Last night we were having a Battle Royale. Everyone had characters and we were fighting to the death. It was a good time. But we did end up having about a 20 minute argument on the Garrote Strangle. I had got another character in the strangle with my Executioner. He tried to attack me with a power that would push me off and failed. He then claimed he could use a "move action" to oppose my grab and break free. I said that sounded like two standard actions to me. But I was outnumbered. So they let him make an opposed check and he broke free. This does not seem right to me, but maybe I'm wrong. Does anyone have any opinions?
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Unfortunately, (or fortunately) your group was correct.
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