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                             Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
                                       Laws FAQ:
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1@. Contact Info
    2@. Special Thanks
    3@. Explanation of Ranking System
    4@. Punishments
    5@. Law Cards
    6@. Format
    7@. List of Laws
    8@. Version History
    9@. Legal Stuff
    
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                                   1@. Contact Info:
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    I welcome any questions, comments, suggestions, or corrections. This faq is not
    complete, so if you know of any laws or any other bits of information that are 
    missing be sure to send them to me at oipl@adelphia.net. I'll add them in, and 
    add you to the special thanks section.
    
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                                    2@. Special Thanks:
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    SquareEnix - For bringing FF back to Nintendo
    J Dogg - For letting me use his Equipment List faq as a source. Be sure to 
             check it out.
    Ben L. - For submitting info on: Dmg. 2 Enemies, Charm, Color Magic,
             Elementals, Wind, Gunmanship, Skills, Techniques, Corner, Target All, 
             and Target Area.
    Seph Hexen - For submitting info on color magic.
    MysicalMoon - For suggesting a section on Law Ranks.
    Smashnuke - For submitting info on: Skills, Techniques, Dmg. 2, Status, Law
             Cards, NoClr Magic, punishments, as well as law conflict.
    Yeshaih - For submitting info on: Charge, Spirit Magic, Gunmanship, Dmg2: 
             Animals, Healing, as well as some minor grammar corrections.
    M. Karpa - For submitting info on spirit magic.
    L. Engelsman - For submitting info on all the weapon laws.
    T. Lin - For submitting info on punishments and Copycat.
    Omnipota - For helping clear up copycat for everyone.
    Dave - For submitting info on Soul.
    Reptile Tim - For suggesting the addition of the main character warning to
             "Punishments".
    Keir - For confirming status changes.
    Jesse M. - For info on Monster run, AP fine, and status change.
    Zairlmakai - For info on Monster run.
    Steven M. - For confirming status change.
    Matt - For confirming status changes.
    Nikos S - For confirming status changes.
    Angel - For confirming status changes.
    NuType51 - For confirming status changes.
    MagicalChimpanz - For confirming status changes.
    SeanTheHatGuy - For info on Monster Run.
    Rob I. - For info on Monster Run.
    Everyone who suggested I add a law card explanation.
    
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                           3@. Explanation of Ranking System:
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    I've gotten feedback saying that some people are confused by the ranks of each
    law. They're not quite sure what ranks mean. First of all, each law is ranked
    from R1 to R6. The penalty for breaking an R6 law is immediate red card. The 
    penalty for breaking an R1 law is a yellow card. Now, the difference in ranks
    comes in through at the end of the engagement. The higher ranked the law, the 
    stiffer penalty you'll have to pay at the end of the engagement. This can be 
    anywhere from the confiscation of Gil, Items, or Cards, to the forfeiture of
    the rewards that you would have recieved for winning the egagement. I plan on
    listing possible penalties for each rank as soon as I can, so keep checking
    back.
    
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                                    4@. Punishments
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    I'm listing as many punishments as I could find. If you know of one I left out, 
    please email me:
    
    Note:*=Unconfirmed
    
    Card Fine - Confiscate Card(s).
    EqpItem Fine - Confiscate Equipped Item(s)
    Gil Fine - Confiscate Gil.
    Item Fine - Confiscate Item(s).
    Status Changes - Random stat will be reduced permanantly.
    Monster Run - Random monster freed from monster bank.
    Volunteer - Forfeit of reward.
    Empty Handed - Unequips all units' weapons.*
    AP Fine - A mastered ability's AP reduced, will need to be relearned.*
    
    WARNING - If the main character gets a red card, instant game over. Sorry. 
    Also if you bring him to prison to get pardoned, you will spend the time in 
    the prison. In other words, you won't be able to let him sit there while you
    adventure. You get to stick around and watch him stew.
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                                     5@. Law Cards:
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    Many people have sent me email asking about how to use law cards and some 
    suggested that I explain how in my faq, so, I guess I will. To use law cards, 
    obviously, you need to be at a point in the story where they are available to 
    you and you can't be fighting in a jagd. During a battle, during one of your 
    units' turns, press "B". This puts you into select mode, where you can check 
    the stats on units and such. Once here, press "Start". This brings up a menu 
    with many options, one of them being "Law Cards". Select law cards and you'll 
    be shown the laws that are currently affecting the battle. While here, press 
    "A" and you be able to choose from a list of card that you have. Just remember 
    that light cards add laws, dark cards remove laws.
    
