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    Default Re: Class and Level Geekery XVIII - Everyone's an Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Yanisa View Post
    Turn has a 3.5 term, which is different from the AD&D term. Turn:

    You can also do a find (CTRL-F) on the actions in combat page.

    For completion sake, round:



    Oddly, the 5.0 quote I found sums up it best:



    It must have been weird to go from "a Turn is 10 rounds and takes 600 seconds" to "a turn is part of a 6 second round".
    I have no idea if this applies to the rest of AD&D/2e, but in Baldur's Gate I & II a single turn was 10 rounds, each of which (supposedly) lasted 6 seconds. Aaaand now I'm having flashbacks to Chant always wearing off too early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yanisa View Post
    It must have been weird to go from "a Turn is 10 rounds and takes 600 seconds" to "a turn is part of a 6 second round".
    Indeed. And now I want to see comic 12 again, with "turn" thrown in for good measure.

    🎶 To everything, turn, turn, turn
    (and that's not even mentioning the everyone's-actions-in-10-minutes and single-person's-action-in-six-seconds variations... let alone the dictionary variants like "turn evil", "turn around", "turn a page", and several others)
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    Quote Originally Posted by arimareiji View Post
    Indeed. And now I want to see comic 12 again, with "turn" thrown in for good measure.

    🎶 To everything, turn, turn, turn
    (and that's not even mentioning the everyone's-actions-in-10-minutes and single-person's-action-in-six-seconds variations... let alone the dictionary variants like "turn evil", "turn around", "turn a page", and several others)
    Something like:

    "Yes, it's the start of my turn!"
    "Wait, why are you getting a whole turn?"
    "Because I rolled highest in initiative. I will take an attack action."
    "You are going to spend 10 rounds for a single attack action?"
    "No I'm going to make a full round attack. Durkon, you are up next."
    "No' I will turn undead!"
    "It's not the turn of the undead yet."
    "How is everyone getting so many rounds?"
    "We are still in the first round."
    "Huh?!"

    "How much crap do we have to go through on a daily basis because no-one at TSR double check the length of a turn in between switching editions?"

    It basically writes itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yanisa View Post
    Something like:

    "Yes, it's the start of my turn!"
    "Wait, why are you getting a whole turn?"
    "Because I rolled highest in initiative. I will take an attack action."
    "You are going to spend 10 rounds for a single attack action?"
    "No I'm going to make a full round attack. Durkon, you are up next."
    "No' I will turn undead!"
    "It's not the turn of the undead yet."
    "How is everyone getting so many rounds?"
    "We are still in the first round."
    "Huh?!"

    "How much crap do we have to go through on a daily basis because no-one at TSR double check the length of a turn in between switching editions?"

    It basically writes itself.
    Afaik we don't have a Blackwing icon, so I beg your indulgence and imagination. (^_~)

    (beat)
    *whispers* "I get the feeling we should leave, even if we have to turn invisible."
    "Concurred. Who knows how long this may go round in circles."
    "Ok, see you around."
    "I assure you, it will be longer than that."
    "We should go, before this takes a turn for the worse."
    "Okay, so it'll take a turn. But is that part of a round, or ten?"
    *raises a single finger* (beat)
    "Yes." *walks away before the temptation to cast Fireball becomes too great*

    Fwiw, I don't blame the people who did the switch... "turn" as a term for "ten rounds" never made much sense to me, even beforehand. The best choice really might have been "Let's just swap it to the most obvious definition, and hope everyone forgets quickly".

    Edit: Adding Blackwing, thanks to Fyraltari's help (^_^)
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    Quote Originally Posted by arimareiji View Post
    (Afaik we don't have a Blackwing icon, so I beg your indulgence and imagination. (^_~))
    Looking for a picture of an OOTS charcter to use in your post? Have you tired checking the first post of the Number of Charcter Appearances thread? It might just be the thing you need.

    Here ya go:
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    Default Re: Class and Level Geekery XVIII - Everyone's an Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Looking for a picture of an OOTS charcter to use in your post? Have you tired checking the first post of the Number of Charcter Appearances thread? It might just be the thing you need.

    Here ya go:
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