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    18 KB Riddle of Steel: Friends, Romans, countrymen John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)01:19 No.15998803  
    The following is growing. I see it every day. Now is the dawn of Riddle of Steel! And only ten years after the company went out of business!

    General RoS, and possibly deathmatches.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:22 No.15998834
    Now, about dem knife fights. Now I'm not saying that I don't want to see the Spaniard and the little woman fight to the death, but a knife isn't too far from a cut & thrust, is it?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:23 No.15998853
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    Finn with knife vs...whatever
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:25 No.15998878
    Here we go. Let's have this guy, right here, fight one of your characters.

    ST 7
    AG 5
    TO 6
    EN 3
    HT 3

    WP 3
    Wit 5
    MA 2
    Soc 2
    Per 2

    Reflex 5
    Aim 3
    Knockdown 6
    Knockout 7
    Move 7


    Skills: Swordsmen 9/Soldier 9

    Grappling 8
    Pugilism 2
    Sword and Shield 2
    Longsword 2

    Combat Pool:
    Grappling 13
    Pugilism 7
    Sword and Shield 7
    Longsword 7

    Fine Full Plate Suit: 6 Armor everywhere but head, -2CP, -2Move. 50lbs

    Fine Full Helm: 6 Armor head, -2CP(-1 additional instead when wearing armor), -1 Per

    Long Sword, Medium Heater Shield
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)01:26 No.15998893
    Why do you hate my men so much?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:26 No.15998896
    Started to get really interested in this game after seeing these threads. Found the core rulebook online just have to sit down and read it!

    I want to see the knife fight broken down, that one sounds fun.
    Or a greatsword vs. a polearm, like a halbred.
    Or a really skilled unarmed fighter going up against a knife weilding thug of some kind.

    How does ranged combat work in RoS anyway? Is it just as horrifying as melee?
    >> Guybrarian 08/20/11(Sat)01:28 No.15998910

    I really want to give this a shot. I just can't get my group to do it. bah.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:29 No.15998915

    it's slow and boring
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:29 No.15998916
    >Tim Roth

    Men of wealth and taste don't really get nice roles, uh?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:29 No.15998923
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    cus we keep force-employing him at the RF?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:30 No.15998937
    Because there's nothing like watching RoS simulate a man breaking another man's bones, one limb at a time.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:32 No.15998951
    >Or a really skilled unarmed fighter going up against a knife weilding thug of some kind.

    See. even someone else wants it!

    Of course, a guy with a knife against that guy isn't even funny. Like at all. That's just heartless.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:32 No.15998954
    Ah damn that's unfortunate, I'm a big archery enthusiast.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)01:33 No.15998961

    Ranged combat is mixed. The Flower of Battle (I think that was it, might be companion) fixes a lot of its flaws, but in the core rules it's not good at all.

    Arbalests are, thankfully, the most broken shit around. You can kill ANYONE with an arbalest.

    Now, on the subject of a fight, I just got home from a hassle, I'm going to make a cup noodle and a shot or two. I'm down for any and everything though, my night's all clear and I want blood as much as you guys. If you can come to a decision (yes, even the bear-rapist above), I'll follow through with it.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:33 No.15998969
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    cant get the chargen to work but i tried the battle simulator.
    made me and a firend and had us duke it out.
    she fucking raped me with her axe. knocked me down, took out both my shoulders, knees, one thigh then she SCALPED me!
    I just managed to scrape her hand with my morningstar.
    It really bites because I think i could take her IRL... tho a morningstar isnt ideal when fighting an unarmoured opponent...
    I have more experience with weapons than her but she's prolly quicker and fuck-good at grappling...
    better kill her in her sleep!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:34 No.15998970
    Ranged combat in RoS is at best, ok.

    The problem is that with RoS being realistic, trying to use ranged weapons most of the time is a bad idea. Also, with how long ranged combat takes, it can be horrible.

    Though I forget, didn't they release better rules for ranged combat?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:34 No.15998981
    Knife-fighting sounds like it'd be the most blood and senseless brutality to start off the night with.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:35 No.15998992
    >>15998961'm down for any and everything though

    a man in plate armor with a knife vs a progressive school fellow with a pollaxe, in leathers.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:36 No.15999000
    Yeah. They added rules for using ranged weapons in melee (which is mostly for guns and hand crossbows) and they also switched some stuff around so that it's less open-shut and so that your AIM score was actually good for something. Quicker shooting and stuff.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:36 No.15999003
    Put him in leather or something then, give the other guy a chance.

    But yea, knife guy versus The Bear.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:36 No.15999015
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    arbalest have like 500-700 pound draw weight or some shit
    yyyup. thats gonna rape yer face any day
    >pictured: rape launcher
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:37 No.15999030
    how about a multiple combat?

    Like two dudes with spears vs that armored bear guy
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:38 No.15999034
    Is there any access to the rules that isn't an eyeball destroying scan? Anyone transcribe them into something more readable like, I dunno, notepad?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:39 No.15999048
    Well thanks for the warning. I guess I'll pack my bow loving woodsman back into the bookcase and come up with some other character to run some tests on.

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:40 No.15999059
    No. It would be awesome if someone did something like that, but there are an awful lot of rules.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:42 No.15999092
    With Flower of battle rules, it's not so much that it's useless, it's just something that doesn't mesh well with melee, which is 90% of the game's focus.

    Like a solo campaign with a woodsmen would be a good game, or at least something where all the characters have good reasons to stay at range.

    But the real problem is that ranged weapons are kind of impractical on a singular scale, just like in real life.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:42 No.15999101
    I'm down for that.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)01:44 No.15999130
    I've actually been slowly re-writing the game to include the better of the Companion and FoB material as part of the core book. It's a pet project of mine. As of yet though, it is insufficient for your (or anyone's) needs.

    So, I'm thinking maybe a more mundane setup would be a good way to start. I want to see the Bear break someone's bones all to bits too, granted, but we need a warmup first. Something to cleanse the palate.

    Now, what have we for proposals...

    Knife vs Knife

    Knife vs Unarmed

    Poleaxe vs Plate-Knife? That's madness. Maybe good madness.

    Or we could go back to the other combatants from yesterday's match.

    Personally I'm leaning towards knife on knife because it's simple and sweet. And I dread doing the grappling monster first. What say you lot?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:44 No.15999137
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    and in the middle...a anrgy finn!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:45 No.15999144
    knife on knife was initially suggested, so let's go with that.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:48 No.15999171
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)01:49 No.15999184
    Fair enough. Let me see what I can do for knife fighters. Any preferences on weapons and the like? Stilletos at dawn, Cinqueda daggers, Rondels?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:49 No.15999191
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    fuckit just roll!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:50 No.15999199
    stabber vs cutter
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:51 No.15999208
    No exact preferences on weapon, but they should be the same range. Either S vs. S or H vs. H.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:53 No.15999233
    Mexican versus Finn?

