Surprise is a common event even when one is aware of an enemy. Sometimes a character is unprepared for an incoming attack-perhaps they are surprised or hesitated. To check for surprise or in a similar situation the unsuspecting character rolls Reflex against a TN based on how alert the character was. Table 4.1 suggests guidelines-the Seneschal has the final say.

Failure indicates that no action can be taken until next round. Success even one-means that you may defend (or attempt to buy initiative).

Ref TN Alertness
5 Purposely standing with no stance (perhaps to invite an attacker)
7 Aware of opponent - Victim of a cheap shot or you hesitated
10 Unsuspecting or inattentive
13 Blindsided!
rules/surprise.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/03 23:30 (external edit)
 
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