Hi! I’m actually going to try playing sometime soon! (Bought the corebook yesterday). For some reason I can’t post a new topic, so pardon the threadjack. I have a rules question… (here’s my copy-pasta from the topic I couldn’t get started )
Hi! Bought the Liminal Corebook yesterday (I love The Rook by Daniel O’Malley and this setting is absolutely in line with it) and am looking forward to running the game.
Regarding Going Defensive, the rule says a player can make an Athletics Skill Test to halve their damage. What is the player testing against? If they have Athletics 3, I understand it would be a 2d6+3–are they rolling against the opponent’s Melee?
So if I understand this correctly (assuming the player is in battle with a creature):
Creature rolls 2d6+(whatever bonuses) against the players Athletics/Melee(whichever is higher); assuming the creature connects for damage, the player would then do their Going Defensive roll.
Because the player was Going Defensive, the player then rolls their Athletics against the attacking creatures Melee/Athletics?
Thanks in advance.