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The Sage’s Answers, Part 16

The week comes to an end and we’re answering five more questions. Since Cody will be out of the office on Monday, we won’t be posting then. The Sage’s Answers will return on Tuesday.

Just to remind everyone, here we’ll be answering questions players and GMs have asked about The Witcher TRPG with the goal of turning them into an errata and updating the book down the line.

Cody Pondsmith, our line developer, will be answering five to ten questions each time we post. We’re going to shoot for either every weekday or every other weekday, schedules allowing, and when there’s going to be longer breaks, we’ll try our best to let you know in advance. We’ll be posting each The Sage’s Answers on our blog, our Facebook, and on the r/WitcherTRPG subreddit. On our blog, I’ll be tagging each entry with “sagesanswers” to make them easy to find.

Aapo Toivonen asks…

Is the penalty you get cumulative when making extra attacks? IE. The first extra attack is 3 stamina and a -3 to hit. If I make another is that again 3 stamina and -3 to hit or 3 stamina and -6 to hit or 6 stamina and -6 to hit?

Cody answers…

Hey, Aapo! By using the Extra Action Rules on page 151 you can take one extra action per turn. You cannot make multiple extra action on the same round (with the exception of defense). We’re making this clearer in the book.

Aapo Toivonen asks…

Does monsters damage resistance work against magic? Does armor piercing negate a monster’s resistance to anything not silver/meteorite?

Cody answers…

A monster’s resistance to non-silver weapons does not apply to magic. The armor piercing quality of weapons cannot bypass a monster’s resistance to non-silver weapons. It does bypass normal Damage Resistance the monster might have.

For example, a golem only takes half damage from piercing and slashing weapons. It has piercing/slashing DR. Against a non-silver sword, the damage would first be halved (for the non-silver), then halved again (for the piercing/slashing DR). If the sword had armor piercing, the damage would only be halved once (for the non-silver).

Aapo Toivonen asks…

Do attacks made with magic, ranged weapons or thrown weapons get bonus damage from somewhere like melee gets damage bonus from your body stat?

Cody answers…

Ranged and magical attacks don’t get any bonus damage the way melee attacks do. Most magical attacks are balanced out by extra effects that they have and most ranged attacks are balanced by the incredibly high range you can use them from.

Aapo Toivonen asks…

I think the attack modifier called “Target dodging” should be renamed to Target actively dodging or something similar. We ran into this when opponent was using dodge skill to avoid an attack but the description for this in the combat section does not include the -2 that the attack modifier table has. After a bit of rereading the rules we figured out that this -2 comes from the actively dodging action. To avoid this confusion I think it should be renamed in the modifier table.

Cody answers…

I agree. We’ll change that in the table.

Aapo Toivonen asks..

Is the SP for tent correct on the cover SP table? It gives as much SP as a wooden wall. I find this a bit silly.

Cody answers…

I agree! That isn’t accurate. The wooden wall should be an SP: 10, the same as a wooden barrel or cart.

Have a good weekend and keep your swords sharp!

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