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Measuring Movement

Discussion in 'Rules' started by inane.imp, May 9, 2020.

  1. inane.imp

    inane.imp Well-Known Member

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    How far are you allowed to measure?

    After declaring Movement are you allowed to measure the distance from your active trooper to any point on the table or are you only allowed to measure up to the permitted Movement distance?

    I'm certain that the second is what is intended, but the rules don't limit it in that way. It legal to say "I want to see if Alice, who's in my DZ, can move into B2B with Bob, who's in your DZ" and then measure that distance.

    Adding a limit, suggestion below, to the red Important box on Page 34 would resolve this.

    "Unless otherwise specified, when measuring Movement players are not allowed to measure a distance further than the active Trooper's permitted Movement distance. That is, if a Trooper declares Move for the first time in an order then the player may measure up to the first value of the Trooper's MOV Attribute in inches."
     
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    Seems like a sensible adjustment, but your proposed text should say that you're measuring whichever MOV value you're using for this skill, not always the first.
     
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    Oh, and see also dodge movement, where you're measuring whatever amount that comes out to, rather than strictly your first MOV.
     
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    The sequence of events is:
    ► 1. The player declares a Skill with the Movement Label.
    ► 2. Measure to find out which locations the Trooper could reach with that Skill.
    ► 3. Declare the final location, and the exact route that the Trooper is taking to reach it.
    ► 4. Move the Trooper to the final location.

    I guess the question is how permissively you interpret step 2. Are you allowed to measure to any location to see if you're able to reach it, or are you allowed to measure based on how you can reach, so that you know the set of positions that that covers?
     
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  5. inane.imp

    inane.imp Well-Known Member

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    Edited: making it clearer the second sentence is an example.

    It should probably be placed outside the read box as an example.
     
  6. inane.imp

    inane.imp Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you could probably reword point 2 to make it clear that it's restrictive; because at the moment its not clear whether you are permitted to measure the distance between the Trooper and a location or whether you're only permitted to measure the Trooper's Movement and see if they can reach the location.
     
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