    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)01:55 No.15999249
    Aaalright! I've got our men, let me just stat them up, and then we're straight to the good part.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)01:55 No.15999255
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    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:00 No.15999294
    ST 4 WP 5 Reflex 5
    AG 5 Wit 6 Knockout 4
    TO 4 MA 3 Knockdown 4
    EN 6 Soc 3 Aim 4
    HT 6 Per 7 Move 7
    Proficiencies: Dagger 5
    Equipment: Pugio Dagger
    CP: 10

    ST 5 WP 7 Reflex 5
    AG 5 Wit 6 Knockout 5
    TO 4 MA 3 Knockdown 4
    EN 5 Soc 3 Aim 4
    HT 5 Per 4 Move 7
    Proficiencies: Dagger 5
    Equipment: Stiletto Dagger
    CP: 10

    Alright people! Let's do it! Roman pugio versus Stiletto! Who is deadliest?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:03 No.15999321
    I love it!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:06 No.15999343
    Weird, my post disappeared. Hold on, I'll retype it, detailing the Stiletto so that we're all up to speed.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:07 No.15999352
    It's there to me. Sometimes it doesn't show up right away.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:08 No.15999355
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    The Stiletto that Mycah, our burly Italian fellow, is using here is a strange weapon.
    Thrusting ATN of 5, nonexistant cut ATN, and Str-2 damage.

    Obviously it relies heavily on successes to kill. It also defends awfully against anything that isn't a light thrusting weapon or another dagger. Dodging is advisable.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:09 No.15999370
    ...god damn it, TROS, a poniard does NOT have a "crude wooden handle", they're cruciform daggers.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:11 No.15999391
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    someone mentioned earlier about a Demon's Souls campaign

    well dark Souls is coming out soon

    and I just wanted to tell you that the wolf in it has greatsword proficiency
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:11 No.15999392
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    Broad daggers are different stories. They're better on the thrust than the cut, yet they have the potential to do enormous cutting damage. Defense... Perhaps unlikely.

    However, attempting to parry with their arms is totally on the table, it just isn't terribly advisable.

    So, our boy Skittles has a brutish cutting weapon. To be honest, I would've given him a kukri if I hadn't seen that it used the sword & shield proficiency for some retarded reason.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:12 No.15999396
    Mycah is going to have some trouble getting through even regular leather armor. At ST-2 he needs what, a margin of three just for a level one wound? And he's only rolling ten dice?

    Should've taken a short sword bro.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:14 No.15999410
    It IS an armor-piercing weapon...against hard armor.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:14 No.15999415
    So! Let's get to it.

    While reading in his newsparchment about some Scottsman being bludgeoned nearly to death by a possessed Serb, Mycah looks up out of his impluvium, and realizes that there is a manic looking fellow with a wolf's pelt over his head, and a very old looking knife looming over him.

    Desperate, he leaps out of the bath, and grabs his letter opener-eh, Stiletto dagger!

    Battle is inevitable. The time has come for Offense/Defense! What should Mycah do?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:17 No.15999428
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:18 No.15999438
    I... Is he naked? Oh shit. Red/Red! Kill him now!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:19 No.15999444

    We didn't take an ATN 5 weapon for nothing, time to stab this guy in the dick!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:19 No.15999451
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    aah beating/stabbing people up in the nude...
    You gotta try it, it feels awesome.
    People get a bit iffy tho when you offer to fight them in the nude.... even tho its no homo
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:20 No.15999459
    this thread now has me interested in a riddle of steel. count me in.
    which material do you recommend reading for it?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:20 No.15999460
    I... Red it is! The wolf-man, who (unbeknownst to Mycah) is named Skittles, and came here to borrow a cup of slaves for his Bacchanal, throws blue out of panic.

    Mycah is the attacker, and Skittles the defender. What manner of attack should Mycah launch, and with how many of his 10 dice?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:22 No.15999470
    Obviously the RoS Core Rules, and the Flower of Battle. The Companion is not mandetory, but has good material to enhance the game.

    On a literary note, I have a cycle, I read the entire collected fantasy works of David Gemmel, yearly. Start with Legend.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:23 No.15999478
    5 die thrust to the ribs, let's get a stiletto slip in there.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:23 No.15999480
    cheers bro. how about an all out 10 die attack to the groin
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:23 No.15999483
    At 5, we can afford to put 10 on the offense. Hopefully the werewolf will underreact and we'll gut him like a fish! I say we throw 10 to a thrust at the lower abdomen.
    (Groin strikes me as dangerous, wanna save that one for later.)
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:25 No.15999506
    if ive learnt anything in this and the archive thread. attack the male groin for ownage
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:27 No.15999516
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    rolled 10, 5, 5, 2, 2, 2, 3, 2 = 31

    I like the belly thrust, that's good and center-of-mass, and it's a table we haven't used yet!

    We'll say that Skittles will put 8 dice on defense, and save two for an attack if that works.

    So, 10 for Mycah at 5. (Yikes!) And 8 for Skittles at 6 (thanks to the light thrusting dagger) which I will roll now.

    First of you to roll 10d10 will be the canon roll. Go my pretties!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:27 No.15999519
    Druss the Legend, accept no substitutes laddie!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:28 No.15999527
    Ouch. 1 success. Poor wolf man.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:29 No.15999534
    Word. Legend and (Druss the) Legend are classics. There was a period of my life where I read Legend once per day, every day.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:29 No.15999538
    rolled 3, 3, 1, 2, 1, 5, 6, 4, 4, 6 = 35

    Die, Son of Romulus!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:29 No.15999541
    The problem with throwing ten dice into an attack is that he can defend with only seven or eight, and even though we'll probably win if our stiletto hits armor we still won't have done any meaningful damage to him. Then he stabs us in the dick on his turn and there's nothing we can do about it.

    If there's some conveniently unarmored attack zone on his body however, stab away!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:30 No.15999556
    rolled 10, 10, 4, 7, 10, 8, 5, 3, 6, 3 = 66

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:31 No.15999562
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    Don't mean to derail the thread here, but what do you all think of Codex Marialis for DnD 3.5e? I'm more drawn toward it than TRoS because I dislike dice success/fail mechanics.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:31 No.15999565
    rolled 7, 8, 4, 2, 7, 9, 1, 8, 8, 4 = 58

    dam it man. shoulda used my roll
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:32 No.15999571
    rolled 2 = 2

    We will say that the man in the wolf-pelt (Skittles) has no armor, only rags.

    Alright! 4 attack successes, 1 defense success. So after reduction, that's a margin of 2, which overcomes the Stiletto's -2 damage.
    Coupled with Mycah's slightly higher strength, that's a level 1 wound! Let's roll hit location!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:34 No.15999586
    Ha! If we had used yours, this fight would be over.

    As it stands, that's:

    BL: 0
    S: 3
    P: 4-WP
    "Light laceration, no puncture."

    However, that's enough to remove Skittles' remaining combat pool, and give him a -1 penalty for next turn! What a gamble, but it actually paid off!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:36 No.15999602
    Alright. With no dice left in the pool, the second exchange fizzles.

    ROUND 2

    Mycah is at CP 10
    Skittles is at CP 9, but will refresh at the end of the round.
    Mycah has initiative.

