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Old January 19th, 2021, 08:57 PM
Originally Posted by mamastoast View Post
Hi, my group is currently playing shadowrun for the first time and I'm having some questions with regards to the Control Actions spell. I'm used to DnD 5e where spells give very detailed mechanic explanations to how they work, so they lack of detail in this spell leaves me confused.
I think the problem here is that the spell in the rulebook doesn't give any more information. HL can't include detail that wasn't already made available. Try a Shadowrun forum to see if anyone else has asked/answered this question. One of the Magic sourcebooks might give a bit more info on Manipulation spells too.

Personally: Since its a sustained spell, I'd assume the target acts on their turns. It's more powerful than Control Thoughts because you aren't influencing an action - you are making them do exactly what you want them to do.

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