Mike and I are having a rollicking good fight over here, but I’ve bumped into a rules interpretation I’d like to discuss further without clogging up that thread.
Okay…I’ve scripted an Advance, my opponent has scripted an Observe. It is a Versus test, but the specifics of Advance and Observe make the logic of this transaction read kind of funny. Here are the relevant paragraphs.
So I believe it works like this:
The Observer rolls against the Advancer. The Observer’s Ob is the Advancer’s roll: If the Observer beats the Advancer’s roll, the Advance is stopped, period. EDIT: And the Observed unit is now a target for Direct Fire and whatever else requires prior observation.
The Advancer, however, does not roll against the Observer! Instead, the Advancer’s Ob is based on the P value of the position – to move into a P1 position, I need to get 1 success. However, the roll must also beat the Observer’s roll.
My interpretation is that the Observer and the P are not cumulative; they’re two comparisons against one roll. The Advancer has to beat them both sequentially to succeed. Correct or have I misread (again!) something vital?