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  • Rudy23
    started a topic Ambush Free Attack

    Ambush Free Attack

    Originally posted by V20 Core Book p.274
    If the attacker scores more successes, she can stage one free attack on the target
    I had a situation where a player succeeded an ambush roll and declared stabbing the target 3 times by splitting his dice pool.

    Part of my players claim you can't split the dice pool for that free attack you get upon succeeding the ambush roll. I don't see why splitting dice pool for that attack wouldn't be possible. Opinions?


  • Illithid
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    Celerity?
    It's not a free round, it's a free attack. Previous editions have given surprise rounds, so splitting is fine in a round.
    Usual rounds apply after that.

    Otherwise if you could use Celerity to get multiple attacks each time you can make an attack; it would cascade until blood expenditure caps were hit.
    If you follow me.

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  • Pnizzle
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    So what are you doing with obfuscate and celerity combos?

    In a surprise round the victim has no action. So first attack gains stealth bonuses. And celerity actions come after that normally. But they're uncontested.

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  • Illithid
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    The wording is clear

    "one free attack on the target"

    Otherwise the advantage is way too high for Ambushes, Think what Obfuscate can do to assist with that already.

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  • Just John, Forever...
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    I second Ben on this one (though the concept of "swift shanking" is at least partially credible -- the multiple rapid stabbings in the stereotypical prison situation when one gets the drop on another... so there is *some* contextual validity to the idea... but in general, barring specific circumstances, it should be one attack and not a full action (which would allow for multi-attack dice-splitting...).

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  • BenjCano
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    The way it's worded it implies a single attack. Not a single action; a single attack.

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