5.4 Actions

Characters act on their DEX rank, so someone on DEX rank 15 goes before someone on DEX rank 14. If there are multiple characters attempting to act on the same DEX rank, attacks are performed in order of weapon type.

Attackers armed with missile weapons (bows, guns, etc.) are be able to act before those in hand-to-hand (melee) combat. After these go characters armed with long weapons (spears, lances, etc.), then those with medium-length weapons (swords, axes, etc.) and finally those with short weapons (daggers, etc.) or who are unarmed.

If a weapon has more than one range listed, the user can choose which range to act on.

Parries and dodges occur within the same DEX rank as the original attack.


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