On Minions - I never had an issue with the PCs making one attack against all minions, but the reverse was a bit confusing to me - as a GM when my Tusken snipers made one collective attack as a group, I was a little unsure about how to build my die pool --- I boosted the attack dice by upgrading a proficiency die for each additional group member beyond the first, calculated range as difficulty --- but some of my players were prone, others had cover, yet others had suffered conditions that should give my Tuskens a boost die on their attack…
So with each PC as an individual target requiring varied, unique dice pool modifications - I was unsure what to do. Certainly we could adjudicate that any boost and setback dice could cancel each other out, but it still seems odd and unbalanced to calculate - am I missing something? I'm all for the elegance of speeding up play, giving the PCs some fodder to toy with, etc. Nobody likes watching their GM roll for a group of four NPCs. (In other games I sometimes let players roll just to keep em busy and engaged.)
Am i missing something on how to handle minion groups? Also I thought Minions/Henchmen don't get skills, but they seem to have skill ratings. Apologies if this has been covered or if I'm way off base.
The thing with Minions is they only get those skills if they're acting as a unified group, treating them as a single entity that is allowed one maneuver and one action each round with a Wound Threshold equal to the combined total of each individual minion.
So for your Tusken Snipers, they only get to use their listed skill ranks in if you put at least two of them into a minion group. and they'd only get to attack one of your PCs on their turn, and whatever status effect (prone, cover, etc) is on the targeted PC would apply, while the status effects on the non-targeted PCs are ignored for that minion group.
Now, if the Tusken Snipers are attacking as individuals, they can each target a separate PC, but don't get the benefit of their skills.
It's kinda hard to explain, but hopefully the above helps clarify things at least a little.