[Runequest] RQ3 strike rank questions

David Smart jurrubin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 00:12:26 EST 2010

On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Wayne Shaw <shaw at caprica.com> wrote:

> At 03:38 PM 7/5/2010, you wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have two questions about the AH (Deluxe) RQ3 rules that I would like to
>> ask:
>> 1. How long does it take a knocked-down (via knockback etc) character to
>> stand back up? I have been using 3 SR but can't find the actual number
>> anywhere.
> I don't think its spelled out, but that's what we used too.

It's spelled out somewhere 'cause that's what I've been using since I first
remember using it 'way back in the early 80's. Maybe in Chaosium's RQ2?

>  2. In the "Melee Activities" section of the Combat chapter of the RQ3
>> Players Book, there is a strike rank calculation example: "Tostig is wounded
>> on melee strike rank 4. His player immediately declares that Tostig is
>> changing his Statement of Intent (costing 3 strike ranks) and will begin
>> casting a Healing 4 spell. The spell will require 7 strike ranks to cast
>> (Tostig's DEX strike rank modifier plus 1 per magic point in the spell). The
>> spell will take effect on strike rank 1 of the next melee round."
>> Is this calculation correct? It seems to me the spell would go off on SR 4
>> of the next round (starting at SR 4, +3 for changing Statement of Intent, +7
>> for the actual casting).
> I've forgotten if RQ3 had 10 or 12 strike rank rounds, but that's messed up
> either way.
RQ3 used 10 SRs which equaled 12 seconds.
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