    You got him Mycah, he's bleeding! What now!?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:37 No.15999611
    rolled 5, 3, 1, 3, 7, 5, 2, 5, 8, 3 = 42

    all dice to a stab at the face
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:38 No.15999619
    rolled 4, 1, 1, 2, 6, 6, 3, 2, 8 = 33

    I... Well, you know what? I approve! Fuck caution, to the winds! Skittles will put 9 on a parry at 6.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:40 No.15999634
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    rolled 5 = 5

    Uh oh. That's 5 to 3. Looks like a level 1 wound, thrust to the face.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:42 No.15999644
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:43 No.15999649
    BL 1
    S: 7-WP (2)
    P: 4-WP (0)
    "Grazed temple, May lose consciousness (yeah right.)"

    Alright... Our boy Skittles takes two more damage. He's in trouble! He hasn't gotten to attack once! What should he do? The NEW ROUND is up, and he's now at 8 dice to Mycah's 10!

    He could try to steal the initiative during Mycah's attack and get a desperate thrust in, or he could get the hell out of dodge. I imagine he's either really pissed, or really scared about now.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:45 No.15999664
    Screw it, buy the initiative, I want to see what a Pugio does!
    Stab him in the dick Skittles!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:46 No.15999667

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:47 No.15999673
    so he spends 4 to gain itiative. then only 4 to stab at dick?
    what about duck and weave all eight?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:49 No.15999682
    Unfortunately, Grapple has an activation cost, and buying the initiative is already expensive, however:

    Skittles will buy the initiative, and find to his shock that Mycah's Perception (and thus his cost) is only 4. He uses 2 more dice to raise Mycah's TN by 2 to 7 (Reflex+2) and now, the opposed rolls begin.

    Skittles' 5 WP at difficulty 5
    Mycah's 7 Wit at difficulty 7.

    WHO IS DEADLIEST? I'm not gonna roll, this is too crucial, this one's on you guys. Whoever wins this goes first, and had better kill the other guy.

    If Mycah goes first, he's got 10 dice to defenseless Skittles' chest.
    If Skittles goes first, he's got 2 to Mycah's groin.

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:50 No.15999687
    Stiletto won't get to block, and the Pugio actually does good damage. If he gets even one success, he's going to do damage. If he gets two, the fight is probably over.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:51 No.15999692
    rolled 10, 8, 8, 1, 1, 3, 10 = 41

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:51 No.15999695
    a battlefield of ruined penises
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:52 No.15999702
    Oh no! Good luck Skittles!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:52 No.15999707
    rolled 2, 6, 10, 4, 9 = 31

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:53 No.15999713
    rolled 4, 4, 2, 2, 10 = 22

    jenkins :(
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:54 No.15999716
    rolled 2, 9, 8, 3, 5 = 27

    Taste the rainbow bitches!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:54 No.15999722
    rolled 3, 6, 3, 1, 5 = 18

    Deus Vult, Skittles!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:57 No.15999736
    rolled 6, 9, 1, 5, 10 = 31

    destined to recieve a dick stabbing
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)02:58 No.15999738
    It looks like Mycah hits first. But because he is fairly certain he has already won, he will only thrust with 5, and keep another 5 ready to try and buy back the initiative in case Skittles tries just this.
    Sadly, he finds out too late that Skittles' Per is huge, so that 5 must sit there and do nothing until the defense stage.
    So! Only 5 dice. Maybe this fight will yet go on.

    5 at 5. Make it so!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)02:58 No.15999748
    Nay sir, dick-stab guy is going second. The other guy is stabbing for the chest.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:00 No.15999754
    rolled 10, 6, 8, 7, 8 = 39

    how about we stab some torso? maybe spine
    or dick stabbing is always funny
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:00 No.15999756
    rolled 1, 9, 4, 3, 1 = 18

    Hmm... I'm watching you. But alright, anything for more bloodshed.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:01 No.15999766
    rolled 9, 9, 8, 9, 2 = 37

    i love my rolls
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:02 No.15999778
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    rolled 5 = 5

    And the Is have it. That's a ST 7 thrust to the chest, to the other guy's TO of... 4.
    Oh my. That's a level 3 wound there.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:02 No.15999786
    You are a MONSTER.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:03 No.15999794
    Holy sheeeeiiiiit.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:04 No.15999802
    Reading these threads are nice, and the stories of each fight are pretty cool, but I just can't get past how lumpy the rules seem to be in the book. I guess I'll stick to slightly more abstract combat games.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:05 No.15999807
    Aw, no major organs hit. Curses!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:05 No.15999813

    BL: 8
    S: 7
    P: 8-WP (4)
    "Deep but survivable, wound hits deep but misses any major organs."

    Still gives bloodloss fucking eight.

    Alright. Skittles has no combat pool left, and is stunned. He's probably out for the fight, frankly. Mycah still has another turn left, and I think I know just what must be done. Dagger has Punch at a cost of 1.

    Who wants to roll me 5 at 5 for a Punch...
    ...In the dick?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:06 No.15999819
    >>15999802Reading these threads are nice, and the stories of each fight are pretty cool, but I just can't get past how lumpy the rules seem to be in the book. I guess I'll stick to slightly more abstract combat games.

    would you be interested in a faster, somewhat more abstracted version of RoS?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:07 No.15999823
    I can sympathize. The editing was horrible, and there's no exusse to be made for it. But hey, someday I'll finish rewriting it, maybe it'll be better and you'll give it a try then, neh?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:07 No.15999824
    this knife fight is going for ages. one sided but fuck man. guy getting stabbed is a boss. takes stabs like a boss
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:07 No.15999829
    >Biting my lip while imagining the impending pain..Don't do it mycah! A man needs his balls!

    (Just kidding, STAB HIM!)
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:08 No.15999831
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    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:08 No.15999834
    rolled 8, 7, 8, 2, 3 = 28

    Let's go!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:08 No.15999840
    rolled 6, 10, 2, 10, 6 = 34

    re rolling
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:10 No.15999848
    try the combat simulator
    it gives ye a feel for the flow
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:11 No.15999858
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    rolled 6 = 6

    For once, God seems to be smiling on Skittles. 3 successes, increases damage by 2 so that it's St 5 (Punches do St-2 damage, like stilettos, but are bludgeoning. Ain't that hilarious.)

    So, it's a level 1... Bludgeoning to the crotch.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:12 No.15999865
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:13 No.15999871
    *punch in dick*
    ...nothing happens
    "so...you wanna touch my wang, little man?"
    roll for anal circumfence
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:13 No.15999873
    Christ, what is this guy made of?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:13 No.15999875

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:14 No.15999882
    rolled 4, 7, 2, 10, 7, 5, 2, 10, 7, 6 = 60

    can we just spend all of next round kicking the stabbed and bleeding guy in the stomach?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:14 No.15999885
    I... Damn. I don't even know.

    Alright, so ROUND N
    Skittles is at 7.
    Mycah is at 10. But Mycah is unnerved, because THAT just happened.

    Maybe Mycah should back off. Not risk it. This guy seems made of iron. But Skittles doesn't want to back off. Skittles is hoppin' mad.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:15 No.15999893
    ...Let's go with yes. Sparta Kick. The ATN is 7. Mycah can try a Full Evasion (gtfo move) at DTN 4 with his 7 dice.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:16 No.15999895
    >>15999885Skittles is at 7.

