Kanaris wrote:TorgHacker wrote:Greymarch2000 wrote:If a character is restrained (from a grapple or other effect) on their turn they "must only attempt to break free". The question then becomes can they still perform an Active Defense in response to an enemies attack? If done in response it wouldn't be "on their turn" and what would the ramifications be? They don't get to try to escape on their turn?
They cannot make an Active Defense.
That makes sense to me - hard to see what defense you could maintain while already restrained. However, the RAW prohibits a restrained person from taking any other actions at all. I can envisage a few other things that a restrained person might be able to do even while restrained - taunt, trick, psionic powers. Is this one of those rule simplicity things where creating exceptions is more trouble than its worth?
If I’m restraining someone, I’m not letting them even talk to Taunt or Trick. And if they try to use Psionics, I’m twisting their arm to break their concentration.
I don’t know that creating exceptions even makes logical sense, let alone complicating things.