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    297 KB Riddle of Steel: Of Polacks, Swedes and Swords John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)03:42 No.17499716  
    Gentlemen. Ladies. Gentlemen pretending to be Ladies. I give you, The Riddle of Steel!

    The time has come for the continuation of that hallowed tradition of Riddle of Steel deathmatches. For too long, we've gone without blood. Much too long. I thirst for violence, and I know you do too--so I've prepared a special treat for you today, a return to form. One on one, man to (wo)man, Swede to Pole, Sidesword to Saber.

    To you newbies out there, feel free to drop in, you'll find no better way to get into Riddle of Steel than observing a hideous gladiatorial match. It's how I learned.

    Schedule yourselves another confession boys, because this one's gonna get sinful. Let's get down to business.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)03:45 No.17499746
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    Before I forget, here are our weapons, personal favorites of mine for being the weird mutant cousins of the Cut & Thrust and the Rapier.

    The Pallasch, a Long saber with 7s across the board, the Sidesword, a Medium range rapier that can cut in a pinch. It rally doesn't get any cooler than that.

    Coming up next the contenders.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)03:52 No.17499805
    (Tough crowd, tough crowd.)

    Sheon Pihlava
    (Why are we letting a woman fight in the ring? Because Christopher Judge is in the next Batman movie. Damn right I've been drinking officer, you ain't the boss of me.)
    ST 5 WP 5 Reflex 7
    AG 7 Wit 7 Knockout 4
    TO 4 MA 4 Knockdown 6
    EN 7 Soc 3 Aim 6
    HT 6 Per 5 Move 10
    Proficiencies: Cut & Thrust 10
    Equipment: Pallasch
    Armor: Leather Jack (2)
    CP: 17

    Karl Tillstrom
    (The Dane who slew Legionary Sulla is a hard act to follow, let's see if this guy can keep the nordic ball rolling.)
    ST 6 WP 4 Reflex 6
    AG 6 Wit 6 Knockout 5
    TO 5 MA 4 Knockdown 6
    EN 5 Soc 3 Aim 4
    HT 7 Per 4 Move 9
    Proficiencies: Rapier 10
    Equipment: Sidesword
    Armor: Breastplate (5)
    CP: 16
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)03:57 No.17499860
    Ahh, it's one of those days, then. Alright, final bump, then I'll try it again another day.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)03:58 No.17499881
    Before you go, can I ask who you really are?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)03:59 No.17499884
    He hath returned! The prophecies were true!

    ...Pallach versus someone lacking armor on his sword arm? I have a feeling I know how this fight's gonna end.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:00 No.17499899
    Why pallasch is saber if its blade isnt curved at all?
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)04:02 No.17499913
    Why, who sent you? You can tell your IRS masters that I'll start paying taxes when they bring back daisy-chain soda can lids.

    The pallasch is that sort of weapon, aye, but there's a thing or two here to commend the sidesword.
    Mostly the fact that it's basically a rapier with more options. It's gonna be a good fight.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:03 No.17499918
    >Ahh, it's one of those days, then. Alright, final bump, then I'll try it again another day.

    Give it a chance, most people don't camp out /tg/ waiting for RoS threads. If you start, they'll show up.
    >> Guybrarian 01/11/12(Wed)04:04 No.17499927

    GOOD BYE RESTFUL NIGHT'S SLEEP. We got Galt in the house.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:04 No.17499928
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    Most pallasches were curved, but a few models of them were made that were straight and heavy as fuck. That seems to be what this statline represents.

    It's still technically a saber for its relation to the more conventional design.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:06 No.17499941
    Oh shit yeah Galt!

    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:06 No.17499943
    Strange. I always thought that pallasch is just 17th century broadsword in my language.
    Realy google gives same images.
    >> Guybrarian 01/11/12(Wed)04:08 No.17499961
    On the note of RoS, is there a link to the new scan? I've lost mine in the craziness that was a new computer.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:09 No.17499971
    Well scan is terrible, and also i cant buy rulebook in my country.
    Shit sucks.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:09 No.17499978
    >Most pallasches were curved

    What the dick?

