So true. But some concepts can be massaged into the rules - if you want. Others, like GM assigning situational DMs are something the rules allow for. And there are things totally not covered by the rules - it's part of role playing and up to the GM to decide how they want to handle it.mr31337 wrote:You can, of course, make up any rules you wish about 'snapshots', however, none of what you propose is in the RAW, so they'd just be house rules.
Even the proposed snapshot is a bit of a shoehorn.
For example, one could even go so far as to allow a snapshot with no -DM!
So why not a snapshot attack as a minor action skill check? Certainly lpulling a trigger is less full attention and complex physical action than the minor action example of bending down andThe Referee may permit a character to perform a skill check or other
action as a minor action if the use of the skill does not require the
character’s full attention or complex physical actions.
or say there is no such thing as a snapshot becausePicking something up off the ground
The already basic attack action is clearly designated as a significant action.The most common significant action is an attack. The basic attack
action is trying to injure a foe with a melee attack or a ranged weapon.
As far as timing - the rules on timing already put both the minor and major action in the 1-6 second time frame so you are not really changing timing per the rules as written.
I'm not attacking your snapshot - I do like your reasoning, but I feel there needs to be some balance.