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James Murray
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I played this game for the first time today. It's fun, but I was curious about the Line of Sight rules. My friend controlled a ranged character that could fire "two tiles away". We had a bit of an argument as to what this meant. Does this mean she could fire through walls and through occupied spaces? I didn't see anything in the rules for line of sight so I'm guessing she could.
 
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Dolem Thorn
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Yes, there are no line of sight rules for magic or bows.
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Gianthogweed wrote:
I played this game for the first time today. It's fun, but I was curious about the Line of Sight rules. My friend controlled a ranged character that could fire "two tiles away". We had a bit of an argument as to what this meant. Does this mean she could fire through walls and through occupied spaces? I didn't see anything in the rules for line of sight so I'm guessing she could.


There are no LoS rules per se, but, you cannot attack through walls. Imagine you have to be able to walk from your hero to the target to be able to attack them and then you'll have the rule down. Have fun! Rick
 
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James Murray
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But a hero could walk around a wall. An arrow shouldn't be able to fly around one. I'm thinking of adding LOS house rules because it seems a little strange.
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imagine it like computer games, most of the time the character is crouched behind terrain, only when you fire do you see them animate look around the corner and fire then they return to the cover position,
 
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That's right. An arrow fired by an Elf in faux medieval costume oughtn't to be able to fly around a wall on its way to hit a large black spidery man thing if the die roll is higher than 10. This totally lacks realism. Where's my ruler?
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Gianthogweed wrote:
But a hero could walk around a wall. An arrow shouldn't be able to fly around one. I'm thinking of adding LOS house rules because it seems a little strange.


The official explanation is that the characters are not necessarily planted in a single spot over the course of their attack. Also, that LOS rules introduce a bunch of complications that go against the spirit of the game's design.
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If do try with LOS rules, please post how it goes.
Might be an interesting twist to the game.
 
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James Murray
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I was thinking of incorporating the Descent LOS rules, but decided not to because those rules often lead to confusion (ie in this example: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/970271/another-los-question). I'm growing to like the loose interpretation of LOS that this game has.
 
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Matt D.
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My group uses LOS house rules and it works just fine. Things like fire or magic attacks that make sense to go around corners we don't worry about LOS. All 3 games leave a lot up to interpretation with the rules. The rules seem to miss a lot, but this a fun game if you don't get too cought up with the vague rules. We just try to do what makes sense to keep the game moving.
 
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Gianthogweed wrote:
...I'm growing to like the loose interpretation of LOS that this game has.


Me too! I get the definite impression that these very loose rules regarding line of sight were on purpose - maybe to keep the game simple? And truth be told, I do not think LOS for any game could be simplier than in these 3 D&D 4th ed games.

- SK
 
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