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Sneak Attack

Posted: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 23:56
by Roger Eberhart
The rules for Sneak Attacks are a little confusing to me. It appears that the farther away you are initially, the easier it is to sneak up on someone. Is this the correct interpretation? The rules state your modifier is based on how close you are, it does not say to modify based on how close you want to get.

Re: Sneak Attack

Posted: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 00:39
by Fenhorn
You only roll one roll, regardless of distance. The (Sneak Attack) rules are written with, well Sneak Attack in mind. The modifiers show how close you are when you are doing your Sneak Attack. So if you and a friend are planning a Sneak Attack and you are at Short distance from the targets. If you plan to stab one of the targets with a knife (Arm's Length) and your friend plan to shoot his crossbow at the other target from where he is. Your Sneak roll is modified with -2. Your friends Sneak roll is unmodified. These rolls go against the targets Scout rolls.

Re: Sneak Attack

Posted: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 11:17
by Tomas
The rules for Sneak Attacks are a little confusing to me. It appears that the farther away you are initially, the easier it is to sneak up on someone. Is this the correct interpretation? The rules state your modifier is based on how close you are, it does not say to modify based on how close you want to get.
The modifier (to Stealth) is for making a sneak attack from the distance indicated, not for sneaking all the way up to the target. Sneak attacks can (and often are) done with ranged weapons.

Re: Sneak Attack

Posted: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 12:28
by Fenhorn
The rules for Sneak Attacks are a little confusing to me. It appears that the farther away you are initially, the easier it is to sneak up on someone. Is this the correct interpretation? The rules state your modifier is based on how close you are, it does not say to modify based on how close you want to get.
The modifier (to Stealth) is for making a sneak attack from the distance indicated, not for sneaking all the way up to the target. Sneak attacks can (and often are) done with ranged weapons.
To avoid confusing: If you want to stab someone in the back, a Sneak Attack do includes the sneaking all the way up to the target. The reason I say this is "If you fail, your opponent spots you at your starting distance" so clearly the Sneak Attack can include movement. Sure, just as in my example, a Sneak Attack can also be someone with a crossbow, not moving att all, just shooting someone. The modifier is taken from the distance you attack from though.

Re: Sneak Attack

Posted: Tue 25 Dec 2018, 22:31
by Roger Eberhart
The rules for Sneak Attacks are a little confusing to me. It appears that the farther away you are initially, the easier it is to sneak up on someone. Is this the correct interpretation? The rules state your modifier is based on how close you are, it does not say to modify based on how close you want to get.
The modifier (to Stealth) is for making a sneak attack from the distance indicated, not for sneaking all the way up to the target. Sneak attacks can (and often are) done with ranged weapons.
Got it, thanks for the clarifications. It wasn't clearly written in the book, it says the modifier is based on "how close you are", not "how close you want to get".