Since there is a defense test against indirect area of effect spells, as pointed out in How do Indirect Area of effect Spells interact with Counterspelling?, I wonder how that exactly works out. Grenades work rather simple with a throwing weapons + agility (3) test without any opposed roll. Now since there is an opposed roll with indirect spells I have a few questions:
- Is there one opposed roll or multiple ones? I would assume everyone who is affected would get one but that leads to question 2.
- Does the opposed roll affect scatter? Since this is now an opposed Roll im not certain if the (3) refers to hits or net hits. If it refers to net hits and everyone affected gets a defense roll then how is scatter calculated?
- What happens to the hits of the defender? Do they only stage damage down? Do they affect scatter? What happens if the defender scores net hits?
- Assuming the opposed roll affects scatter: Does a person get a defense test if the person is not in the affected area initialy but gets into it through scatter? Does this defense test affect scatter again? I'm asking mainly because this could lead to an extreme chain of dice rolling and really weird results.
- A very special case: Since indirect area of effect spells have a defense test but grenades do not how does the [Element] Grenade spell work? I would assume like a grenade since it says range touch but I'm honestly not sure. You can find it on page 17 of Shadow Spells.
An example would be highly appreciated especially if it includes counterspelling.
Edit1: Added the special case of the grenade spell.