Disclaimer: We use RM2 in the German version which came out in the 90ies through Laurin and then Queen Games. From what I read on wiki this seems to be almost the same as RMC, but my nomenclature might be off as I'm freely translating this from German.
Rules on combat, magical and other actions often times refer to "a character can do [something], but will then only have X% of his actions for the rest of this round." However, I never really understood what this properly means for the actions of the character in this round...
For example (if I remember the numbers correctly):
When a character casts an instant-time spell (one that doesn't need any preparation) the character is left with 50% of his actions for this combat round.
What does "having X% of ones actions" actually mean in terms of:
- attacking (using offensive bonus),
- active defence, i.e. parry using part of ones offensive bonus (and the passive defence bonus) to block/weaken an incoming attack,
- other maneuvers like jumping/running/riding a horse/... ?
Could the above character for example still attack, but with only 50% of their total offensive bonus?