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Brimstone Cascade

Sun 16 Jun 2019, 22:52

I GMed Symbaroum for the first time last night. It went well and all but one player is on board to start a campaign. The one who wasn't played Bartolom in "Promised Land." He had an issue with my ruling on Brimstone Cascade. I ruled that if there were people between he and his target they could be affected by the flames rather than his intended target. He kept saying the mystical ability could only affect one target and that's why the effect should bypass unintended targets. I said a crossbow shot into a crowd could hit unintended targets too. 

I'm thinking I should give him a hefty penalty and let the chips fall where they may. How would you rule on this?
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Re: Brimstone Cascade

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 10:48

If the intended target is hiding behind an innocent bystander, I would also rule that it hits the closest target, i.e. the bystander. Even if the effect is created by magic, it's physical in nature. 
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Re: Brimstone Cascade

Tue 18 Jun 2019, 21:36

I would also do the same. Makes sense and Also there is the rule 0 - the GM has the ultimate say.