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Armed vs. Unarmed

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:28 am
by yoroba
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).

Re: Armed vs. Unarmed

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:28 pm
by Orin J.
there's not more. that's all.

Re: Armed vs. Unarmed

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:34 pm
by yoroba
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.

Re: Armed vs. Unarmed

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:51 pm
by yoroba
Or a -20 to the defensive roll of the opponent.

Re: Armed vs. Unarmed

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:54 am
by HappyDaze
yoroba wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:51 pm
Or a -20 to the defensive roll of the opponent.
Unless using Dodge, right?

Re: Armed vs. Unarmed

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:35 am
by SigmariteOrWrong
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.

Re: Armed vs. Unarmed

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:47 am
by yoroba
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