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Old 09-28-2012, 03:42 PM   #81
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Default Re: What use is Suppression Fire?

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Originally Posted by Icelander View Post
In general, I wouldn't allow a stunned character to perform actions described as a 'free action on your turn'. No crouching, dropping flat, changing a grip of a weapon, talking to your team-mates, dismissing active spell effects, changing the condition of a safety, etc.
Sure, I'm just saying that the rules don't prevent it. Actually I'd probably allow a lot of these things, but only with a DX, IQ, or Soldier roll (as appropriate) penalized for Stun. You can certainly talk while panicking, at any rate. You just generally yell a lot of mostly useless stuff. Similarly you can flail about or whatever.
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Crouching or dropping flat are things you do in response to taking fire if you have some presence of mind, not if you are completely caught flat-footed and can't process what's going on.
I think I'd still allow Dodge and Drop (at a net -1) because that seems like a reasonable panic response. The DX or Acrobatics roll from Fire and Maneuver, should apply here though.
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