See also: Actions in Combat
A Standard Action is usually the most important Action you'll take in a round, and it often consists of some sort of attack- swinging a Lightsaber, firing a blaster, throwing a punch, hurling a Grenade, and so on. You can perform one Standard Action on your turn.
A Standard Action could be any one of the following:
- 1 Attack with a Melee Weapon
- 2 Attack with a Ranged Weapon
- 3 Aid Another
- 4 Attack an Object
- 5 Charge
- 6 Disarm
- 7 Fight Defensively
- 8 Grab
- 9 Grapple
Attack with a Melee Weapon[edit | edit source]
With a Melee Weapon, you can strike any target in a square you can threaten. Small and Medium characters threaten the squares adjacent to them. Bigger creatures may threaten a larger number of squares, as defined by their Reach (See Reach below).
Two-Handed Melee Weapons[edit | edit source]
When you wield a Melee Weapon two-handed, add double your Strength bonus (If any) to the Damage. This higher Strength modifier does not apply to Light Weapons (Weapons smaller than your size).
Improvised Melee Weapons[edit | edit source]
Sometimes objects not crafted to be weapons can be used: chairs, bottles, crates, and so on. Because these objects are not designed for such use, characters who use Improvised Melee Weapons are treated as not proficient with them and take a -5 penalty on their attack rolls. The GM determines the size and Damage dealt by an Improvised Weapon.
Attack with a Ranged Weapon[edit | edit source]
With a Ranged Weapon, you can throw or shoot at any target within your Line of Sight if there are no obstructions (Including other characters) between you and the target. The maximum Range or a Ranged Weapon depends on the weapon used.
A Ranged Weapon can attack a target at Point-Blank, Short, Medium, or Long Range. If you make a Ranged Attack against a target within the weapon's Point-Blank Range, you take no penalty on the attack roll; your penalty on attack rolls increases to -2 at Short Range, -5 at Medium Range, and -10 at Long Range.
Improvised Thrown Weapons[edit | edit source]
Sometimes objects not crafted to be weapons can be thrown in a dangerous manner: small rocks, vases, pitchers, Lightsabers, and so forth. Because these objects are not designed for such use, characters who use Improvised Thrown Weapons are treated as not proficient with them and take a -5 penalty on their attack rolls. The GM determines the size and Damage dealt by an Improvised Weapon.
Aid Another[edit | edit source]
As a Standard Action, you can aid an ally's next Skill Check or Attack Roll, or you can interfere with an enemy's attacks.
Aiding a Skill Check or Ability Check[edit | edit source]
You can help another character achieve success on their Skill Check or Ability Check by making the same kind of Skill Check or Ability Check in a cooperative effort. If you roll a 10 or higher on your check, the character you are helping receives a +2 bonus on their own check. You can't Take 10 on a Skill Check or Ability Check to Aid Another.
Aiding an Attack Roll[edit | edit source]
In combat, you can Aid Another character's Attack by forcing an opponent to avoid your own Attacks, making it more difficult for them to avoid your ally. Select an opponent and make an Attack against a Reflex Defense of 10. If you succeed, you grant a +2 bonus on a single ally's next Attack Roll against that opponent.
Suppressing an Enemy[edit | edit source]
In combat, you can distract or interfere with an opponent, making their Attacks more difficult. Select an opponent and make an Attack against a Reflex Defense of 10. If you succeed, that opponent takes a -2 penalty on its next Attack Roll.
Attack an Object[edit | edit source]
Sometimes you need to Attack an Object such as a door, a control console, or a held weapon, either to destroy it or bypass it. An unattended, immobile Object has a Reflex Defense of 5 + its Size Modifier. If you hit it, you deal Damage as normal. However, an Object usually has Damage Deduction (DR), which means that any attack that hits it has its Damage reduced by the indicated amount. (Lightsabers ignore an Objects Damage Reduction.) An Object reduced to 0 Hit Points is Disabled. If the Damage that reduces the Object to 0 Hit Points also equals or exceeds the Objects's Damage Threshold, the Object is destroyed instead.
Like characters, Objects become increasingly debilitated if they take a lot of Damage at once. If an Object takes Damage from a single attack that equals or exceeds its Damage Threshold, it moves -1 step on the Condition Track. An Object that moves -5 steps on the Condition Track is Disabled.
