Armed vs. Unarmed

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yoroba
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What bonusses do you get, if you attack an unarmed person with e.g. a sword?

I'm guessing the -10 to hit for the opponent because of range, but I'm guessing there's more. Just can't find it in the rulebook.

(I apologize for the question-assault. I'm starting up a high elf wizard solo campaign as GM and lot of new questions have popped up).
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Orin J.
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there's not more. that's all.
yoroba
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Hmm... I'm think I might create a houserule then.
Maybe a +10 or +20 to hit for a person with an Average ranged weapon or longer, when attacking an unarmed opponent.
yoroba
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Or a -20 to the defensive roll of the opponent.
HappyDaze
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yoroba wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:51 pm
Or a -20 to the defensive roll of the opponent.
Unless using Dodge, right?
SigmariteOrWrong
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Funnily enough, a skilled brawler with a few ranks of dirty fighting & in-fighting will do well against a swordsman. We had a brawler in our group who ripped someones head off with a 24 wound critical hit. The rest of the party looked on in awe and horror, and knew they needed pistols if they ever had to fight this guy.
yoroba
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Indeed, HappyDaze. It would make sense for an unarmed man to be dodging, when someone went swinging at him with an axe. More incentive to act "realistically".
Although I like Sigmarite's brawler story. I would love for that to happen in one of my games :-D
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