    A Pallasch is pretty much a staight sword in a conventional euro basket hilt dating from... the 17th-19th century, I think. If you put an actual saber blade on it it's called a: "saber".
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:10 No.17499980

    It's like the first link on /rs/ when you search for Riddle of Steel.
    >> Guybrarian 01/11/12(Wed)04:11 No.17499991

    Thank you, kind sir, and I am downloading now.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)04:15 No.17500021
    Alright, so let's get to the nitty gritty.

    The year is 1657. The Swedish Deluge is coming to an end. On their way out of the country, the lions of the north have encountered a problem typical in countries with large slavic populations. (Slavs.)

    Karl Tillstrom is one such man, who has become separated from the withdrawing army, and has been running from a vengeful mob for the last week and a half.

    Running only goes so far, it turns out. Tillstrom has found himself cornered in a barn by a very angry Polish woman with a sword, who has the glint of uncommon talent in her eyes.

    The rest of her cohorts must be on their way. This fight cannot last long, or it won't matter who wins. So think like a Swede, /tg/: Red, or Blue?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:19 No.17500048
    >> Snapper Carr 01/11/12(Wed)04:20 No.17500056

    >> Guybrarian 01/11/12(Wed)04:21 No.17500059
    I'd say Blue, let the angry Pole strike first, but time is not on our side. Red.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:21 No.17500060
    Wait, which are we? Swede or Slav?

    Also, does the sidesword parry at 6 or 7 against a pally?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:24 No.17500076
    We're the Swede. And probably 7, because pallashes are specifically denoted as being heavy.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)04:27 No.17500096
    Wait, I'm fucking stupid, sorry, Red. More people voted red.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:28 No.17500104
    Oh god, even if we can close to our ideal range, she can still draw-cut us for ST+3. Man, that Pallasch....

    I say we try to end this quickly. Red, followed by a Beat for 6 dice.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)04:29 No.17500112
    Right, so Karl throws Red. The Pole also throws Red.

    Gentlemen, we're where we always like to be. Red/Red. What kind of attack will our dear Nord declare? Then it's down to initiative to see who hits first.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:30 No.17500120
    >Red, followed by a Beat for 6 dice.

    Actually, noting her CP; better make that 9 dice.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:31 No.17500127
    Shit, red red. Her weapon has reach, ours has a slightly better atn. And she's got better reflex. Is there a way to simultaneously defend and attack with just a rapier?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:35 No.17500173

    Nope, we're fucked unless her strike meets our torso.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:35 No.17500174
    How much do we need to hold back to buy back initiative, assuming we lose it?
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)04:37 No.17500182
    There are worse plans than this, because beat halves (in this case negates) range modifiers.

    The woman will still declare a cut to the neck with 7, as I prematurely announced before.

    So, now we have the fun stuff. Reflex tests for initiative!

    So, Karl's reflex of 7 (six plus one for thrusting) at difficulty 6.
    Pihlava's reflex of 7 at difficulty 7.

    Let's do it folks!
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:38 No.17500191
    In character we shouldn't know, but it's the enemy's Perception score, which is 5. The problem is that she's actually more likely to win the test for it.

    red red is such balls dude.
    >> Polka 01/11/12(Wed)04:40 No.17500203
    rolled 9, 10, 6, 8, 9, 8, 8 = 58

    The polka at difficulty 7. Let my curse pass on to her!
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:41 No.17500210
    rolled 6, 1, 3, 7, 3, 5, 2 = 27

    rollin for Karl
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:41 No.17500211
    God DAMN IT Leroy, it's the FIRST FUCKING ROUND and you've already killed us.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:41 No.17500213
    hay galt are you still raging at Dark Souls?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:43 No.17500228
    Well, fuck. At least we saved enough to try to buy initiative, although she'll probably just buy it back afterwards.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:45 No.17500246
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    We are so fucked.

    Alas, poor /tg/, I knew thee well.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)04:46 No.17500249
    Less so now, I restarted as Wanderer instead of Knight.

    Shit is so much easier without being a clunky slow guy.

    Ouch. Alright, Doctor Doom, why don't you roll Sheon's actual attack? 7 dice. Decent chance it'll hit the armor and do diddy, but...
    >> Snapper Carr 01/11/12(Wed)04:46 No.17500254
    You know, I have no idea how to play this system what so ever.

