.
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Awesome! Thanks a lot. Ordering now =D
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vidjogamer wrote:
Can your characters face only the 4 cardinal directions? Or can you position them at any angle?

You position them to face one of the 4 cardinal directions, but characters vary individually in terms of how many degrees are included in their front (and side and rear) arcs. Look closely at the bases in this image to see what I'm talking about:



There are actually two facing arcs, the one for melee (with the knife symbol) is on the inside, and the one for fire is on the outside. The game has many such elements: simple rules that provide sophisticated nuances and variations for a very rich play experience.
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