I guess I needed clarification to show how very utterly limited this Feat is.
I was facing 4 Ogre Anti-Paladins. I got toe-to-toe with 1 of them, they were smiting yadda yadda. Fell 1, then needed to move on to the next one. This was requiring me to only get 1 attack on my turn - I figured with Strikeback at least the odds were "ok".
Not so much.
I'd say this Feat is junk because it's too isolated. Even, in those isolated situations (as you can not move, and are able to waste a turn readying an action), misunderstanding how it works vs how it ideally works is a big let down.
Thanks guys for your input though, you're time is appreciated.
Yes, the letter of the rule does say that.
Logically speaking, it would make sense to be able to do this since movement doesn't affect the action and I stop moving once I make the attack. After all can you not move and ready an action in the same turn?
Basically, I'm moving, then I'm readying my action to attack - "oh, I have Strikeback which allows me to attack someone with Reach when they attempt to attack me."
I've been using this feat with my paladin, and I haz questions.
What I've been doing is readying the action and moving at my opponent, when they swing with an AoO, I use strikeback.
Since I readied my attack (strikeback), do I swing first? He declares his attack, I interrupt him and swing, he then resumes his attack - or does he have to actually finish the attack for me to strikeback.
If the target gets to attack first, it almost seems useless as I can just move in, get hit and resume my turn normally any ways. At least if I get to attack it first, then I have a chance of dropping them on my turn before getting hit.
I'm having a really hard time justifying the use of the feat without getting the "initiative" on the target.
If they do not swing, I should be able to just get my normal attack as I'm readied to attack... (assumption).
In the same breath, if I were to ready Strikeback and hold my ground, when an enemy charges me (or moves in to hit me), I assume I would interrupt their attack when it is declared, then their attack strikes as usual assuming they've survived my Strikeback.
And if in the case where I do not get initiative, it would seem a readied action would do the same thing except when you can not actually move in closer to the larger figure at all (like with flying creatures or melee creatures behind barred gates).
DeathQuaker pretty much said it all.
28mm and 25mm figures are the height, but most gaming mats are based off of 1" (25mm) grids. So the size of the bases relates to the space that the figure occupies on the board.
We are offering some bases from our KickStarter if you are interested, you can see them here http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_2013/index.html
Note that the Vampire Bundle is not available, that was for KS backers, and as mentioned above we have a 8x8 single base available as well. All our bases (except Small/20mm) have a pip and slot system for Combat Clips.
Speaking of re-basing.
We have 8x8 round bases that we are going to print extras of for our Kraken (so the bottom will say "Kraken" and have the icon).
As I understand it I can not list prices here, so if anyone is interested in picking some of these extras up, feel free to PM me. We will accept paypal.
Not sure if you know this, but as a KS campaigner you can set your updates to message backers only OR make it public.
IMHO, posting an answer to the comments section is just as liable/public/permanent as posting to an update - only it's very hard to find and reference for those that do not scour the internet for information as it's hidden in a sub-section which you must expand and sift through.
Having it in an update is much easier to find and logical.
I think the subtle difference is between posting/replying in the comments section and doing an update. Not everyone reads the comments, but everyone gets the updates.
KS does not notify you of new posts or posts by the campaigner OR even replies to a post you have made, you have to read through everything to see if there's important and relevant information you are looking for.
When I went to the KS page updates to see what the latest news was, because I thought it was there, I couldn't find it in the updates. It did not occur to me to scour the comments for important details like delays in shipping and new scheduling.
That IS actually having to chase down important information and is not appealing as a backer. I spend a large amount of time online, and I'm informed because of this. I can understand why backers that are not online all the time are upset.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
I do need to still figure out how to base my Huge minis.
We will be offering; small (20mm), 1x1, 2x1, 2x2, 3x3 for certain - 3x3 would be our "huge" bases.
You can see the results of our kickstarter here http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_2013/index.html
I think huge is a good call on the Red Dragon.
The standard is a 1" grid (or 25mm), however, as the inches increase the mm don't simply increase by 25mm to match.
As Sean says 2" is 50mm (almost 51mm), but 3" bases are 76mm.
If you google 3" to mm and so on you'll see what I mean. Here's a link http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/inches-mm-conversion-d_751.html
Dungeon Crawler is in the process of creating a colossal 8" figure base from our KickStarter (the Kraken). We are looking at getting extra 8" round bases made. If it's economical, we'll be announcing something soon. :)
Our 1x1 bases are standard 25mm/1" bases for table top gaming. They do have notches in them for our Combat Clips/Counters to attach to. We will make them available in 10 packs once they arrive. ETA is unknown at this time, but we're estimating November or later.
These are the pieces in question from our kickstarter http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/kickstarter_2013/index.html
"First, our Canadian customers.
During the run of our Kickstarter campaign, we promised that we'd get you your stuff without you being nailed with a bunch of customs fees. To that end, we've had to apply for non-resident importer status to Canada. This way, we absorb the cost of the customs fees, and you get local delivery of your pledge packages. Unfortunately, we're caught in a bureaucratic morass of red tape. We were led to believe that we would be finished with this part of the process in December 2012, but we've been there for months now. Happily, we've received word from our customs broker that we're very close to having our application finalized, and as soon as we have the all clear, you'll start receiving your things. We're terribly sorry for the delay, but this was the only way to do it without saddling you with the import fees.
tl;dr: We're stuck in red tape, but the end is near, and we start duty-free shipments to Canada soon."
Sounds like you want a mat, that you can place the building tiles down on. I haven't seen anything exactly like this, but WotC did put out tile sets with buildings that show the interiors. There's the one with the wizard tower, chapel, jail, swamp house/cabin, cottage...
Technically speaking you could buy any tiles set and place them on a mat, then specify that every tile has walls, but it'll be the doors and windows that you'll need to mark somehow.
I believe you are totally in the right spot.
I only know of 2 active companies doing pre-painted minis and 2 that have recently done pre-painted minis.
Paizo, Pathfinder Minis (so you're in the right place)
Wizards of the Coast, Dungeon and Dragons Miniatures (recently Dungeon Command)
My own line of minis is limited, but you can check them out here, I own Dungeon Crawler Minis http://www.dungeoncrawler.com/dcm/
Welcome to the minis boards. :)