    But it is still massively interesting.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)04:46 No.17500255
    Oh snap, I forgot about the initiative buying. Yeah, that's... Only the most complicated thing in the world, but let me break it down for you before we roll any sort of Swede decapitation stuff.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:49 No.17500271
    You've gotten rusty, Galt. What would Ayn Rand think?
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)04:51 No.17500286
    This is how we all learn. Dice sort of roll around, nobody's sure what's going on, and then someone dies horribly.

    So, buying the initiative goes like so:

    First, you spend a number of CP equal to the target's perception. In our case, 5. Now, this does mean that we've spend 14 so far, so we only have 2 dice left for the next exchange. (Better make it worth it.)
    Then, we roll our WP (which is 4) against her Reflex (which is 7.)
    She must then roll her Wit against our Reflex (7 against 6, Jesus Christ), BUT, each additional CP spent can raise this difficulty by 1, in our case to 8.

    Yes, this is the most needlessly complicated part of the game. The long and short of it is:

    Karl rolls 4 against 7.
    Sheon rolls 7 against 8.
    Whoever wins this roll is going to win the fight, barring ridiculous circumstances.

    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:52 No.17500294
    >You know, I have no idea how to play this system what so ever.

    My advice would be to read a few of the previous Riddle of Steel deathmatches on sup/tg/. That's how I learned the system.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:54 No.17500311
    I'm afraid to roll...
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:55 No.17500321
    rolled 7, 10, 8, 8 = 33

    Fuck it.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:56 No.17500322
    rolled 2, 2, 10, 7 = 21


    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:56 No.17500327
    Even if we win, she's got a pool of 17, and we're only beating with 9.
    We might negate the attack, but next exchange she's going to have 3-4 dice left, and we're not going to have any. This is bad juju man.
    >> Starshadow 01/11/12(Wed)04:57 No.17500335
    It returns! :D I missed these. And I see that things have already gone to shit for our hero. Par the course!
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)04:57 No.17500336
    rolled 2, 8, 5, 9, 7, 3, 9 = 43

    (Also rolling for the bitch)
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:00 No.17500358
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    Three to Four. Karl somehow wins the initiative, his Beat goes through!

    Roll 9 dice at 6. Each success will lower her pool by 2, and even one success will prevent her from using that weapon for stuff next exchange, thus giving our boy Karl some breathing room.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:00 No.17500367
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:02 No.17500382
    >next exchange she's going to have 3-4 dice left, and we're not going to have any

    We'll have two, with which we can Stop Short. It's not the best outcome, but it means we start the next round with initiative. This could have gone A LOT worse for us.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:02 No.17500384
    rolled 9, 9, 10, 2, 7, 1, 1, 9, 7 = 55

    Denied, bitch!
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:08 No.17500419
    Alright, that's 6 successes, for a total of 12. The Slav's attack is negated, and as >>17500382 has suggested, you can Stop Short (with no chance of having a lasting impact on CP, since she has 5 left, so let's skip the rolling) to basically skip that exchange, and arrive back at Pool Refresh.

    So let's do that. ROUND 2.

    Back to full, Karl has the initiative.

    What's the move, boys?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:10 No.17500437

    Thrust to the groin, naturally.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:11 No.17500443
    If I'm reading this right, she just lost 12 dice from he pool, dropping it to 5 and she can't use her sword, meanwhile we have initiative and 2 dice left?

    So, either we go low-risk and stop-short to keep initiative, or high-risk and stab her in the balls, hoping she doesn't try something tricky, like try a Partial Evade and pay 2 die to buy init with it.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:11 No.17500445
    >what's the move

    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:12 No.17500454
    We could try a cut, which looks weak (lol sidesword) and then feint into a thrust when she under defends, potentially decisive, but that would waste a lot of dice.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:13 No.17500467
    The stop short was such a given that he assumed we'd do it because we don't want to die, and moved straight to us having the initiative, the range, and a full pool. This bitch is going down.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:15 No.17500479

    Yeah, I saw that just after I hit "post". Deleted it to avoid confusion.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:17 No.17500495
    Eh, what this guy said. I'm glad that everyone came to the same conclusion though. Simply keeping the initiative through to the next round is a really good idea to get to a full pool without eating saber.

