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An "extended action" is one where multiple rolls are made to represent progress on a complicated and involved task. Success or failure is not binary; rather, it is measured over time, with chances for near-misses and sudden breakthroughs.

An "extended action" is one where multiple rolls are made to represent progress on a complicated and involved task. Success or failure is not binary; rather, it is measured over time, with chances for near-misses and sudden breakthroughs. Systems with extended action mechanics use them to build tension and mitigate the effects of swingy rolls.

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