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If I use an ability that targets all allies (such as the Sage's Healing Burst from the Force of Will track), am I included? If I use an ability that targets some specific number of allies (such as the Sage's Stitch in Time ability, also from the Force of Will track), can I choose myself as one of the allies?

I did see a few examples that makes me think I do count as my own ally, but I'm used to 4e where you don't count as your own ally, and I didn't see a definite rule clarifying the matter (though I certainly could have missed it).

From the Ranger's Professional Soldier track, p72 (emphasis mine):

7th Circle - The Sound of Cannon: ... You gain a +6 bonus to your initiative, and all allies gain a +4 bonus to initiative, bringing your total bonus to +10.

Some feats, from p164 (emphasis mine):

Recon: At the beginning of each [Encounter], before the first [Round], each ally may make a 5 ft step, even if that ally is surprised. At 6th level, this increases to two 5 ft steps for you only.

Reprisal: You are healed twice your character level whenever an ally other than you is dropped below half their maximum hit points. ...

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You are always your own ally

From the glossary, page 212 (emphasis added):

Ally refers to any creature in an [Encounter] that you choose to regard as friendly for the purpose of any particular action or ability. You cannot treat a creature as an ally unless they allow you to do so. You are always your own ally. You can assign this term as you wish, though a creature can never be treated as both an ally and an opponent for purposes of a single instance of the same effect.

However, some abilities specify that they only affect, or are only triggered by, other allies - such as the Reprisal ability you quoted above.

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