    Now that you have a full pool, however, thrusting to the groin does sound like a pretty swell idea...
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:19 No.17500510
    >thrusting to the groin does sound like a pretty swell idea

    This is Riddle of Steel, is it ever not?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:19 No.17500511
    I suggest a thrust to the groin with 10 dice. That's enough that she'll have to reach deep into the bag of tricks to get around that one.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:19 No.17500513

    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:20 No.17500519
    I say we thrust to the groin with 10 dice.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:22 No.17500534

    She may buy initiative, that would not be wise.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:26 No.17500553
    16 would be your entire pool, and would give her the chance to buy the initiative. 10 is a more conservative number, and still significant enough to cripple her pool, so let's go with that.

    Against the thrust with 10 dice, Pihlava declares a parry with 14.

    So, 10 at 6 for Karl's thrust
    14 at 7 for Pihlava's defense
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:27 No.17500559
    rolled 9, 3, 6, 7, 6, 1, 10, 2, 2, 3 = 49

    Phew, was afraid she'd also declare an Expulsion.
    >> Queen Bitch of Poland 01/11/12(Wed)05:28 No.17500563
    rolled 4, 3, 1, 1, 9, 7, 9, 10, 9, 9, 4, 4, 2, 4 = 76

    14 dice to stop 10 doesn't sound like a good deal at all.
    >> dice+10d10 Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:28 No.17500566
    Do us proud, Karl!
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:29 No.17500575
    Close, but no dead Polish psycho bitch...
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:31 No.17500587
    A successful parry--barely, and that is true, an expulsion would've been pretty smart right about now.

    As it stands, this does mean that she has the initiative. Karl has a pool of 5 remaining (because of the range cost for that thrust), and Sheon has 3 dice remaining.

    The polack, perhaps feeling the heat, declares a simple cut to zone V with all 3.

    What will your response be? A bold counter could end the fight right here, or it could result in hideous death. Your call, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:31 No.17500593
    Okay, looks like 5 vs. 6 in Pole Lady's favour.

    Okay, she has three dice and we have six. I suggest we counter the shit out of this bitch with all our dice. If it goes well, we'll at least get initiative back for next turn. If it goes REALLY well, we can bleed her a bit.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:32 No.17500602

    Don't fuck around with a polish guy making a small attack to the head.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:33 No.17500603
    rolled 5, 5, 3, 8 = 21


    Okay, countering this shit with all six dice, minus two for activation.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:34 No.17500608
    We cannot actually counter, guys. We're using Rapier proficiency. Rapier proficiency *cannot counter cuts*.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:34 No.17500610
    rolled 5, 6, 8, 6 = 25

    Ignore me, I'm a faggot and got the amount of dice wrong.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:34 No.17500616

    Flat parry for five dice, I'd say - it might be cowardly, but it's much more likely to work than a counter. If she lands this, there's about a 50-50 chance of it instantly winning her the fight.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:35 No.17500625
    WOW. How did I miss that one?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:36 No.17500628
    rolled 9, 6, 7, 8, 2 = 32


    We'll follow the rules here, I guess, but that's kind of bullshit. Rapiers can counter cuts IRL. But I digress, and some asshole will just start a debate when we should be FIGHTAN'.

    So have a standard parry.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:36 No.17500632

    Steady on, let everyone have a chance to discuss it before rolling.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:36 No.17500639
    rolled 10, 2, 2 = 14

    Here's a roll for the villainess.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:37 No.17500654
    Wouldn't be the first time the original printing of tRoS has done something derpy. Rapier also lacks the Cut attack form, Jians are treated like *greatswords*, etc...
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:38 No.17500659

    Alright, successful parry and we refresh, no-one having accomplished anything so far. Initiative Karl, let's get this shit on.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:39 No.17500671
    I'm glad this fight is actually turning out to have some longevity to it, I figured we were gonna be dead after that first shot. *chuckle*
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:39 No.17500672
    This man has the right of it, though the point on countering is enough that I won't argue it. A parry is sufficient.

