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Samantha




3rd Dec 2021, 8:42 AM

I was trying to figure out what each roll was about.

The first three rolls appear to be an attack roll (miss/block), another attack roll (miss/block), and a grapple roll.

A Perception/Spot roll?

A Balance roll?

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Otaku

Otaku




3rd Dec 2021, 11:58 AM

I'm largely ignorant of 3.5/Pathfinder mechanics, so I was going to suggest some sort of Health (Constitution?) roll. The one RPG* I still remember how to play** has such a mechanic. After taking enough damage, you roll to avoid passing out from your injuries: by the minute if you can mostly sit and focus on not passing out, but by the second for something like combat.*** Taking enough damage beyond this point is when you start rolling to avoid dying due to injury.

Nope! I am pretty sure we either saw Dory botch a defensive roll (do those exist in 3.5/Pathfinder?) or Broggy just rolled a nat 20 while Dory was caught flatfooted. Well, whatever the term is for when your character doesn't get their full defensive properties due to bad footing.

*GURPS
**Not necessarily competently
***Combat rounds are one second long in GURPS.

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Halosty45

Halosty45




3rd Dec 2021, 2:22 PM

It is indeed called Flat-footed. Though a majority of times people say 'flat-footed' it's usually just when someone is denied their dexterity bonus. Flat-footed implies the latter, but not everyone who is denied dexterity is flat-footed. This matters for certain things.
In the case of balancing in 3.5, however, you are indeed flat-footed while balancing (unless you have 5+ ranks in the skill). If you are balancing on something and take damage, you have to make another roll to see if you keep your feet.

Generally there aren't defensive rolls in 3.5, but the rolls could reasonably be those several attacks we see clashing.

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Otaku

Otaku




3rd Dec 2021, 6:51 PM

Thanks, Halosty45.

I was thinking of the dexterity bonus, but that's because my 20-year-old memories of D&D mean I remember having to roll and beat someone's AC (armor class?) and that there were various bonuses that went into it.

Pretty sure you identified what the "mystery" roll was: Dory took a hit while on a patch of thick wax so... he going down. XP

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