Running Combat

When running combat as a Game Master you have two objectives:

  1. To remove the Player Character resources.
  2. To challenge the Player Character.

You should avoid any automatic kills or disables, focusing instead on using the games tools to chip away at resources like Armour Integrity.


  • If a character must perform back to back actions, like if they are the only enemy in the fight you should, if possible, make sure they do a different action against a different target.
  • If the players are winning or severely losing feel free to adjust the current Overwhelming Odds.
  • Don’t attack, or try to kill Defeated Player Character. Even a blood thirsty monster might start dragging them back to their layer instead of focusing on killing an incapacitated creature. Similarly an intelligent or spiteful monster may try to use a wounded player as a bargaining chip to escape.