    This man hass the right of it! Proceed!
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:40 No.17500679
    Agh, I didn't mean to do the 'has the right of it' thing twice in the same post. Fuck.

    Anyway, you know what I mean.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:41 No.17500690
    I'd say it's time for something tricksy. Chop at her neck then feint into a thrust for the face.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:41 No.17500692
    I'm actually shocked that the sidesword is this good. I never really understood its utility until now, it's fantastic for fighting weapons specifically like this.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:44 No.17500717
    This is a good idea. Cut for 5, and then feint up to 10. Should use exactly 16 dice--our entire pool, but we'll win, and it will seem like we left enough that she won't try to buy the initiative.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:46 No.17500728
    The sidesword looks like it sucks at cutting, so she probably won't invest too much into it even if we spend a high initial number. How about a cut for 10, and then we just feint it up to 12?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:47 No.17500734
    This, despite the rules saying Rapiers can't declare Cuts. (Of course, rapiers ALSO don't NEED to declare a Cut to Feint, so in the end I don't think a fuck needs to be given either way)
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)05:52 No.17500768
    Then so it shall be.

    The cut for 5 is declared (fuck the police), and Sheon will attempt what she probably thinks will be a decisive Counter with 10 dice (plus 2 for activation.)
    Then the Cut turns into a Thrust at 10 dice.

    So, 10 at 6 for Karl
    10 at 7 for Sheon.

    Let it be so!
    >> Kahrlnold 01/11/12(Wed)05:53 No.17500776
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    rolled 5, 6, 2, 8, 10, 2, 1, 9, 8, 5 = 56

    If that counter succeeds, we're a dead man. Roll well, little Swede!
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:54 No.17500780
    rolled 2, 6, 10, 9, 2, 8, 9, 7, 3, 9 = 65

    Uphold the memory of Gustav Vasa, mighty Swede!
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:55 No.17500788
    rolled 4, 1, 1, 6, 6, 10, 3, 8, 8, 5 = 52

    Karl, cut this bitch.
    >> Polka 01/11/12(Wed)05:55 No.17500790
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    rolled 7, 9, 5, 8, 1, 3, 10, 4, 8, 10 = 65

    I've never been this afraid of a Polish person.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:56 No.17500795
    rolled 9, 6, 8, 4, 6, 4, 10, 8, 2, 2 = 59

    OK, rolling for the Pole
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:58 No.17500801
    >5 to 6

    Great. Poland can finally into something, and it's our ass.
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    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)05:58 No.17500808

    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:00 No.17500825
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    rolled 1 = 1

    Damn it. We were on a roll, too.
    Alright, pulling up the Counter table, and I'll roll just to make it quicker.

    For those who don't know quite how Counter works, I'll explain it next post. It's one of the cooler maneuvers, but it's also a bit random.
    >> Snapper Carr 01/11/12(Wed)06:02 No.17500841
    I feel kind of bad rooting for the Pole now, since I had no emotional connection to the Swede.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:04 No.17500852
    Well, great. She's gonna chop our feet off.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:04 No.17500858
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    Ok, so here's what just happened.

    A Counter is basically a parry that hits back. On the exchange immediately after this one, this woman is compelled to make an attack as determined by that table. The counter has a random effect--in this case a slash to Zone I, which I believe is the lower leg.

    She adds, not her own successes, but all of -Karl's- successes on that attack to this coming attack, in addition to any she elects to add from her remaining pool. In this case, 5.

    So the total number of dice being rolled here are 10 at 7 for the attack. I'll roll 1d6 now for where exactly on Zone 1 the attack lands.

    There's a chance of survival here, slim though it may be.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:05 No.17500864
    John Galt, are you a Serbian by chance?

    >(SARB, fosho
    Capcha thinks so as well.
    >> Snapper Carr 01/11/12(Wed)06:06 No.17500875
    rolled 2, 9, 7, 6, 8, 4, 2, 2, 1, 3 = 44

    Oh man hope I'm doing this right.

    Roll for the Pole.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:06 No.17500876
    These kind of turnabouts are what make the game worth playing. I was sure we had her with the feint.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:07 No.17500881
    rolled 9, 10, 3, 5, 9, 6, 2, 4, 4, 2 = 54

    Alright, rolling 10 for the Pole.

