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Do monsters need to use a RETREAT action to disengage?

Wed 22 Jan 2020, 00:35

I was wondering if monsters need to take a RETREAT action to disengage from a fight with adventurers? What if they change attack mode, from bite to flying attack etc?
 
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Re: Do monsters need to use a RETREAT action to disengage?

Wed 22 Jan 2020, 00:52

I let the monsters roll in order to avoid the free attack when retreating moster of the times. If movement is part of a monster attack, then the monster attack will done without any retreating roll, but if the movement is just a movement away from a character, then they roll for retreat as anyone else. But it hasn't come up that much yet when we played.
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Re: Do monsters need to use a RETREAT action to disengage?

Thu 23 Jan 2020, 21:50

It depends on moster for me. Human size, roll to avoid the free attacks. If part of an attack action, no roll. If it is big (dragon, troll etc), I don't roll. It just steps out of combat.
 
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Re: Do monsters need to use a RETREAT action to disengage?

Sun 26 Jan 2020, 01:16

I roll normally Move for monsters if they want to retreat- since players have to do it- enemies have to do it too. It's fair that both parties follow the rules.

But I also tend to give monster penalties/bonuses to Move depending on their size. For example nimble monster will get +1 to Move roll for retreat but Adult Dragon will get -2 becase you know- it's not so easy for such huge monster to suddenly move away and its easier to hit big target than small target. But that is just my house rule, not RAW.
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