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RE: martial arts


Author:

Tom Cantine

Time:

08.02.2003 04:36

Text:

> If you roll lower than the MA skill, but fail the weapons
> test, your general expertise kicks in and saves the day,
> and the situation is solved as if the weapon skill
> succeeded.

That's not such a problem at the lower skill levels, where for example someone with a Martial Arts 18% picks up a flail for the first time and manages to use it successfully. The problem is when the Martial Arts skill improves too much beyond the bare minimum; then there is NO advantage in training or practicing any other weapon. If you have Martial Arts 60%, and you have 20% with quarterstaff, a skill check in quarterstaff is virtually useless, and you will improve MUCH more quickly in quarterstaff by just practicing Martial Arts for 60 hours. A high Martial Arts skill simply becomes your basic attack skill for any weapon, essentially rendering other skills irrelevant.

I'm very much persuaded by Peter's point in the other thread, indicating that Martial Arts is a knowledge skill, not manipulation or agility.


>If you roll lower than both the MA skill and the
> weapon skill, you apply a table where several types of
> advantages are listed, such as Extra action, more damage,
> good line-up for next round, getting a grapple lock on the
> opponent, disarming him, unbalancing him, etc. All outcomes
> have a "defencive twin" that counts if it was a defensive
> move you succeeded in.

Sounds like a lot of work, almost on a part with creating a new gaming system from scratch. Not that that's a bad thing; new game systems are always interesting. I've devised a couple myself...



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Bjorn Are Stolen 06.02.2003 19:52  
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Tom Cantine 08.02.2003 04:36  
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Bjorn Are Stolen 08.02.2003 17:00  
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Peter Beirne 12.02.2003 20:33  
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Bjorn Are Stolen 12.02.2003 21:41  
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Peter Beirne 13.02.2003 18:20  
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Bjorn Are Stolen 13.02.2003 20:10  
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Tom Cantine 14.02.2003 01:48  
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Bjorn Are Stolen 14.02.2003 09:21  
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Tom Cantine 16.02.2003 01:19  
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Bjorn Are Stolen 16.02.2003 16:57