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    Name(Rank): - The Name and (Rank) of the law.
    
    "Game explanation." - How the game describes the law. Basically, what you have
    to do before you are either rewarded or penalized.
    
    My explanation. - What I feel is a clearer explanation, based on personal
    experimentation.
    
    Recommended: What is recommended when this law is forbidden.
    
    Forbidden: What is forbidden when this law is recommended.
    
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                                   7@. List of Laws:
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    Addle (R4):
    "Addling"
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using causing "Forgetfulness" to a unit.
    Recommended: Stop
    Forbidden:
    
    Aim (R2):
    "'Aim' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using any of the archer's "Aim" abilities.
    i.e. (Boost, Blackout, Burial, etc...)
    Recommended: 
    Forbidden: Steal
    
    Berserk (R2):
    "Driving berserk."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for causing a unit to go berserk.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Confuse
    
    Bind (R2):
    "Immobilizing/disabling."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for imobilizing or disabling a unit.
    Recommended: Slow
    Forbidden:
    
    Blades (R3):
    "A blade hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a blade.
    (i.e. Sweep Blade, Shadow Blade, Sun Blade, etc...)
    Recommended: Rods
    Forbidden:
    
    Broadswords:
    "A broadsword hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a broadsword.
    (i.e. Samson Sword, Falchion, Predator, etc...)
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Spears
    
    Call (R3):
    "'Call' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using an animist's "Call" ability.
    (i.e. Catnip, 100% Wool, Sheep Count, etc...)
    Recommended: Sharpshoot
    Forbidden:
    
    Charge (R3):
    "'Charge' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a Mog Knight's "Charge" ability.
    Recommended: Chivalry
    Forbidden:
    
    Charm (R3):
    "Charming."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for charming an enemy unit.
    Recommended: Confuse
    Forbidden:
    
    Chivalry:
    "'Chivalry' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a paladin's "Chivalry" ability.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Charge
    
    Color Magic (R5):
    "White, black, red, or blue magic."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using any magic that's associated with a 
    color.
    Recommended: Missle
    Forbidden: Fight
    
    Confuse (R1):
    "Confusing."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for confusing a unit.
    Recommended: Berserk
    Forbidden: Charm
    
    Control (R2):
    "'Control' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a beastmaster's "Control" ability on a 
    monster.
    Recommended: Morph
    Forbidden: Morph
    
    Copycat (R6):
    "Mimicking action of previous unit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing the same action as the preceding 
    unit. If the preceding unit waited, or moved and waited, than no action is
    considered performed.
    Recommended: Ganging Up
    Forbidden:
    
    Corner (R5):
    "'Corner' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using an assassin's "Corner" ability.
    (i.e. Last Breath, Nightmare, Rockseal, etc...)
    Recommended: Target Area/Prayer
    Forbidden: 
    
    Dark:
    "Dark actions/A-abilities, Dark weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing dark actions or A-abilities. This 
    does not include using dark weapons.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Holy
    
    Defend (R3):
    "'Defend' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a defender's "Defend" ability.
    Recommended: Hunt
    Forbidden: Hunt
    
    Dmg2: Animal  (R6):
    "Offensive actions against a monster."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for offensive actions against enemies.
    Recommended: Status
    Forbidden:
    
    Elementals (R5):
    "'Spirit Magic' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a Elementalist's "Spirit Magic" ability.
    Recommended: Time Magic
    Forbidden: Frog/Time Magic
    
    Fight (R2):
    "A successful 'Attack.' Abilities are not penalized."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using the "Fight" command.
    Recommended: Color Magic
    Forbidden:
    
