An analog adventure game for nice people · By Highland Paranormal Society
When a PC attacks a NPC monster, and said monster knows a spell, is it simply up to the GM to decide if they deal damage back, or retaliate with the spell? Thinking Flowerfolk in Primeval Holt (they know Sprout).
It's up to the GM really. I always try to give PCs a chance to react to avoid any damage. I would make a spell a separate roll from combat generally.
Maybe rate the NPC's casting ability as 6 Feeble, 8 Mediocre, 10 Skilled, 12 Masterful?