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Bali Tharnhammer wrote:
Does the macro program do things like roll the dice, then sort players into initiative order? If not, it might be just as easy and useful to make txt documents with what you want, and just copy and paste as necessary.
It does not.
I used to copy and paste as you suggest, but Shortkeys saves me time as I don't need to dig around for the document, copy and paste it. Can just stay in my window and type the hotkey.
No, I mean just rolling initiative for everyone and making blocks based on it. If the enemy only have one initiative roll for all of them anyway, it works out as 2-3 blocks maximum anyway.
Monsters (Highest Roll block)
Example 3 (most common)-
Arguably, 3 is still two blocks because it still essentially alternates.
The best way to reward high initiative characters is to just roll for everyone and organise what follows.
Casimir- 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (20) + 5 = 25
^^ so each round, Casimir would act, then the monster, then everyone else is free to act (but still resolved in initiative order; jumping the gun gets really messy). This is 3 blocks, but if Casimir doesn't need to wait for a map update or anything he can always pre-post his action for the next round, reducing it to a 2 block system.
Anyway, advocating for my personal preference aside, I am ok with group initiatives too.
In all honesty, it usually ends up with a maximum of 3 blocks. Often PC's, Monsters, PC's.
I will admit to fiddling the order in which dice rolls are made sometimes to make it go neatly into two blocks :P.
Reginald, I use software called Shortkeys Lite. Very easy to use, the free version stores up to 10 macros. I type #combat and it writes out my full round template (with italics and bold etc.). I also have initiative and group perception rolls on other macros per game.
The black raven wrote:
This. Seriously, this. I loathe the scimitar and its dominance for finesse combatants.
Irena Tyr wrote:
Oh go on then, I always forget to use the things [dice=Charm (TN 50)]1d100 And that is why I always forget the things, never do me a blind bit of good!
You should be aware that re-rolling is not the only purpose of Fate Point expenditure. I have added the available actions for it to the Campaign Info tab so you have easy, permanent access; but i'll post them here once too-
1. Re-roll a failed test once.
This was something I meant to bring up last week but it completely slipped my mind in a busy week of work. They aren't subvocalise. I let it slide in the meeting with Kapak but please do not think you can communicate via microbead subtly right in front of people.
I have set intervals in mind for fate point refresh. I'll let you know when they refresh but don't expect it to be this soon.
I'm sorry, it's probably the effect I'm having on the group. My dice rolls are generally atrocious so if this is spill over I apologise :p.
I still remember the 4 damage 1d6+3d6 sneak attack. Although at least you hit.
I'll be updating shortly. Still at work buts its finally calming down a little.
Fair enough. I honestly thought the militaristic, disciplined mind of a Hobgoblin would be better suited for the game than a Goblin (plus, I really wanted to roam around the Stolen Lands on a Warg using Fell Rider archetype :) ).
Finalising a wandering, aspiring Swordlord instead; a nefarious, ambitious individual from Mivon. Can we use Drawbacks?
I will also lurk into the shadows once more; but give Castor priority as first to speak up. Thanks all.
I have a character built and ready to play you would love.
I'm ok either way but Roakkad isn't going to really assert himself too much and provide direction yet; hes the new kid on the block and he knows the best way to alienate his new allies is to start ordering them around or trying to take lead.
Happy to continue RoTRL or do something else. I'm easy.
If you are still in need of another player, I am willing and able. Joana knows my posting habits better than anyone so i'll say up front, sometimes I have busy periods but I do always keep on truckin'.
Edit: I see you have a 4th now, so perhaps the offer is invalid. But I would love a chance to