As Beck was dropping back he was removing the stick of dynamite from his belt and lighting it. ..
It's actually three things: shouldering your rifle, withdrawing a stick of dynamite, and lighting it all in that time, while taking a dozen steps backward. Hmm... Okay, I suppose that's feasible.
Beck can throw the dynamite in the surprise round. After the surprise round, he doesn't get to fire a weapon. Instead, he's withdrawing a firearm during that round.
Jones can fire during the Surprise Round and the First Round.
And just because I like to keep things as complex as possible, here's what we'll do...
The success of the dynamite throw will effect how many Revenants are caught in the blast.
3/DX=6 3/DX-3=7 3/DX-4=8 Missed Throw=5
After that, how many then get tripped by the rope?
Unbeknownst to you (or maybe not), lurking in the shadows is the Hoodoo Man, who's actually controlling these horrors. He sees what you've done, and is trying to urge his charges to leap over the rope.
This will be a roll I make (and just to keep things on the up-and-up) the Hoodoo Man has an IQ of 13.
3/IQ=Half the remaining revenants avoid the rope (rounded-up) 3/IQ-3=60% avoid 3/IQ-4=70% avoid Failed Check=30%
All right. You can go ahead and make your roll(s), and I'll follow suit. You can post it on the Prologue board.
Vlad Barron, I present the following just for the sake of debate...I posit that in the given environment (grassland), visibility (night) and location (inches off the ground) of the trip line that the Hoodoo Man must be quite close to be able to see it. Also please consider that the line was placed before Beck announced the Seekers presence. In my mind I would expect that the Hoodoo Man was focused on the ruckus at the house. When the shooting started he would have seen one man shooting and one running back towards the shooter's position. If the Hoodoo Man was close enough to spot Jones before he placed the trip line, then there should have been a chance that either or both of the Seekers might have spotted him as well, especially since they surveyed the scene before starting any actions.
(So your honor (Is that the proper way to address the GM who holds the positions of Judge, Jury and Executioner?), how persuasive is my argument? )
Vlad, let's say Gar wanted to shoot at more than one target in his three bullet spurt per round from the Gatling pistol. What would the mechanic be for such shots (I'm assuming he would have prior knowledge of this).