    What's Karl's response?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:11 No.17500905

    If I'm reading it right, that's a level 5 wound. To our foot.

    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:11 No.17500907
    Does Karl have anything left to respond WITH?
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:16 No.17500939
    rolled 2 = 2

    Absolutely not. In fact, I was born in the very heart of Kentucky. The deep, deep heart of Kentucky. I don't even know where Serbia is. What's a Serbia?

    Right, this is... Level 5 is correct. Rolling for location...
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:18 No.17500947
    That's a strength 10 hit. Goddamn, a bit more and that would've punched through the breastplate. What do they feed people in Poland?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:18 No.17500950
    Oh god we're going to be on our back with a vicious Polish shrew standing over us. The horror, the horror...
    >> Snapper Carr 01/11/12(Wed)06:18 No.17500951
    Ow. Right in the shin.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:21 No.17500971
    I was rooting for the pole anyway.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:22 No.17500975
    So...she cut off our leg.

    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:25 No.17500985

    >Limb destroyed, instant knockdown

    The Polack, after a grueling confrontation of skill, strength and speed that stretched on and on, finally lands the first and last blow of the fight, taking Karl's right leg off at the shin.

    With a cry of anguish, the poor Swede falls over, at the mercy of a cruel and vindictive foe. Karl, who has successfully run away from every problem life has thrown at him so far, doesn't look like he'll be running anywhere ever again. But the deathblow to end Karl Tillstrom does not come, for the Pole, realizing her victory, feels an uncharacteristic respect for the disabled nord.

    You don't eat a Swede like that all at once. But what becomes of our boy Karl is a story for another day.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:28 No.17500991
    God. Death by Polish snoosnoo.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:29 No.17500996
    And that, ladies and gentlemen, was a great fight. The closest thing to two evenly matched opponents I've ever seen.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:29 No.17500997
    And it ends in guro porn, as it should here on 4chan.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:30 No.17501002
    A couple of suggestions for the next, or at least a future, battle:

    1) A good old-fashioned full harness brawl between knights. One, an Englishman, brandishing a nice big pollaxe, the other a German and his beloved longsword.

    2) A blossfechten Ultimate Battle of Ultimate Destiny between the two most beloved weapons in this game: Longsword vs. Bastard Sword. The former wielded by yet another German, the latter a Spadone brandished by a Tuscan. Two big swords, no metal armor, FINAL DESTINATION.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:30 No.17501003
    If you were from kentucky, you wouldn't have been able to spell kentucky.
    >> Snapper Carr 01/11/12(Wed)06:31 No.17501005
    Oh man, its time for some Katawa Shoujo, reversed genders 1600s Europe edition!
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:31 No.17501009
    Hail Galt!

    >victor., tatoryna
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:32 No.17501018
    I like the sound of both of these. I will take it under advisement.

    Fights between multiple people using longsword/greatsword are pretty much the most technical fuckfests possible, it's awesome to watch.

    Did I say Kentucky? I meant Atlantis.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:33 No.17501025
    So... you're a Polish noble girl and your task is to beat, and then fuck, the shit out of several guys from different countries? But FIRST, you must make sure they're cripples by any means necessary?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:34 No.17501031
    I cannot tell you how totally I am behind this idea.
    >> Snapper Carr 01/11/12(Wed)06:35 No.17501038

    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:37 No.17501047
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:37 No.17501055
    Guys, imagine.

    The riddle of steel


    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:39 No.17501063
    Man, that pallasch is terrifying. Long range, ATN 7, ST+2 cutting and the Cut & Thrust proficiency, are you kidding me?