    >>Skittles is at 7.
    >>only 3 dice behind healthy scotsman

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:16 No.15999897
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:17 No.15999905
    ...Dear God. The deep wound in the chest, my notation is off.
    Oh no. He's at 3. He has Pain 4!
    OH NO. CHEST PAIN! He can do nothing! He doesn't have a pool, forget the dodge!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:17 No.15999909
    I believe we've only been taking shock into account, and ignoring pain and blood loss.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:19 No.15999918
    rolled 5, 7, 1, 8, 4, 1, 1 = 27

    thats why we spend one round kicking him. then the next round lets mosie off and get dressed
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:19 No.15999919
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    rolled 1 = 1

    5 successes, deals 8 damage bludgeoning to the belly! There's not a whole lot of location to roll...
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:19 No.15999921
    10 die punch to the balls.

    Punch, not stab.

    Punch. We're going to punch him again
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:21 No.15999936
    Yeah, sorry about that. All of the shallow wounds were being ignored by WP. But the chest wound was 8-WP, which was 4 for Skittles.

    This is looking bad... That's 8 to TO 4. That's a level 4 wound.

    BL: 8
    S: 10
    P: 12-WP
    "More serious internal damage and bleeding."

    I think Skittles is down for the count. Maybe not dead, but probably. Mycah kicks him so hard in the stomach that his duodenum bursts, and he lands with a splash in the rain-collector.

    Mycah goes to fetch a robe. And maybe a doctor. Maybe. Skittles is at a negative combat pool.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:23 No.15999943
    arr tg. when a mans down and out. kick the stomach then punch the groin. lol, this combat is awsome.
    i recon we walk off now. hes too much of a boss to kill
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:24 No.15999950
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:25 No.15999959
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    now do a axe/hammer fight!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:25 No.15999963
    I shall name my next adventurer Skittles in honour of this manly combat.

    Thanks for sharing Mr. Galt. Always a ton of fun!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:27 No.15999975
    It's what I'm here for.

    Alright, I have just the guys for it too. How about a Poleaxe fighter versus... A Kriegsmesser fighter?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:28 No.15999981
    a kriegmesser's like a katana right
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:29 No.15999987
    thats not hammer versus axe!
    (im ok with it tho. r)
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:30 No.15999995
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    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:30 No.16000002
    Kind of. It's a big German knife-thing.

    If you're prefer Poleaxe vs... Spiked Mace and Shield, I could oblige. In fact, that might be fun. More armor than normal!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:34 No.16000035
    Do eet!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:37 No.16000061
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    yeah! lets do it!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:38 No.16000073
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:43 No.16000115
    Cesare “The Spider”
    ST 6 WP 5 Reflex 6
    AG 6 Wit 7 Knockout
    TO 5 MA 5 Knockdown
    EN 5 Soc 6 Aim
    HT 5 Per 6 Move
    Proficiencies: Poleaxe School (Traditional Poleaxe+2) 10
    Equipment: Poleaxe, Breastplate, codpiece (Heavy, AV 6) Gorget, Leather leggings, Leather sleeves, hard leather gloves
    CP: 18

    Rickshaw Von Richtofen
    ST 7 WP 9 Reflex: 6
    AG 6 Wit 6 Knockout: 5
    TO 6 MA 3 Knockdown: 6
    EN 6 Soc 2 Aim 5
    HT 4 Per 4 Move: 9
    Proficiencies: Sword & Shield 12
    Equipment: Spiked Mace, Heater Shield, Pot Helm, Chain Hauberk, Pot Helmet, Hard leather boots
    CP: 17

    Alright people! It's party time!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:47 No.16000146
    >codpiece (Heavy, AV 6)

    oh god cannot unsee the Black Adder's codpiece here
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:48 No.16000158
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    So, Richtofen here has a hauberk (which covers everything from the shoulders to the lower arms, and to the upper thighs) as well as a decent sized shield and a spiked mace.

    Spiked maces kind of kick ass. They cause automatic bloodloss, regardless of where they hit. That's a pretty big deal. Richtofen also has fucking enormous WP, which means he can just soak up damage like nobody's business, and then dish out retaliation like a boss.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:49 No.16000160
    >The Black Russian.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:50 No.16000171
    THAT was the name I was trying to recall. Oh, god.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:51 No.16000174
    Yeah, that would be really cool.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:52 No.16000186
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    Indeed, and on THAT subject sirs: Cesare The Spider.

    You see, Cesare here has been playing this game for a while. He's one of the more experienced fighters in my collection, and thus, he knows how to stay alive on a Riddle of Steel Battlefield.

    And how you stay alive, sir, is wearing a codpiece at all times. The largest, most protective one you can.

    He's also got a Poleaxe, which is a fucking awesome weapon. Its DTN of 6 is great, and because Cesare has a Traditional school, his effective Proficiency of 12 with the Poleaxe also allows him to perform Master Strikes, which could be decisive in a pinch.
    Strike ATN 7, Thrusting ATN 8, Cut Piercing AND Bludgeoning damage. It's gonna be a fun night.

    So, a thug with a mace versus a professional duelist with a fantastic codpiece?

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:53 No.16000190
    fat load of good that does you when the enemy takes your knees off and scalp you....mumblegrumblebitchgrumble....
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)03:54 No.16000198
    Ha! Don't worry, you'll get 'er next time.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:55 No.16000208
    Well, Mr. Fancy Codpiece neglected armoring his knees. I see a chance boys, let's do this, German style!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:56 No.16000213
    This is like deadliest warrior..except it's a million times better and is actually deadly..

    I'm calling it right now for the spider, a man with a codpiece is not a man to fuck with.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)03:58 No.16000225
    polearms. polearms is the way to go.
    no wait shell wreck it with the axe...damnit...i need heavy stuff to throw at her...
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:02 No.16000252
    Rickshaw should throw blue here. He's got a shield, he can afford to get turtly.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:03 No.16000261
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    The Spider is attempting to teach his class of spoiled noble kids how to kill a man with a poleaxe. This is the equivalent of Bas Rutten trying to teach a sunday school class how to kill a man with a bearclaw knife in a barfight.

    Suddenly, there is an ominous sound. A deep sound. A sinister sound. A German sound.

    Cesare turns about to see a man whose ale he (ALLEGEDLY) pissed in at the common house last night. The man has the colors of a rival school, and a spiked mace.

    Oh no, a fight's out! The Spider urges his students to stand back and try not to be heroes, but they've already run away. Damn kids.

    Cesare doesn't have his gauntlets or chausses, just the leather underparts, so he's vulnerable.

    Richtofen is clearly set on blood. What should Cesare do? Red, or Blue?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:04 No.16000262
    He is also bootless, unless he has those babyclothes leggings that don't open at the foot, in which case he's fighting in leather socks.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:04 No.16000264
    Also, shouldn't Rickshaw's profs be *Mass Weapon* and Shield?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:05 No.16000272
    red hes got the reach
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:05 No.16000275
    Oh Jesus. Good eye, sorry. Mass Weapon is what it's supposed to be.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:07 No.16000295
    Holy shit, a total RoS bro and you posted a picture of Bas Fucking Rutten!? You are officially the coolest person on /tg/. I salute you.

