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    Is a character's swimming speed now equal to 1/2 Athletics (instead of 1/2 Swimming)? For Aquatic races, do they just move at their full land Pace instead (as opposed to twice their Swimming skill)? If so, how would you make a race that moves faster underwater than on land (previously, an Aquatic race could have a Swimming Pace as high as 12)?

    Tangentially, is Athletics now used for foot Chases in lieu of Agility, or is that unaffected by this change?

    EDIT: Thinking on it, can Acrobat add to Athletics rolls for "acrobatic" maneuvers as well? What kind of rolls is Athletics inappropriate for, other than reflex-based Agility rolls?
    Last edited by DoctorBoson; 01-25-2018, 08:27 PM.
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    Originally posted by DoctorBoson View Post
    Is a character's swimming speed now equal to 1/2 Athletics (instead of 1/2 Swimming)?
    Yep, just replace Swimming with Athletics.

    Originally posted by DoctorBoson View Post
    For Aquatic races, do they just move at their full land Pace instead (as opposed to twice their Swimming skill)?
    Well, it wasn't "twice Swimming skill" just equal to the Skill, and yep, per Aquatic, a member of the race "moves at his full Pace underwater."

    Originally posted by DoctorBoson View Post
    If so, how would you make a race that moves faster underwater than on land (previously, an Aquatic race could have a Swimming Pace as high as 12)?
    Per the Race Generator, "If you wish to include an ability we haven’t listed here, simply assign it a value inspired by the following examples."

    Originally posted by DoctorBoson View Post
    Tangentially, is Athletics now used for foot Chases in lieu of Agility, or is that unaffected by this change?
    There's nothing in Flash Gordon about such a change.

    Originally posted by DoctorBoson View Post
    EDIT: Thinking on it, can Acrobat add to Athletics rolls for "acrobatic" maneuvers as well?
    Again, it's not in Flash Gordon, so up to the GM.

    Originally posted by DoctorBoson View Post
    What kind of rolls is Athletics inappropriate for, other than reflex-based Agility rolls?
    Whatever the GM feels falls under the description, "physical skills such as climbing, jumping, balancing, skiing, swimming, throwing, and catching. It also covers skills that require eye-hand coordination and managing core strength to perform bodily maneuvers."
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