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    Thanks Celestian, that was it! Wasn't working when I rolled initiative from character sheet but once I had PC in CT it worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free Sky Days View Post
    1) allow multi-class fighter PC's (i.e. Fighter/Druid) to Weapon Specialize?
    Yes. I'm aware of no other instance were multiclassing outright removes a classes trait (indeed: for fighters, this is their *only* trait (unless you count henchmen starting at 9th))

    2) subtract dexterity reaction adjustment from initiative rolls?
    Not exactly, but I do use it to improve weapon speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celestian View Post
    2) Nope. Not sure where that came from. By the book it's an adjustment to surprise.
    Extrapolated from an old AD&D 1e rule concerning initiative and missle weapons: "The Dexterity Attacking Adjustment is for missile firing considerations when initiative is considered. It adjusts the initiative die roll for the concerned individual only. Thus, it may well allow the concerned individual to discharge a missile prior to the opponent's attack even though the opponent has gained the initiative otherwise or vice versa. More important, this factor also gives the individual a 'to hit' penalty or bonus when discharging a missile at an opponent."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRevocateur View Post
    Extrapolated from an old AD&D 1e rule concerning initiative and missle weapons: "The Dexterity Attacking Adjustment is for missile firing considerations when initiative is considered. It adjusts the initiative die roll for the concerned individual only. Thus, it may well allow the concerned individual to discharge a missile prior to the opponent's attack even though the opponent has gained the initiative otherwise or vice versa. More important, this factor also gives the individual a 'to hit' penalty or bonus when discharging a missile at an opponent."
    Yup, I am not sure why it became a blanket "everything gets dex adjustment" and not just missile and when using adjustments. That also was when missiles had their own phase as well.
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