Why the increased movement distance for Aim vs. the existing version?
Overall shift towards readiness to manage more contemporary conflicts and a 'run and gun' paradigm (or at least gun and scuttle
). Aim RAW is also kinda weak even as an available-to-all default combat action. Giving up an attack to gain a +1 on other attacks which you lose if your target more than twitches is an iffy trade.
I believe there are LtI feats whose benefits include increasing the existing 5' distance. This starts to break those if used in conjunction, and I don't see the underlying reasoning.
If they don't already allow for greater motion than 15' per round, they can likely be tweaked pretty easily. Tracking cascade effects in official rules is challenging enough. Some LtI stuff just won't match up as written.
I find the use of Resolve vice Sense Motive an interesting choice. Re-reading Resolve I see the appeal, though Resolve (Wis) might be better than Resolve (Con)? Frankly, it's just nice to see more uses for Resolve.
Finding more uses for Constitution was on my mind, but Wisdom may be better. (It'd be Determination in new pie, an attribute which exists pretty much specifically to catch things in the gap between those two attributes)
Fwiw to anybody, the roll20 initiative tracker lends itself well to this -- adjusting the current initiative value of a character/mob on the fly (possibly multiple times) without changing their position is trivial. Then, at the end of the round, re-sort. Ties can be dragged up or down as needed. I think trying to do this by hand would be a bit of book keeping??
Some, but I think the changes will actually be a bit less frequent than seeing them all in one place implies and that should keep the book keeping only slightly more demanding than the baseline system.
I can see the tactical benefits of going last/later in the initiative track (assuming I'm still alive
). Then my attempts to ebb another character's initiative would dominate, until I dragged them down to my level.
If just looking at it inspires tactics... then it's working
(Finally, not to be nit-picky, but you might want to capitalize the use of aim when talking about the action, just as you've done with Sense Motive and Distract?)
Good eye. Fixed.