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Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:05 pm
  

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Every now and then I notice spells in Rifter that refer to "instant actions". I understand the use of "instant" when it refers to the duration of spells like fireball, but is there such a thing now as an "instant action"? I assume it's something just in Rifter, as I can't seem to find mention of it in any of my rulebooks. If so, what are the exact rules of an instant action? All the ones I've seen as being instant actions so far seem to be powers that augment something - such as an attack roll. For example, some spells that give you a bonus to hit with one attack. So, I assume that these are part of the action itself and don't use an actual melee attack?


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 Post subject: Re: Instant actions
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:15 pm
  

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RainbowDevil wrote:
Every now and then I notice spells in Rifter that refer to "instant actions". I understand the use of "instant" when it refers to the duration of spells like fireball, but is there such a thing now as an "instant action"? I assume it's something just in Rifter, as I can't seem to find mention of it in any of my rulebooks. If so, what are the exact rules of an instant action? All the ones I've seen as being instant actions so far seem to be powers that augment something - such as an attack roll. For example, some spells that give you a bonus to hit with one attack. So, I assume that these are part of the action itself and don't use an actual melee attack?


I think people are adding words when they don't need to. I suggest dropping "action" off of every spell that has it, and you should be good in the overwhelming majority of cases.


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 Post subject: Re: Instant actions
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:04 pm
  

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Maybe tell us where some examples of these 'spell in the Rifter' are.......

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