Held, Carried, or Worn Objects[edit | edit source]
A Held, Carried, or Worn Object is much harder to hit than an unattended Object, and has a Reflex Defense equal to 10 + the Object's Size Modifier + the Reflex Defense of the holder (Not counting Armor Bonus or Natural Armor Bonus, if any).
Multipart Objects[edit | edit source]
Very large Objects have separate Hit Point totals for different sections. For example, you can break the window of an Airspeeder without destroying the whole speeder.
The Right Weapon for the Job[edit | edit source]
The GM may determine that certain weapons just can't deal Damage effectively to certain Objects. For example, you will have a hard time breaking open a blast door with a Cesta or cutting a cable with a Club. The GM may also rule that certain Attacks are especially successful against some Objects. For example, it's easy to sheer or ignite a curtain with a Lightsaber.
Strength[edit | edit source]
All Objects have a Strength score that represents their innate ability to bear weight (See Encumbrance). An Object supporting weight in excess of its Heavy Load moves -1 step along the Condition Track immediately, and another -1 step each round on the same Initiative count. If an Object is supporting weight in excess of twice its Heavy Load, it is immediately Disabled.
Breaking an Object[edit | edit source]
When you try to break something with sudden force rather than dealing regular Damage, use a Strength check to determine whether you succeed. The DC depends more on the construction of the item than on the material, but it is usually equal to 15 + the Object's Strength modifier. Attempting to break an Object is a Standard Action. If the Object has moved down the Condition Track, apply the condition penalty to the Object's break DC.
Object Statistics[edit | edit source]
|OBJECT||DR||HIT POINTS||DAMAGE THRESHOLD||STRENGTH (BREAK DC)|
|Fine (Comlink)||-||1||5||1 (10)|
|Diminutive (Datapad)||-||1||5||1 (10)|
|Tiny (Portable Computer)||-||2||5||1 (10)|
|Small (Storage Bin)||2||3||6||4 (12)|
|Medium (Desk)||5||5||10||10 (15)|
|Large (Bed)||5||10||20||10 (15)|
|Huge (Conference Table)||10||10||35||20 (20)|
|Gargantuan (Small Bridge)||10||20||55||40 (30)|
|Colossal (House)||10||20||85||80 (50)|
|Tools and Weapons|
|Computer Console||-||5||10||10 (15)|
|Weapon, Tiny (Hold-Out Blaster Pistol)||5||2||10||10 (15)|
|Weapon, Small (Blaster Pistol)||5||5||12||15 (17)|
|Weapon, Medium (Blaster Rifle)||5||10||15||20 (20)|
|Weapon, Large (Heavy Blaster Rifle)||10||10||17||25 (25)|
|Weapon, Huge (E-Web Repeating Blaster)||10||20||30||30 (30)|
|Mesh Tape||-||1||15||20 (20)|
|Liquid Tape||-||2||19||28 (24)|
|Binder Cuffs||10||20||25||40 (30)|
|High Security||10||120||30||50 (35)|
|Ultrahigh Security||20||150||35||60 (40)|
|Metal Bars (2 cm thick)||10||30||25||40 (30)|
|Permacrete Wall (30 cm thick)||10||150||30||50 (35)|
|Metal Wall or Hull (15 cm thick)||10||150||35||60 (40)|
|Wooden Door (5 cm thick)||5||25||10||10 (15)|
|Metal Door or Airlock (5 cm thick)||10||50||30||50 (35)|
|Blast Door (50 cm thick)||10||750||40||70 (45)|
|Paper (Flimsiplast, Durasheet)||-||1|
|Rope (Synthetic, Liquid Cable)||-||1 per cm of thickness|
|Soft Plastic (Synthmesh, Synthleather)||-||1 per cm of thickness|
|Glass (Duraplex, Plastex)||-||1 per cm of thickness|
|Ice or Delicate Crystal||-||1 per cm of thickness|
|Ceramic (Ceramisteel)||-||1 per cm of thickness|
|Hard Plastic (Duraplast, Plasteel)||2||2 per cm of thickness|
|Wood (Synthwood, or any Natural Variety)||5||5 per cm of thickness|
|Light Metal (Transparisteel)||5||5 per cm of thickness|
|Stone (Permacrete, Ferrocrete)||10||5 per cm of thickness|
|Metal (Durasteel, Quadanium Steel)||10||10 per cm of thickness|
|Heavy Metal (Duranium, Lanthanide)||10||15 per cm of thickness|
|Exotic Metal (Neutronium, Mandalorian Steel)||20||20 per cm of thickness|
Charge[edit | edit source]
As a Standard Action you can move your Speed (Minimum 2 squares) in a straight line, and then make a Melee Attack at the end of your movement. You gain a +2 competence bonus on your Attack Roll, but take a -2 penalty to your Reflex Defense until the start of your next turn. You cannot Charge through low objects or squares occupied by opponents (Allies do not hinder your Charge), and Charging through Difficult Terrain costs twice as much per square as normal. You cannot Tumble during your movement as a part of a Charge. After you resolve a Charge Attack, you can take no further Actions this turn (Although other Actions can be taken prior to the Charge).
