Blaque

12-05-2013, 06:01 AM

Hey peeps,

I was trying to clarify something elsewhere and found that there was a bit of a dispute on Chain Lightning and whether the arcs after the initial target will be able to loop back to that initial target. Spell text:

A model hit by Chain Lightning suffers a POW 10 electrical damage roll:DmgType-Electric:, and lightning arcs from that model to d6 consecutive additional models. The lightning arcs to the nearest model it has not already arced to within 4" of the last model it arced to,ignoring this model. Each model the lightning arcs to suffers a POW 10 electrical damage roll:DmgType-Electric:.

The thread here was closest that I could find:

https://privateerpressforums.com/showthread.php?35843-Chain-Lightening&highlight=chain+lightning+original

The argument I feel is that the answer is "yes" since the initial target is a possible "...nearest model it has not already arced ti wthin 4" of the last model arced to..."

However, the thread describes the term use of "additional models" as a limit in itself. Since the leaps are determined consecutively, would the initial model be able to become an additional model for purposes of the spell, or would the use of the term "additional model" strictly read as "not the original target, ever" for determining arcs?

I have always played it in the first interpretation being importat, but the latter clause feels important to look at.

And stuff.

I was trying to clarify something elsewhere and found that there was a bit of a dispute on Chain Lightning and whether the arcs after the initial target will be able to loop back to that initial target. Spell text:

A model hit by Chain Lightning suffers a POW 10 electrical damage roll:DmgType-Electric:, and lightning arcs from that model to d6 consecutive additional models. The lightning arcs to the nearest model it has not already arced to within 4" of the last model it arced to,ignoring this model. Each model the lightning arcs to suffers a POW 10 electrical damage roll:DmgType-Electric:.

The thread here was closest that I could find:

https://privateerpressforums.com/showthread.php?35843-Chain-Lightening&highlight=chain+lightning+original

The argument I feel is that the answer is "yes" since the initial target is a possible "...nearest model it has not already arced ti wthin 4" of the last model arced to..."

However, the thread describes the term use of "additional models" as a limit in itself. Since the leaps are determined consecutively, would the initial model be able to become an additional model for purposes of the spell, or would the use of the term "additional model" strictly read as "not the original target, ever" for determining arcs?

I have always played it in the first interpretation being importat, but the latter clause feels important to look at.

And stuff.