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    Sneak Attack

    Hmmm... I could have sworn I'd seen this somewhere before but now I can't seem to find it.

    How do I add Sneak Attack to my character sheet?

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    On the Actions tab, bottom right, Edit List, Add Power
    Call it Sneak Attack, right-click and add a damage amount by dragging the 2d6 (or whatever) onto it, add damage type.
    Click the red heart to apply the damage to the selected target. Enjoy the effect!

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    Fantastic! Thanks buddy

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    Another way to do this: Add a power as El Condoro says above but instead of making it damage add it in as an affect. Right click and in the description add the following [Sneak Attack; DMG: 1d6] without the brackets. In targeting/expenditure change the target to Self and the Expend to On next roll. When making the sneak attack drag the effect onto your character before making the damage roll. When you make the damage roll this will add the extra damage to the roll. The benefit of using this method is that FG will use the damage type of the weapon when applying the sneak attack damage. This is useful if you are using different weapons which have different damage types. So your rogue could have a melee weapon doing slashing damage and a ranged weapon doing piercing damage. If you set up the sneak attack like El Condoro suggests then you will need to make sure that you add a line for each of the possible damage types otherwise the extra damage could be incorrect.

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    Good one. Thanks for that.

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    Yeah, that's probably a good approach. My rogue only uses piercing weapons so the approach I use works every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Condoro View Post
    Yeah, that's probably a good approach. My rogue only uses piercing weapons so the approach I use works every time.
    The reason I prefer using an effect instead is because it's just one roll then, plus Criticals will correctly double the dice.
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    Resistances and vulnerability work right as well if you use an effect. However, I actually usually do both dice and an effect so if I do forget the apply the effect before rolling you can still just roll the dice to add the damage since crits and resistance/vulnerability are relatively rare.

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    I just tell my players to remember the effect next time. They've got to learn.





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