Actions in CQ StoryHammer games are resolved in order of speed. To sequence actions, each round is split into speed stages. These stages are labeled as Q (for Quick), R (for Regular), or S (for Slow). This is also known as QRS Sequencing.
When players announce their actions, the Narrator will categorize the action’s speed. All Quick actions are resolved first during the Q stage of a round. Regular actions are resolved next during the R stage and Slow actions are resolved last during the S stage of the round.
Actions are resolved simultaneously during their respective stage. For instance, all Quick actions are resolved at the same time, and their effects may impact characters who have yet to act.