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Old 06-19-2019, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Burst Archery?

PC with Horsebow and AdjDX 15.

Spends one turn waiting for an opening.

Then looses two arrows in one round, both at DX 16.

Rinse and repeat?
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:56 PM   #2
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Sounds ok to me. Except...he can fire 4 arrows in 4 turns this way or....4 arrows in 4 turns the normal way, so why bother. There might be som circumstances where this would be beneficial, but I guess they'd be rare.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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Sounds street-legal but contrary to the spirit of the rules (i.e., I doubt the intent was that a person who is too slow to shoot twice per turn temporarily becomes fast enough if they aim in advance). There is lots of crazy stuff like this that nominally fits within the logical operators of the game's stated rules, but which I consider contrary to intent. I feel blessed that these sorts of things don't get brought up at my table.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:27 PM   #4
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Sounds ok to me. Except...he can fire 4 arrows in 4 turns this way or....4 arrows in 4 turns the normal way, so why bother. There might be som circumstances where this would be beneficial, but I guess they'd be rare.
Why bother? +1 DX on all arrows.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:28 PM   #5
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I feel blessed that these sorts of things don't get brought up at my table.
I must have had players who liked to push the envelope then. If there was an exploit, they would find it and make it bleed.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:38 PM   #6
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Why bother? +1 DX on all arrows.
Obviously, but you lose the opportunity to fire each turn, which will usually be more important, unless you're set up like a sniper in a hide, on castle battlements or something like that. In a Dungeon environment there won't normally be the luxury of that much waiting around.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:41 PM   #7
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I don't think it's necessarily a balance problem, and if all the players think it's good, sure, but I also don't think it'd work that way since 1) the +1 is about aiming and 2) I'd think it'd only apply to the first shot.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:04 PM   #8
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I think Skarg has it right that the waiting bonus would only apply apply to the next shot, which means that there would be no second shot that turn.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:33 AM   #9
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I'd just like to say how useful it is to have this forum. As I'm coming back to playing TFT after many years it's really helpful to be able to see other viewpoints and interpretations of the rules.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:44 AM   #10
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I'd just like to say how useful it is to have this forum. As I'm coming back to playing TFT after many years it's really helpful to be able to see other viewpoints and interpretations of the rules.
Completely agree!
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