By David Baldacci
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Add the Bulk penalty of a gun or the Holdout penalty of a melee weapon, along with any modifier for your holster. Success means the first strike with that weapon will be hard to see coming: -2 to target’s defense. Ensuing attacks won’t surprise anyone. Playing Dead: This is a free action at any time: Fall down, drop your weapon, and stop moving. Whenever the GM thinks an enemy may decide to make sure you’re dead, he’ll roll a secret Quick Contest: Acting vs. the higher of the enemy’s IQ or Perception.
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On his turn, he can listen to your shouts – or ignore you! If he listens, roll against Observation and treat it as a complementary skill roll for his attack rolls this turn. Reroll each turn. If multiple people try to advise him, he chooses whose advice to take, and only that person may roll. STANDOFFS Action-movie fights often start with a standoff. In a standoff between two gunmen in combat, resolve the situation using the turn sequence (p. B363). The faster gunman takes his turn first, shooting if his weapon is ready or he can Fast-Draw it, or taking a Ready maneuver otherwise.