    Maybe the worst weapon to face for someone who doesn't wear too much armor.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:39 No.17501064
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    I'm not sure which horrifies me more, the idea itself, or my growing certainty that the idea would sell.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:41 No.17501071
    The only thing worse is probably the Katana. ATN 5 to cut, also ST+3 cutting damage with draw cuts.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:43 No.17501080
    I myself refer to the Pallasch, the Rapier and the Schiavona as the Holy Trinity of 1H Swords. They're too cool for school.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:45 No.17501093
    It's a brute of a weapon alright. Notice that it kicks the shit out of regular sabers, too.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:45 No.17501094
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    The idea is pretty standard fare. I think it's the creeping certainty that a LOT of people would be into it.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:47 No.17501108
    Katana's scary for someone without armor on the limbs or neck, but the no-dachi's even worse. Same base cut mod and length as the pallasch, but with the same Cut ATN and Draw Cut mod as the katana. That's ST+4 cutting damage at M range.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:49 No.17501118
    The Schiavona is a weapon for assholes who win with counters.

    If that woman weren't polish, I'll bet she'd have been using one.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:50 No.17501123
    >The Schiavona is a weapon for assholes who win with counters.

    It's Venetian, so being an asshole weapon is pretty much a given.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:52 No.17501133
    I might actually use this woman again, in that context.

    Especially in a game in which the players are so vested in their survival and remaining whole, a villain whose only desire is to find great fighters (The PCs) and 'collect' then, must be fucking terrifying. You have opened pandora's box on my players.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:54 No.17501140
    So, is that it for tonight, or will we be seeing some more action again soon?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:56 No.17501151
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    > the latter parts of this thread
    > implying you need anything but a bastard sword to break this game in two
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:57 No.17501159
    We have missed you John. Please do stuff like this again soon.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:58 No.17501165
    Some polish nobels were essentially crazy and could do whatever the fuck they wanted before the deluge.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this had happened.
    >> John Galt 01/11/12(Wed)06:59 No.17501169
    I've got to kip my ass over to my place of business and pretend to work for several hours. I think we can say we're done for tonight/today, but I'll return once I'm off to continue the glorious business of bringing war to /tg/.

    This noble tradition will live again. Thanks for being the first to lend support to the second coming of Steel, folks. You guys are the tops.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)06:59 No.17501170
    Bastard swords are really awesome, but ironically they lose a bit of their full-on brokenness if you're not fighting a guy with hard armor.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)07:00 No.17501183
    Very well then! Thanks a bunch for the glorious slinging of blades, Johnny boy, it's good to have you back.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)07:54 No.17501452
    GODDAMMIT I always miss these.

    You fuckers conspire to have them when I'm away, don't you?
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)08:00 No.17501476
    >best ATN for evasive attack
    >can wind and bind
    >decent range
    I'd say there's still a lot of brokenness going on
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)10:32 No.17502106
    Doesn't matter when your opponent puts 30cp into a stab to the diiiiiiiiiick.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)13:25 No.17503138
    Galt! I have a request! Send two characters from Demon's/Dark Souls against each other. Requesting Beorr of the Twin Fangs, specifically.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)16:56 No.17505373
    Well, compare it to a Longsword. Evasive Attack is still an effective option, it can Wind and Bind too, and the reach is the same on the grip and at the halfsword. In armor, the Bastard Sword is the clear winner; outside of armor it's a much closer matchup.
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)20:35 No.17508116
    >> Anonymous 01/11/12(Wed)22:02 No.17508975
    Have a nightbump, enjoyed reading.
    >> Anonymous 01/12/12(Thu)02:43 No.17511887
    Just did a test combat. A Longsword vs. Bastard Sword showdown, but unlike the suggested above 'twas in full harness. Lasted six exchanges before a level 1 wound was inflicted by the bastard sword, ending the fight as it was fluffed as a first blood match. Was indeed a most technical fight.
    >> Anonymous 01/12/12(Thu)07:12 No.17513526
    One more bump before bed.
    >> Anonymous 01/12/12(Thu)07:31 No.17513632
    Fucking fuckers, I managed to miss this! Next time Galt, next time!
    >> Anonymous 01/12/12(Thu)07:35 No.17513662
    Sidesword guy did way better than I expected, but the outcome to this one should've been clear from the start. The Pole had more CP, a better Per and better WP.
    The only way to really expect to win with a sidesword against broadswords is to use initiative tricks. No chance of that here.
    >> Anonymous 01/12/12(Thu)12:21 No.17515532
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    Sorry I haven't had time to work on tRoS 2nd Ed wiki. Been busy with life. Hopefully I'll get an opportunity to next week though.

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