    Fire (R1):
    "Fire actions/A-abilities, Fire weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing fire actions or A-abilities. This 
    does not include using fire weapons.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden:
    
    Frog (R4): 
    "Frogshaping."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for changing a unit into a frog.
    Recommended: Elementals/Petrify
    Forbidden: Frog
    
    Ganging Up (R3): 
    "Using a combo, Only the initiating unit is rewarded/penalized."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing a combo. Only the unit that begins 
    the combo is rewarded or punished.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Copycat
    
    Greatswords (R2):
    "A greatsword hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a greatsword.
    Recommended: Rapiers
    Forbidden: Rapiers
    
    Gunmanship (R4):
    "'Gunmanship' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a gunner's "Gunmanship" ability.
    (i.e. Iceshot, Confushot, Silenshot, etc...)
    Recommended: Summon
    Forbidden:
    
    Haste (R6):
    "Imbuing with 'haste.'"
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for causing haste to a unit.
    Recommended: Slow
    Fobidden:
    
    Healing (R6):
    "A-abilities that heal HP."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for restoring a unit's HP.
    Recommended: Status
    Forbidden:
    
    Holy (R5): 
    "Holy actions/A-abilities, Holy Weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing holy actions or A-abilities. This 
    does not include using holy weapons.
    Recommended: Dark
    Forbidden:
    
    Hunt (R5): 
    "'Hunt' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a hunter's "Hunt" ability.
    Recommended: Defend
    Forbidden: Defend
    
    Ice (R1):
    "Ice actions/A-abilities, Ice weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing ice actions or A-abilities. This 
    does not include using ice weapons.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Ice
    
    Instruments (R3):
    "An instrument hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with an instrument.
    Recommended: Knightswords
    Forbidden:
    
    Items (R2):
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    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using the "Item" command.
    Recommended: Dark
    Forbidden:
    
    Katanas (R4):
    "A katana hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any katanas.
    Recommended: Maces
    Forbidden:
    
    Knives (R1):
    "A knife hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any knives.
    (i.e. Jack knife, Kris knife, Khukuri, etc...)
    Recommended: Sabers
    Forbidden: Sabers
    
    Knightswords (R5):
    "A knightsword hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with knightswords.
    (i.e. Defender, Apocalypse, Lionheart, etc...)
    Recommended: Instruments
    Forbidden:
    
    Knuckles (R4):
    "A knuckles hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any knuckle 
    weapon.
    Recommended: Soul
    Forbidden:
    
    Lightning (R1):
    "Lightning actions/A-abilities. Lightning weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing lightning actions or A-abilities. 
    this does not include using lightning weapons.
    Recommended: Wind
    Forbidden: Wind
    
    Maces:
    "A mace hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any mace weapon.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Katanas
    
    Missle (R2):
    "A Bow/greatbow/gun hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with any projectile 
    weapon.
    Recommended: Swords
    Forbidden: Color Magic
    
    Morph (R5):
    "'Morph' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a morpher's "Morph" ability.
    Recommmended: Control
    Forbidden: Control
    
    Petrify (R5):
    "Petrifying"
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for petrifying a unit.
    Recommended: Frog
    Forbidden: Frog
    
    Poison (R1):
    "Poisoning"
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for poisoning a unit.
    Recommended: Bind
    Forbidden: Protect/Slow
    
    Prayer:
    "'Prayer' A-abilites."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a white monk's "Prayer" A-abilities.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Corner
    
    Protect (R1):
    "Imbuing with 'Protect'"
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting "Protect" on a unit.
    Recommended: Poison
    Forbidden:
    
    Rapiers (R2):
    "A rapier hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a rapier.
    Recommended: Greatswords
    Forbidden: Greatswords
    
    Rods:
    "A rod hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a rod.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Blades
    
    Sabers (R5):
    "A saber hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a rod.
    Recommended: Knives
    Forbidden: Knives
    
    Sharpshoot:
    "'Sharpshoot' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a sniper's "Sharpshoot" ability.
    Recommended: Call
    Forbidden: Call
    
