At the table, Farid describes an encounter. Emma looks eager for blood.
Farid: Your rivals corner you in a dark alley. The time for diplomacy is over, roll initiative!
Emma: Finally, a real fight where my powers can shine!
In the game, Tash and Emma stand against a bunch of enemy vampires. Tash has a knife out, ready to attack. Emma’s axe is at rest, and she’s considering.
Tash: I attack with my knife.
Emma: Hang on, I’ve got a bunch of extra actions from my Celerity to figure out.
At the table, Tash and Farid watch as Emma plans her actions.
Emma: Let’s see, I could start with a Tackle, then save one for a Dodge, then a Sweep, oh, and I’ve got to put a Kick in there, but does that leave me any time to hit things with my axe?
In the game, the enemy vampires have grown board. Tash looks at Emma with irritation as Emma makes notes on a pad of paper.
Tash: Emma, you gonna be ready soon?
Emma: Just a sec, I don’t have enough actions so I need to plan.
At the table, Farid looks exasperated, Tash is amused as Emma looks up from her calculations.
Tash: Most of us manage fine with just one action.
Emma: The more you have, the more you realize you could be doing!