Labels: battle, battle stats, actions, attack

Any conflict in Late Legends can be described as a battle. A battle is the moment when all players have to be on edge and ready to fight (or role-play) their Legends out of the battle to stay alive. There are some rules for battles to make the turn order and action order clearer.

At the start of battle

This is the moment all players place their tokens on actions cooldowns and skill cooldowns (the starting numbers are underlined). Late legends uses a hexagonal battle map format. The storyteller will place everyone on that map and might allow minor changes from the players. Legend are ready for battle if the players can confirm the following:

  • A class sheet with both cooldowns readied
  • A legend sheet with filled in core stats, abilities and battle stats
  • Keep in mind that a legend needs at least 1 current health to be conscious. The current health of the legend is higher then 0.
  • A position on the battlemap

Turn order

The turn order per round can be handled in one of two ways, chosen by the storyteller: Grouped turns - the storyteller separates the turns of the players from the rest. This means that if a player gets a turn, all of the players may act. The players still have the freedom to decide the turn order each turn. After all the players have got their turn, the storyteller will change the rounds and give the players another turn when he/she sees fit. Narrated turns - the Storyteller focuses more on narrating the actions of the other characters. After this the storyteller will give an amount of turns to all the players. If the storyteller gives two turns, that means that only two players make take a turn, even if the party consists of eight legends. In this situation it is possible to create more tense moment, where four legends are in danger, but only two get an opportunity to act. The players will have to think a bit more strategically in narrated turns. It can make a battle way more difficult to predict, but it also makes it more of a team effort and a more engaging battle overall. Though it is pretty hard to pull off the first time for the Storyteller, it can be very interesting for a longer story.