can be entered with a move action
and started with a second move action
. An exception is noted in a vehicle's description when it applies.
There are two options for determining initiative
in vehicle combat
. First, is individual initiative
just as in normal combat
, where each character rolls separately. This is probably the best method if most or all characters are aboard the same vehicle, but it can result in a lot of delayed or readied actions as passengers wait for drivers to perform maneuvers. An alternative is to roll initiative
for each vehicle, using the vehicle's initiative
modifier. This is particularly appropriate when characters are in separate vehicles
, since it allows everyone aboard the same vehicle to act more or less simultaneously.