Ice mace and chain

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Ice mace and chain

Post by FrozenVomit » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:53 pm

Ice mace and chain p.278 PG

« is harried(p.388) until he frees himself at the end of the following round. »

1st: Does the target can still run at me and hit me if he is harried?

2nd: Does the target need to do an action to free himself? In other word; does he lose his standard action freeing himself?

3th: If the spell is cast with 2 sucess and now the duration is 6 rounds. The target is harried 6 round or it takes 6 round to free himself????

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Re: Ice mace and chain

Post by Mataxes » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:18 pm

"Harried" does not prevent movement. It applies penalties to tests, as well as Physical and Mystic Defense ratings (Player's Guide, pg 388).

"Frees himself" is probably not the appropriate term. "Is freed" (as a result of the ice melting) is more applicable, since there is no test given to remove the binding chains. The longer duration for extra successes does mean it takes longer for that to happen.
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