I ran my first session of The Pit of Kutallu last night, and it was a blast! I really like the way that combat flows in this system. I’m still wrapping my head around the rules, so there are some things that I’m a little foggy on.
One of my players was fighting two slavers and he hit the first one with his shield and triggered an effect. The shield has the Knockdown quality, so he knocked the first one down. Fair enough. He then decided to spend Momentum to hit the next guy with the “Secondary Target” spend. All that one says is that the secondary target is “affected” by the attack and suffers half of the damage from the initial attack, but my question is do effects transfer to the second target? Should they both have been knocked down from the same effect roll?
At the time I ruled that he wouldn’t because the rule only explicitly says that he takes damage. I couldn’t find anything one way or the other in the rules. I’m kind of hung up on the phrase, “also affected by the attack.” Does that mean that both enemies should have been knocked down by a single effect roll? Would he have to roll two effects, spending one to knock down the first guy, then using the other to knock down the second one? Thanks for any clarity you can provide!