    Also, RED!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:09 No.16000303
    Still say Rickshaw should throw blue and maybe Block Open and Strike if possible. If he MUST throw red to appease /tg/'s blood lust, he should Simultaneous Block/Strike.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:09 No.16000304

    I'll go devil's advocate and say Blue. Sure, red's more brash and exciting, but you don't stay alive as long as this guy has by being brash and exciting. You do it by being smart, and being on guard is smart.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:09 No.16000305
    Truth and Truth both!

    Cesare throws red, and Rickshaw throws blue.

    The Spider has a pool of 18, and because the Spiked Mace is Short, he knows that he's got TWO steps of reach on Rickshaw. He'll spend 2 dice to throw a Beat at 14 on Rickshaw's Shield.

    Now Rickshaw had been planning on putting 10 or so on a block, and then tapping Cesare with 5 on the leg, but suddenly, things are looking a lot worse.
    Getting hit with a Beat SUCKS. If he messes this up, Cesare will destroy his Combat Pool. What should he do?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:10 No.16000317
    You're too generous to me. Everyone knows who Bas Rutten is.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:11 No.16000324
    What does Beat do?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:12 No.16000330
    Two shock damage for every margin of success, and it keeps you from blocking for a turn with whatever was the target of the beat.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:13 No.16000343
    wouldnt it be better to use a all out attack on a unprotected area on the guy considering you got the reach and a polaxe?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:13 No.16000344
    Attack action, batters a weapon or shield to the side. If successful, you cannot employ it in defense on the following exchange. If you beat aside a longer weapon, your range penalty is also cut in half, making it a GREAT option for when you're outreached.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:13 No.16000348
    Haha, fair enough.

    I say..turtle up completely and throw faith into the shield to see him through?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:13 No.16000349
    Basically, Cesare makes an attack, which the other guy can parry as normal.
    However. The attack isn't at the guy himself, it's at the guy's equipment. Success causes an automatic 2 points of shock damage for every success over the first, and beats away the weapon or shield that you target, preventing it from being used to attack or defend in the next exchange.

    The potential for causing enormous amounts of shock damage is wonderful, and it can only be done on the first turn of combat. Cesare is relying on his reach and the scare factor of this attack to keep Rickshaw from trying to buy the initiative.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:14 No.16000356
    He's got a shield. This attack might not kill no no matter what we do, but if we remove the shield, then he's helpless next turn.
    Also, this will keep him from putting anything into a simultaneous block and strike.

    So what are we rolling?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:15 No.16000358
    Oh, I forgot about the shock damage. That's wicked.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:15 No.16000359
    Actually seeing this makes me reconsider, that sounds nasty as fuck. Still pretty much a noob at this system.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:16 No.16000367
    Er, right.
    14 dice at 7. From what I've heard from the rest, full defense with the shield? That would leave Cesare with... 1 die extra to attack on what should be Rickshaw's turn. Rickshaw doesn't know Cesare's pool, but he does know that his own is about that high too.

    Should Rickshaw leave 1-2 die to defend, or put it all in and hope that the Spider misses with his 1 die?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:18 No.16000375
    Not worth it. If any of that shit gets through, Rickshaw dies next turn. All 17, and trust in God! It's a Heater, so it's DTN 5 right?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:19 No.16000381
    Cesare gets 14 dice at 7
    Rickshaw gets 17 dice at 5.

    Roll 'em, because I cannot do it in good conscience.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:20 No.16000384
    That actually leaves Cesare with 2, sorry. He's a Traditional school fighter, and they get those blasted +2 instead of +2 weapon specialties.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:20 No.16000390
    rolled 1, 2, 3, 9, 8, 9, 1, 2, 2, 1, 8, 6, 8, 3, 4, 9, 9 = 85

    >> Cesare 08/20/11(Sat)04:20 No.16000392
    rolled 6, 4, 3, 7, 3, 1, 1, 6, 4, 4, 7, 2, 4, 10 = 62

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:21 No.16000396
    Cesare's attack
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:22 No.16000400
    bah, fuckit, captcha ate mah dices
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:22 No.16000404
    There is very little reason to defend with 17 dice against that. Even at 14 your chances are significantly better than his due to the big difference in target numbers.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:23 No.16000411
    11. Not bad.

    Yikes. Not 11.

    Alright, Rickshaw defends. However, Cesare's cunning plan worked! He's caused Rickshaw to over-extend, and now, when Rickshaw has no dice to declare an attack, Cesare can declare his remaining 2 dice to a strike to the lower legs!

    Who wants to roll?

    2 at 7 for Cesare!
    >> Cesare 08/20/11(Sat)04:24 No.16000415
    rolled 9, 4, 3, 8, 5, 10, 4, 5, 8, 2, 5, 6, 3, 10 = 82

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:24 No.16000419
    rolled 7, 3 = 10

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:24 No.16000420
    rolled 6, 2 = 8

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:25 No.16000424
    rolled 4, 5 = 9

    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:25 No.16000428
    ...This is true, actually. At 14, however, after range penalties he'd only have one die left to attack, or 3 to defend.

    However, apparently it is the way of Rickshaw to turtle against big attacks, and then try to fight once Beat is off the table.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:26 No.16000440
    rolled 1 = 1

    Heh. Alright, that's a hit! But I forgot to specify where it was a hammer blow, or an axe blow.
    Hmm. Bludgeoning to the knees, or cutting to the knees? Even for the former, odd for the latter.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:27 No.16000443
    Quite. That shield is his one major advantage and he cannot afford to have it hooked away by the pollaxe if he expects to have any hope of winning this bout.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:29 No.16000458
    Even just three die left to defend is better than getting stabbed in the legs, though.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:30 No.16000467
    rolled 4 = 4


    Cutting to the legs it is. But if it hits the hauberk, or the German's boots, the AV will negate it, because Cesare's strength isn't too high.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:31 No.16000478
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    Hurr. Forgot the table.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:32 No.16000492
    Well son of a bitch. Rickshaw takes no damage!

    Gentlemen, that was one hell of a close round.

    ROUND 2

    Both have their full pools back. They are at Long range. Cesare has the initiative. He is now understandably concerned.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:32 No.16000495
    Tut, tut. If only Cesare had the Accuracy gift, he could've made that a kneecapper.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:34 No.16000506
    Indeed! I actually had him rigged up with the Careful gift (from the companion, it's Accuracy except that you use it to change where the /enemy/ hits when he hits you), but I took it away because that stuff is just brutal in these exhibition matches.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:34 No.16000510
    Time for Rickshaw to go on offense. Simultaneous Block/Strike, no need to bother buying initiative. Let the shield do its duty and then we can cave the Spider's head in.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:36 No.16000520
    Heh, I wonder how Accuracy and Careful interact with each other. Do they just cancel each other out?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:41 No.16000542
    Yes. Also, Minor careful turns major accuracy into minor accuracy and vice versa, if they're not at the same level.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:42 No.16000550
    Wait wait, have Rickshaw put 1 die (paying 2 for the range cost) on his attack, so that he has 2 extra for his turn, when Cesare will be almost out of pool!
    Costs nothing, and there's no way he's getting past that Overrun anyway.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:43 No.16000554
    That's a good idea. I wasn't thinking, good show sir.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:45 No.16000560
    AGH! No! Son of a bitch I deleted it.

