Remote Running (3.5e Feat)
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Remote Running [General]
You have learned how to control your animated narrowboat from a distance.
Prerequisite: Int 14+, Run the Boat ability
Benefit: You gain the ability to use your Run the Boat ability at a distance. You only need to be within 60' of your target craft to animate it. Wrestling control over a boat that another River Gypsy is trying to control initiates an opposed will save, each Gypsy adds their River Gypsy level to their roll to determine the winner.