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There are no rules for delaying actions and similar in this game system. Personally, if anyone were so eager to stick together that they'd have to move and re-engage every turn I'd just skip the part about spending a manoeuvre to engage. One of them moves up to, say, medium range on his turn, and then the other follows and does the exact same thing on his turn, ending up at Engaged range from one another at the end.

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I was just thinking there are obvious reasons why characters would want to move and remain engaged (Bodyguard talent, medical care, short-ranged Force powers)

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I was just thinking there are obvious reasons why characters would want to move and remain engaged (Bodyguard talent, medical care, short-ranged Force powers)

I would consider it a “flavor” thing in my game, and if both parties said that they wanted to stay at “Engaged” range throughout their respective moves, so long as they started and ended at the same relative distance, then I would allow them to be at Engaged range throughout.

But your GM might feel differently.

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With talents like Bodyguard there's no mechanical reason for the two to stay together. The initial Bodyguard manoeuvre stays in effect until the character's next turn; they can run in completely opposite directions and the effect will still last until the character acts again. Of course, if they want to continue applying it they'd need to re-engage every so often.

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I want to add because it seems to me that maybe you missed it, but there is no need to "engage" friendly characters. The engagement rules are made for combat or hostile situation where engaging or disengaging might mean you might get hit by melee (this simulates the attacks of opportunity from DnD). So in this case, if both your characters want to move to the same place then there is no need in another maneuver to engage. If what you meant is being engaged for other talents then yeah, there are none, but as suggested there is no reason not to interpret it as if staying engaged.

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OK, here's another question and follow-up question, I just asked and got a very quick response from Sam on:

 

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On Feb 12, 2017, at 2:21 PM,  Tramp Graphics Wrote Rules Question:
I've got a quick (or not so quick) question regarding Battle Meditation, namely about an aspect of the power, as it was originally conceived, that the version in F&D lacks; namely the ability to turn enemies against one another. This, of course is what we see Nomi Sunrider do in the original Tales of the Jedi comics, to first save her daughter from a pair of Hssiss, and later drive off a band of pirates. In the orgininal WEG suppliment for TotJ, this aspect was one of two ways to use Battle Meditation, In the D20 game, it was a Force Skill called Battle Influence which required the Battle Meditation Feat to use. So the question how do I accomplish this aspect of Battle meditation in this system and why wasn't it included as an upgrade for the actual Battle Meditation power?
Sam Stewart Responded:
This sounds like a function of the Influence power, and I would use Influence to accomplish it.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Sam Stewart
RPG Manager
Fantasy Flight Games

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On Feb 12, 2017, at 2:37 PM, Tramp Graphics wrote:

 

OK, how? What upgrades would you use since there is no vocalizations, Nomi just visualizes her enemies fighting one another and moments later that visualization becomes reality. 
 
Sam Stewart Wrote:
 
 
I would suggest you use the Influence control upgrade that allows you to manipulate the emotions of others to incite them into rage against their friends. Some of this is also up to your GM, of course, and as always, it may have unexpected consequences in gameplay!
 
Also, keep in mind that there is a great deal of material in the Legends portion of Star Wars concerning things people can or cannot do with the Force. Some of it may not be covered because there is simply too much material to realistically represent in a single game (even an extensive one). Some of it may also not be represented because it’s Legends, and no longer accurately represents Star Wars canon. However, if there’s something that you wish to accomplish in your game that the rules don’t enable, bring it up with your GM! I’m sure the two of you can work out a mutually agreeable solution that’ll let you and your group have fun at the table.
 
Hope this helps!

 

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