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For questions primarily about combat, the systems used in roleplaying games to resolve conflict through violent means, often to the death of one or more characters. Combat often involves several subsystems that determine whether harm is inflicted (to-hit) and the extent of that harm (damage).

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How can I construct/modify conflict resolution to make player tactical skill a primary determining factor in combat?

While I find FATE 2.0's conflict resolution system satisfying for many purposes, one area where it frequently falls short is in highly-detailed combat. If I'm expected series of highly detailed one-on-...
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What happens when Armour Level equals Penetration Level exactly?

I have the original version of Ghost Ops (which uses Fudge dice), not the Savage Worlds version or the OSR version. This question is about that original version, but if you think the rules in one of ...
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How does "hold action" work in EABA?

For EABA ("End All Be All" game system), you can "hold action" (page 8 of the quickstart rules) to act preemptively to a specific trigger (e.g. shoot if they try to shoot). How ...
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Do weapon-based qualities always have to be used with the weapon that triggers them?

There are several qualities in the game that relate to specific weapon categories, most notably the "[weapon category] Fighter I-III" line. Some of these are pretty clear in that their ...
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Do NPCs get free attacks only on total Bullet Time failure or also on partial failure?

I have the original version of Ghost Ops (which uses Fudge dice), not the Savage Worlds version or the OSR version. This question is about that original version, but if you think the rules in one of ...
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Reach in Hackmaster

The rules for Hackmaster state that reach is calculated as five feet plus reach (p. 223). I am assuming this should be considered four feet for shorter races (as per their lesser reach as listed in ...
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Can CMD be aided, directly and/or by aiding AC?

Can one Aid another's CMD? Let's look at two possible ways, and then a twist. 1. Can one aid CMD directly? Aid Another lists several uses, of which CMD isn't one of them: If you succeed, your friend ...
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