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Tybbs Bdwin

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So tonight there was some confusion about free falling with an anti-grav chute. I looked it up when I got home and this is what is says about it, in the 2nd paragraph.

"Characters equipped with an anti-grav chute take no damage or strain from falls. The speed of the fall also decreases significantly once the anti-grav chute activates, which means reaching the ground can take multiple rounds." Sons of Fortune page 103

So looking at this and thinking on the actions the characters took, I feel that while you are free falling and when the anti-grav chute activates, you are basically are stuck in limbo especially if you cannot do anything ranged, so therefore losing your action until you land.

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Dalia Kerns

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You are correct a grab chute would take multiple rounds as it is a slow falling chute.
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Aetrion

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My question would be why you can't activate it when you're close to the ground, like a real parachute. 

Also, what does a grav belt do then?
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Keep in mind that a chute takes time to open and deploy. If you activate the chute too low to the ground the less time it has to slow you down thus you may still suffer falling damage. If a player wanted to wait a pilot planetary check with challenge dice may be warranted as it is dangerous.

As for the Grav Belt it was meant to have been pulled from the book. After consulting with Sam Stewart he said it was meant to have the same effect as the chute hence why it was pulled. He said make up your own rule for the grav belt.

Some grav belt ideas is that it affects gravity levels allowing you to ignore the negative effects of high and low gravity environments. Other options are to be used like the grav chute but without slow fall and a check required on a failure a fall occurs. Perhaps grav belt allows you to do more Jedi like leaps.

Legends of the Galaxy has not officially ruled on what he Grav Belt is and leaves it up to the GM to decide.
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