In the Storyteller and Storytelling systems, actions are those things a character is trying to do. Generally actions are resolved with a dice roll to determine if they were accomplished successfully or not.
Types of actions include:
- reflexive actions - instantaneous, do not require a roll
- contested action - requires two character to compete against each other
- extended actions - requires multiple rolls over a period of time
During combat, a single action takes 1-3 seconds (a full round) to complete.