    Ok, scratch that. Rickshaw is going defensive. What should Cesare do? An overrun is what I had planned, but in retrospect I've heard better ideas.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:46 No.16000573
    Damn it man.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:46 No.16000577
    Wait, what?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:46 No.16000578
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    thanks to all these recent ROS threads im starting to understand the mechanics
    thank you
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:48 No.16000593
    How did you even manage that?
    Here's a plan. Feint. Put 10 dice on a chop to the neck, and then drop it to a cut at the knee, and up the dice to 13! He'll probably have only devoted 5 or so to defend.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:49 No.16000599
    Sorry to interrupt the combat test, but how exactly are you supposed to run a game in the real world as a setting?

    I see nothing to aid in the main rules, and while Weyrth sounds vaguely interesting I'd much rather have scottish highlanders and german mercenaries.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:49 No.16000600
    I was trying to delete something in another thread, and nailed my own post in this one like a retard.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:51 No.16000612
    It's not terribly helpful there I'm afraid. What you're supposed to do, I guess, is discard all Weyrth-related stuff and sort of plug in your own historical setting material.

    The books are totally unhelpful in this. It's one of my major complaints.

    That's insane, but fair enough.
    Alright, Cesare puts 10 on a cut to the neck.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:51 No.16000615
    Toss out the nationality modifiers or make up your own, just say it's on Earth. Boom, done.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:53 No.16000621
    So wait. Rickshaw has to divide it 2/1, right? So if he does 10 to block, he either has to do 20 to strike (impossible) or 5 to strike.
    That won't help. I say 8 to block, 4 to strike.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)04:54 No.16000630
    So be it!

    Cesare ups to 13 using 6 dice! This had better work!

    Cesare has 13 at 7
    Rikshaw has 8 at 5.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:55 No.16000632
    rolled 2, 7, 6, 8, 4, 4, 3, 6 = 40

    Throwing for Tricky Ricky.
    >> Caesar Spider Salad 08/20/11(Sat)04:56 No.16000639
    rolled 8, 9, 9, 2, 6, 10, 6, 10, 1, 10, 3, 9, 7 = 90

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:56 No.16000641
    rolled 6, 2, 7, 3, 1, 3, 7, 6, 10, 5, 5, 1, 6 = 62

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:57 No.16000644
    rolled 5, 4, 4, 4, 9, 5, 1, 1, 8, 2, 9, 6, 5 = 63

    Hassan chop, Cesare style.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:58 No.16000654
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    You're gonna love my nuts, German.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)04:58 No.16000655
    Oooh, that's gonna smart a bit, no mistake.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:00 No.16000663
    rolled 6 = 6


    Cesare gets 8 successes.

    Rick, the stoic badass, gets 4.

    I forget, so since we feinted we're not swinging for the leg, not the neck, right? So, the hit table's still in use from the last post.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:02 No.16000676
    Strength 10 to the... To the knee and other areas.
    That's a level 3. Tits on a bloodsoaked tasket.

    BL: 4
    Shock: 8
    Pain: 8-WP (none)
    "Torn ligaments or similar wound; roll knockdown"

    Who here's ever rolled knockdown before? It's fun.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:03 No.16000680
    Not I, how's this dastardly bit of damage go down?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:03 No.16000685
    NO. Sorry, Strength 9. 6+3, and the cutting part of the poleaxe doesn't do bonus damage. (Thank God for Slick Rick.)

    Anyway, Knockdown is fun.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:07 No.16000699
    It's pretty cool. I'll lay it on ya, since it comes up a lot. Hold on a sec...

    Knockdown is ST+AG/2. In Rickshaw's case, that's 6.

    The difficulty in this case is the Shock of the wound. That's 8.

    So, 6 dice at 8. If Rickshaw doesn't get any successes, he is PRONE.

    Prone is BAD. Do NOT be prone.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:10 No.16000709
    rolled 5, 6, 6, 2, 9, 3 = 31

    Oh lawd, this isn't going to end well.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:11 No.16000715
    Almost jinxed it. Almost. Does this mean Rick's still standing?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:11 No.16000716
    Tricky Rick is RIGHT, holy shit!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:13 No.16000729
    Yep! Rick is a beast!

    Alright, so Rick still suffers shock damage, but is still standing, and feels no pain.
    He feels no pain. This guy is a monster. His shock of 8 removes his attack on Cesare, and his next 4 dice... But he actually still has 1 die left for his defensive action, to Cesare's 2! Rick might actually get through this round alive... And have no penalties next turn.

    What is this dude made out of?

    Cesare has 2 dice. This guy doesn't even look like he's in pain, and you can see his ACLU twisting in the wind. What now?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:15 No.16000735
    Bludgeon. Cutting doesn't work, smash his fucking head in! Go for the skull, or the neck or something! Both dice, fuck the police, all in all day!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:17 No.16000742
    Fair enough. Blow to zone IV I believe. 2 dice at 7, versus Rick's probably block at 5. Rick does have a helmet, but it's open-faced. It is conceivable that he could still get hit in the teeth or something.

    Cesare: 2 at 7
    Rick: 1 at 5
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:17 No.16000745
    This. It's the strongest form of attack Cesare has available (more damage than his axe blade, at a lower TN than his pollaxe's spear tip); he should've been using it all along.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:18 No.16000750
    rolled 1, 8 = 9

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:18 No.16000754
    rolled 8, 3 = 11

    Dropping the hammer.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:19 No.16000757
    rolled 3 = 3

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:19 No.16000760
    Ooh, I hope Tricky Rick didn't need that brain.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:20 No.16000763
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    Yeah. I kept saying cut, and nobody corrected me. Also (I guess) the cutting damage table tends to hurt more.

    But fuck hurting. This German is immune to pain! He must be debilitated.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:21 No.16000771
    rolled 6 = 6

    Alright! Rick whiffs his block, and Cesare lands a firm one. Bashing does ST+1, which is 7. So against the neck, the lower face, and other exposed areas, it'll be a level 1 wound.

    If he hits armor though, he cannot expect to kill.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:23 No.16000778

    Ah, well, at least he inflicts 1 automatic Shock from the pollaxe's bonus to that sort of damage.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:24 No.16000783
    True! Not a total loss.


    The new round begins. Cesare has successfully inflicted 1 shock damage on Richtofen, despite almost cutting his leg off. Cesare has the initiative.

    What do?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:25 No.16000787
    Rick has weathered enough assaults from this Milanese mama's boy to last a lifetime. The time to attack is now (Simultaneous Block/Strike), and I shall personally mortschlag any codswallop what dares to gainsay this!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:29 No.16000810
    A good point. I will let you decide, sir, how Rick shall react.

    Cesare will put 17 on a bash to the neck! Subtlety is an ass, blood is what counts!

    How will Rick react?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:31 No.16000819
    Hitting at the neck with his full pool? Where he might hit the hauberk OR the helmet? The man's an idiot! I say we put 6 on the defense, and 12 on the attack!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:32 No.16000823
    S B/S, 10 dice to defend and 5 to attack sounds like it's the best bet we have here. THE ITALIAN MUST PERISH.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:35 No.16000831

    Rick has demonstrated a propensity towards defense before. We'll go with the 10 on defense, 5 on attack.

