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April 2023

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A battle screenshot from Final Fantasy IV. The party is lined up vertically on the right and faces Scarmiglione who has summoned three undead on the left. The ATB gage is visible in the battle menu below.

The Active-Time Model

ATB (or active-time battle) is a time-based alternative to initiative turn order for combat encounters. I’ve taken a stab at adapting some of the things I love most about it for active-time play in turn-based games.

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