    Shell (R1):
    "Imbuing with shell."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting shell on a unit.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden:
    
    Silence (R1):
    "Silencing."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting silence on any unit.
    Recommended: Addle
    Forbidden:
    
    Skills (R6):
    "'Skill' A-abilities. (ex: 'Ninja Skill')"
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using skills.
    (i.e. Ninja Skill, Sagacity Skill, etc...)
    Recommended: Techniques
    Forbidden: Techniques
    
    Slow (R3):
    "Slowing a unit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting slow on a unit.
    Recommended: Poison
    Forbidden: Bind/Haste
    
    Soul (R5):
    "A soul hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a soul weapon.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Knuckles
    
    Spears (R3):
    "A spear hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a spear.
    Recommended: Broadswords
    Forbidden:
    
    Status (R6):
    "Causing status ailment."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for causing status ailments to a unit.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Healing
    
    Steal (R3):
    "'Steal' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a thief's "Steal" ability.
    Recommended: Aim
    Forbidden:
    
    Stop (R5):
    "Stopping a unit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for casting stop on any unit.
    Recommended: Silence
    Forbidden:
    
    Summon:
    "'Summon' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a summoner's "Summon" ability.
    Recommended:
    Forbidden: Gunmanship
    
    Swords (R1):
    "A swords hit."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for successfully attacking with a sword.
    Recommended: Staves
    Forbidden: Missle
    
    Target All (R5):
    "A-abilities affecting the entire field."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using attacks that take up the whole screen.
    (i.e. Totema, Illusionist skills, etc...)
    Recommended: Target Area
    Forbidden: Target Area
    
    Target Area (R4):
    "A-abilities with area effect of 2+ panels."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using attacks that take up 2+ squares.
    (i.e. Most magic, Breaths, etc...)
    Recommended: Target All
    Forbidden: Target All/Corner
    
    Techniques (R6):
    "'Tech' A-abilities. (ex: 'Combat Tech')"
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using techniques.
    (i.e. Dragon Tech, Monk Tech, Fighter Tech, etc...)
    Recommended: Skills
    Forbidden: Skills
    
    Time Magic (R4):
    "'Time Magic' A-abilities."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for using a time mage's "Time Magic" ability.
    Recommended: Elementals
    Forbidden:
    
    Wind (R4):
    "Wind actions/A-abilities. Wind weapons are not rewarded/penalized."
    You'll be rewarded/penalized for performing wind actions of A-abilities. This
    does not include wind weapons.
    (i.e. Aero, Air Render, etc...)
    Recommended: Lightning
    Forbidden: Lightning
    
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                                  8@. Version History:
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    Version 0.75 (9/16/03)
     -This is the first draft.
     -Setup basic layout and listed as much information as I could find.
    Version 0.80 (9/18/03)
     -Added Wind, Gunmanship, Skills, Techniques, Corner, Target All, Target Area,
      Charm, Dmg. 2 Enemies.
     -Added "Explanation of Ranking System" section
     -Corrected a few spelling errors.
     -Updated "Special Thanks" section.
    Version .85 (9/24/03)
     -Added "Punishments" section.
     -Made submitted corrections.
     -Updated "Special Thanks" section.
    Version .90 (10/21/03)
     -Added many new laws.
     -Updated "Special Thanks" section.
    Version .95 (11/3/03)
     -Added Law Cards.
     -Updated "Special Thanks" section.
    Version .98 (1/27/04)
     -Yeah, yeah. It's been a while.
     -Added several new laws.
     -Updated "Punishments" section with some new and confirmed punishments.
     -Revamped look of FAQ from traditional style. Personally, I feel Version 
      histories and legal stuff are boring. Besides, special thanks are to people 
      who really helped me out.
     -Also made searching FAQ easier with @.
    
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                                    9@. Legal Stuff:
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    This file is Copyright (c)2003 Steve Ross. All rights reserved. This file may
    not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It 
    may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without
    advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a
    part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of 
    copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned 
    by their respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
    

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