    So, first, Cesare gets 17 at 7.
    Rick gets 10 at 5.

    Godspeed, brave warriors!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:36 No.16000835
    rolled 9, 7, 2, 8, 4, 8, 4, 5, 8, 9 = 64

    slick rick strikes again
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:36 No.16000836
    rolled 2, 5, 9, 4, 5, 4, 6, 9, 2, 5, 2, 4, 6, 2, 4, 3, 1 = 73

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:37 No.16000839
    rolled 9, 7, 10, 8, 2, 8, 7, 5, 5, 1, 3, 2, 7, 6, 10, 1, 8 = 99

    Cesare's attack!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:37 No.16000840
    rolled 4, 9, 1, 4, 8, 7, 10, 8, 5, 7, 10, 3, 2, 8, 2, 3, 2 = 93

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:37 No.16000844
    rolled 5, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 8, 4, 10, 6, 8, 7, 4, 2, 3, 2, 8 = 76

    Statistics ain't looking on your side here, Spider.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:38 No.16000849
    Ohhh snap. Rick just turned the fucking tables a full 180 degrees.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:40 No.16000854
    I say we make our swing at the Spider's arms. It's his least armored area and if we manage to shatter the boy's bones he's going to have a hell of a time trying to wield a two-handed pole weapon for a while.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:40 No.16000855
    rolled 5 = 5

    Oh Christ. Cesare... I regret to say that that is a failure. The second rolling set would've actually connected.

    It... It looks like the German has blocked, and gets his attack with 5. Let's say a strike straight down. A fitting potential finish.

    That's 5 dice yo.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:41 No.16000862
    Why did I roll...

    I like yours sir. Arms it is!

    That's 5 dice at... Er... Has Rick even gotten to make an attack yet?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:41 No.16000863
    F5! F5! F5!!!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:42 No.16000867
    rolled 7, 6, 4, 9, 6 = 32

    The mace is swung, arms or head it don't matter.
    >> Rick 08/20/11(Sat)05:42 No.16000869
    rolled 5, 5, 9, 10, 6 = 35

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:43 No.16000872
    Hold it Galt. Rickshaw's still out of his range. After his activation cost, he's actually only rolling 3 dice.

    That means he's got 3 dice at 7 (according to the picture.)
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:43 No.16000873
    ATN 7, so two successes.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:44 No.16000880
    They should be already spent, shouldn't they? Hence why he only assigned 15 dice out of 17?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:45 No.16000882
    Son of a bitch, I fucking forgot! Rick was at 1 shock because of the automatic shock from the poleaxe! With 16, he couldn't have paid the 2-die price to hit with 5.

    That means that, as >>16000872 says...
    It must only be with 3 dice. Sorry guys, I dropped the ball there.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:45 No.16000887
    rolled 1, 7, 10 = 18

    3 dice then!
    >> Rick 08/20/11(Sat)05:46 No.16000888
    rolled 10, 5, 4 = 19

    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:46 No.16000889
    Er, no, wait. He could be at 4. 12 and 5(pay 2), for a total of 16.

    That's fine! 4 dice. We'll just take the first 4 from the first roll. Still 2 successes.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:46 No.16000892
    ...And two successes.

    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:48 No.16000895
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    rolled 6 = 6

    Ok guys, false alarm, nothing has changed.

    So, with a margin of 1, that's Strength (6) +1 (spiked mace) +1 (margin.) for strength 8. Let's see where it goes!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:51 No.16000921
    Gonna depend on what the Spider's upper arm AV is here. Also don't forget that the Spiked Mace gets bonus BL, bonus Shock, and +1 damage vs. any form of armor.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:53 No.16000930

    BL: 0
    Shock: 5
    Pain: 5-WP
    "Charlie Horse"

    However! The Spiked Mace does 2 instant bloodloss, and 3 bonus shock.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:56 No.16000937
    So, he's taking 8 Shock, no Pain (by the skin of his teeth his willpower is enough) and 2 BL.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:57 No.16000940
    Richtofen strikes back, wop!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)05:59 No.16000950
    Cesare has got to get the range back in his favor or this smelly Kraut is going to turn our rugged Italian face into stromboli. Blue. BLUE LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)05:59 No.16000953
    Alright, back to the top.

    Cesare had 1 die left, so he only suffers 7 shock. He has 11 dice this round.
    Richtofen has 17.
    Richtofen has the initiative.

    What is to be done?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:00 No.16000956
    Now is the time! Richtofen will go full offense, 17 dice on a smash to the groin!
    Yes you heard me. The groin. FUCK his awesome codpiece!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:02 No.16000960
    rolled 3, 6, 2, 8, 2, 6, 1, 9, 3, 9, 7, 9, 5, 6, 8, 9, 6 = 99

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:02 No.16000961
    The Black Russian must not be tarnished!

    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:02 No.16000966
    Attack, matching the Milanese fool's 11 with an 11 of our own. He's at a -2 penalty because we're now in OUR range. Even on the attack, we can still recieve on the next exchange better off than he'll be able to.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:03 No.16000969
    Oh jeeze. Alright, Cesare has 11 dice, but a DTN of 6... But he'd suffer bastard range penalties.
    But evasion has no range. Partial Evasion, 11 at 7, to try and clear the distance.

    So, Rick gets 17 at 7
    Cesare gets 11 at 7
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:05 No.16000978
    Alright. 7 for the German.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:05 No.16000985
    rolled 3, 3, 1, 8, 10, 1, 6, 6, 8, 3, 1 = 50

    C'mon Milan!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:05 No.16000986
    rolled 3, 4, 4, 4, 7, 4, 1, 8, 10, 4, 5 = 54

    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:07 No.16000997
    rolled 5 = 5

    Uh oh. Ok... Cesare got 3 for defense, Rick got 7 for his attack.

    This is looking bad ladies and gentlemen.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:08 No.16001001
    Haha, 4 successes, in the name of the Holy Roman Emperor!
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:09 No.16001006
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    Sorry, here's the table for the upward swing. Rolled a 5, so...
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:13 No.16001025
    Ah-hah! Level 1 wound to the abdomen, thanks to armor penetration!
    BL: 0+2
    S: 3
    P: 5-WP

    So, 3 shock. Damn it.

    With nothing left, the round begins anew!


    Cesare is at 15
    Richtofen is at 17.

    ...Auh oh. Cesare might actually survive this.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:14 No.16001028
    Damn it, that hit the breastplate. At least it does 2 automatic bloodloss. I think he's at 4 now right?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:14 No.16001030
    Goddamnit, /tg/, can't you stall your groinocidal urges long enough to actually aim your attacks where they might actually HURT someone?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:15 No.16001034
    God dammit! The German is immortal, and the Italian is impossible to get a clean hit on!