Disarm[edit | edit source]
As a Standard Action, you may attempt to Disarm an opponent, forcing them to drop one weapon (Or object) that they are holding.
Making a Disarm Attack[edit | edit source]
Make a normal Melee Attack Roll against your opponent, who gets a +10 bonus to their Reflex Defense during this Action. If your opponent is holding the weapon with more than one hand, you take a -5 penalty on your Attack Roll to Disarm them, per additional hand grasping the weapon.
If the Attack succeeds, your opponent is Disarmed. If you successfully Disarm your opponent with an Unarmed Attack, you can take the Disarmed weapon (Or object). Otherwise, it falls on the ground at your opponent's feet (Inside their Fighting Space).
If your Disarm Attack fails, your opponent can immediately make an Attack of Opportunity against you (See Attacks of Opportunity below).
Improved Disarm[edit | edit source]
If you have the Improved Disarm Feat, you get a +5 bonus on your Melee Attack Roll to Disarm an opponent, and your opponent doesn't get to make any Attacks of Opportunity against you if your Disarm attempt fails.
Ranged Disarm[edit | edit source]
If you have the Ranged Disarm Talent, you can attempt to Disarm your opponent with a Ranged Attack. If the Attack fails, your opponent doesn't get to make any Attacks of Opportunity against you.
Fight Defensively[edit | edit source]
As a Standard Action, you can concentrate more on protecting yourself than hurting your enemies. You can take a -5 penalty on your Attack Rolls and gain a +2 dodge bonus to your Reflex Defense until the start of your next turn. If you choose to make no Attacks until your next turn (Not even Attacks of Opportunity), you gain a +5 dodge bonus to your Reflex Defense until the start of your next turn.
Acrobatics[edit | edit source]
Grab[edit | edit source]
See also: Grappling 101
As a Standard Action, you can make a Grab Attack. A Grab Attack is treated as an Unarmed Attack, except that it doesn't deal Damage and you take a -5 penalty on the Attack Roll. You can only Grab an opponent up to one size category larger than yourself, and only one opponent at a time.
Until it breaks the Grab, a Grabbed creature takes a -2 penalty on Attack Rolls unless it uses a Natural Weapon or a Light Weapon. Additionally, it cannot Move until it breaks the Grab. Breaking the Grab is a Standard Action, and automatically clears one grabber per character level. (The grabbed creature chooses which grabbers it clears if there are any left over.)
Grapple[edit | edit source]
See also: Grappling 101
A Grapple Attack is an improved version of the Grab Attack (See above). You can only make a Grapple Attack (A Standard Action) if you have a Grappling Feat (Such as Pin or Trip). You can only Grapple an opponent up to one size category larger than you, and only one opponent at a time.
A Grappling Attack is treated as an Unarmed Attack (See Unarmed Attacks below) except that it deals no Damage. If the Grappling Attack hits, you and the target immediately make opposed Grapple checks. A Grapple check is:
If your check result equals or exceeds the target's check result, the target is Grappled.
Alternatively, if you are armed with a Light Weapon, you may deal Damage with that weapon if you win the opposed Grapple check; no Attack Roll is necessary.
Size modifiers for Grapple checks are as follows: