This may sound like a odd question to ask but I researched the book and I could not find a definitive answer.
- Can a character move after taking their standard action?
Here what I found on my research:
Player's Guide, Page 373:
- Once the Initiative order has been determined, the characters declare the specific (things) they intend to use.
After all characters have resolved their actions, the round ends.
During each combat round, a character can take one Standard action and any number of Simple actions.
Each round, a character can freely move a distance up to his Movement Rate.
A character can perform one Standard action per combat round.
Player's Guide, Page 375:
- Apart from his Standard Action, a character can perform a variety of Simple actions during a combat round.
Free actions are usually part of other actions a character takes, enhancing them.
Starting with the highest Initiative result, characters perform their declared actions, one at a time, until all characters’ actions have been resolved.
Each character’s actions are resolved before the next character acts.
Player's Guide, Page 386:
- A character uses part of his movement to approach a target, make an attack, then uses the rest of his movement to move away. Use of the Splitting Movement combat option causes the character 1 Strain. A character who uses this option is Harried.
In ED3, moving up to your movement rate was considered a simple action. The new rules state characters can move freely. Whether this is now a simple to fee action to perform does not matter to this question.
Here is an example of the issue:
- The character starts the round in close combat with an opponent.
On his initiative step, he make an attack with a standard action.
Since the standard action has now been resolved is his turn now over?
Can he continue to use a non-standard action to move away from the opponent?
Can this only be done with the Splitting Movement combat option?
The character is not Splitting Movement because no movement was performed before the standard action was used.