    Anyway, Spider's got nothing, he needs to Full Evade.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:15 No.16001035
    rolled 2, 7, 10, 9, 6, 8, 5, 6, 4, 7, 10, 9, 10, 6, 7, 9, 3 = 118

    17 attack to the legs
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:15 No.16001037
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:16 No.16001041
    How were we supposed to know that a nutshot could hit the abdomen? It'd have been great if it had worked.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:17 No.16001045
    Sweet Jesus! I guess Cesare's best call is 15 to a full evasion. He didn't get to attack last turn, so at least he can do that.
    15 dice at difficulty 4. Knowing his Italian luck, though...
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:18 No.16001050
    rolled 1, 2, 9, 2, 2, 7, 10, 2, 3, 8, 3, 10, 3, 6, 4 = 72

    Here we go! Do what Italians are best at Cesare: Run away and get someone to fight this guy for you!
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:18 No.16001051
    He's got an armored codpiece, though--even the NUTSHOT would've been fairly minor. No use crying over spilt milk, though.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:20 No.16001058
    rolled 2 = 2

    Uh oh. 7 to 10.
    That's a margin of 2. Let's see where it hits, shall we?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:21 No.16001062
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    Sorry, here's the chart.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:22 No.16001066
    Not 3?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:24 No.16001071
    rolled 5, 9, 7, 7, 4, 3, 2, 5 = 42

    Alright, let me do my math here.

    6+2+1+1 (10 damage.)
    5+3 (8 armor.)

    So, that's a level 2 wound to the leg. Christ.

    BL: 0+2
    S: 5
    P: 6-WP

    Bone chipped (knockdown at +2) in Cesare's case, he gets 8 dice to succeed a difficulty 5 check.
    If he fails, he's prone. You don't wanna be prone.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:25 No.16001074
    Margins are weird. The 7 cancelled out don't count, the 8th is the success, and 9 and 10 are the 'margin.'
    I don't think that's what margins actually mean, but it's how they're used for damage purposes.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:25 No.16001075
    rolled 8, 2, 1, 7, 6, 8, 7, 10 = 49

    No, we most certainly don't.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:25 No.16001077
    rolled 5, 4, 9, 7, 5, 8, 9, 6 = 53

    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:26 No.16001082
    However, Cesare is now at 6 Bloodloss, 1 pain, and has taken 5 more shock.

    At the start of this next round, he's got... 11 dice again, to Germany's 17.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:26 No.16001087
    Oh man, that means I've been doing it wrong for a while in a similar way to your pattern of exchanges, Johnny boy.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:28 No.16001093
    Do we start a new thread, or noko it up and finish this bout before doing so?
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:28 No.16001095
    A terrifying notion, no? I'm still trying to figure out the exchanges thing. That example on their website is helping though, I think I was like 30% wrong. It was just the most important 30%.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:28 No.16001098
    rolled 6, 7, 3, 8, 4, 5, 1, 2, 6, 5, 5, 1, 4, 3, 7, 1, 1 = 69

    10 swing to the face, save afew for a follow up swing
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:29 No.16001103
    I say Noko, I doubt this one is going to go on for much longer. Cesare's not exactly swimming in options here.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:29 No.16001104
    So, uh, what does blood loss actually do?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:29 No.16001105
    rolled 1, 1, 6, 4, 6, 6, 10, 1, 9, 9 = 53

    10 swing to the face, save afew for a follow up swing
    woops dam verification ate my 10d10
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:30 No.16001111
    You roll, uh...EN vs. your blood loss level as a TN each round, each time you fail you lose a temp point of Health, if your Health goes to 1 your pools are halved, if it goes to 0 you slip into a coma and probably die.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:31 No.16001112
    That's 17 sir. An easy mistake, as we've been doing it for three rounds now.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:31 No.16001118
    rolled 4, 3, 1, 8, 10, 4, 7, 2, 5, 1, 6 = 51

    The correct answer is full evasion.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:33 No.16001123
    Oh snap.

    Alright folks, Cesare successfully runs away! Succeeding a full evasion basically breaks the contest, and moves it back to the toss-off between red and blue.

    The question is, is Cesare going to stop running?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:35 No.16001138
    He's battered, bruised, and losing blood. Discretion may be the better part of valor here, since the Kraut's defenses are still going to be pretty rock solid. Then again, another lucky kneecap might just upend the German...
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:36 No.16001142
    Given hauberk and shield, I don't think Rick could catch him. It's something like Move 8 vs move 7.5, and both of them have wounded legs. One of them is just running for his life.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:38 No.16001153
    A man doesn't get Proficiency 10+2 and a Black Russian without knowing when to run away.

    Cesare flees, reminding himself to train in chausses from now on, leaving the School's other Provosts to restrain the German (or die trying) while he finds the Master.
    >> Rapierfag 08/20/11(Sat)06:39 No.16001157
    Did one of these fights just end without a fatality? I'm shocked.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:40 No.16001158
    i dont think either would really want to continue really. ones just standing and the other is bleeding alot and quite brused
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:41 No.16001163
    So... However many men represent my audience. Should we leave it there for tonight, or do you still thirst for carnage?

    (Someday, incidentally, we'll have to do a rematch of these two. Cesare in full gear, Richtofen less drunk.)

    If you still hunger, we could make another thread. Or we could leave the bloodshed for another day, and end on the happy note of a cautionary tale of chausses and greaves.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:41 No.16001166
    Ahhh, that was a really intense fight. Even the almighty Pollaxe can sometimes find itself in a severe pickle should the dice turn sour.

    Some things I'd like to see in future threads like this:

    Unarmed combat, fist to fist, grapple to grapple!
    Two dandies duking it out with smallswords or rapiers
    The Mad Arab who is pissed off about the Crusades and mistakes a Landsknecht for a Crusader Knight.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:43 No.16001178
    I'm done for tonight, but if people want to keep on truckin', I just hope you archive it on easymodo or sup/tg/ or whatever.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:44 No.16001186
    I'm feeling it as well. This was an incredibly protracted affair.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:45 No.16001191
    I wouldn't mind continuing, but we've just driven two threads to autosage. Two is enough. Whenever the next time though I hope I'm there. We still owe someone a Bearfight.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:46 No.16001197
    So it shall be. Gentlemen, THIS was a triumph. A jolly good show.

    I'll see you all when I see you. Farewell.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:47 No.16001199
    Amen to that.

    ...One other thing that might be interesting (and quite possibly rather quicker than these full-armored melee contests)? A pistol duel.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:47 No.16001207
    I am quite sated from tonights bloodshed. I lol'ed quite heartily at Skittles v. Mycah, but was somewhat disappointed nobody ended up with a shattered groin in either bout.

    I need sleep though, so I vote further bloodshed be postponed.
    Also, we must see The Bear break some poor sod bone by bone.
    >> John Galt 08/20/11(Sat)06:49 No.16001216
    I shall put my mind to making both of these humble wishes come true.
    But for now... King of Dragon Pass beckons. Been torrenting it ever since I got home.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:51 No.16001229

    Can he go and do a beat again?
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)06:55 No.16001259
    Thanks for the threads, Johnny-Boyo. It was so entertaining I had to go as far as to de-lurk for a moment, and post my appreciation.

    Maybe we can have a drunken Finn with a knife versus a bear next time.
    >> Anonymous 08/20/11(Sat)07:03 No.16001331
    It looks like he ran, but yes, normally he'd be allowed to do that since it's back to initiative.

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