http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8oyd3MnReM&feature=fvwp&NR=1A generation ago the world burned. In the time of feuding clans and rebellion against the Emperor's Divine Mandate by the southern provinces the Middle Kingdom was invaded by barbarians who swept in on a tide of blood. After almost a generation of suffering and the fall of the old Dynasty after it lost the Mandate of Heaven, peace holds over the Middle Kingdom under the new Emperor. In this time of healing many prohibitions from the time of the last Emperor in an attempt to reconnect with older traditions. Tournaments of martial combat have once again come into vogue, and the various dojos of the Middle Kingdom have come out of the shadows since the persecution against them has ended. With the barbarians repelled and the land united calm has become the norm as the people try to forget the terrors of the past.But even in the pool of sweetest tranquility there are always ripples...*******************************************************There are many styles of fighting taught in the Dojos of the Middle Kingdom. Some are rooted in ancient tradition, some are the techniques of upstart schools rising in the world, and others are rooted in secret societies and founded on promises all but the most esoteric masters have forgotten. Each of them have begun training and sending out champions in order to secure the reputation and honor of their respective schools of fighting.Choose your style, honor your school, seize your destiny.(Cont'd)
>White Lotus Style (Yao Zhe Syndicate): A style that seeks to strike the breath from an opponent's body. The use of pressure points and lightning fast hand strikes are taught along with swift footwork to outmaneuver styles that draw their power from more traditional stances. Grappling is frowned on. Weapons commonly used with the style are the three section staff, the combat staff, and the tonfa. The style is heavily associated with the Yao Zhe Syndicate, a martial arts society that seized control of smuggling and protection operations in the western part of the country.>Pros: Strong mid-range techniques, excellent footwork, techniques don't require lots of power to be devastating>Cons: Weak grappling, weak stances>Moon Fox Style (Yellow Poet Society): A style that seeks to allow the opposition to defeat itself. This style favors misdirection coupled with throws, locks, and open handed strikes. Kicking is de-emphasized and hard strikes are not favored. Traditional weapons include throwing knives, rope darts, and the curved sword. The Silk Fox Style is traditionally an art favored by Courtesans and is still well known amongst them, but a group of traveling masters called the Yellow Poet Society is responsible for its rise to popularity in recent years.>Pros: Good grappling and groundwork, users don't telegraph their moves, use enemy's power against them>Cons: Lack of variety of hard striking techniques, lack of long range kicking(cont'd)
>Black Tiger Style (Old Pine Tree School): A style that seeks to seize its opponent like the Tiger. Chokes and close body combat are emphasized in combination with a style of swift and direct kicking. Long range strikes almost always lead into chokes and bone breaking locks as the tiger closes with its prey. De-emphasizes any strike that isn't a kick or a lead in to a grapple. Traditional weapons include claws, nunchucks, and sais. This marital art is associated with the Old Pine Tree School, a traditional dojo located in the southern mountains and jungles.>Pros: Good grappling and groundwork, strong kicking techniques, powerful stances>Cons: De-emphasizes midrange techniques, has no answer to short range strikes aside from grappling>Cloud Dragon Style (Bong Fei Temple): A style that seeks to strike in a moment of divine inspiration. Strong stances fuel devastating kicks and hand strikes, and the style is known for hitting hard. De-emphasizes grappling and close range strikes, as these are not the way of the Dragon. Traditional weapons include the spear, swords of all sorts, and the staff. This martial art is associated with the Bong Fei Temple, which teaches any who are willing to come live by the rules of its order so long as they train there.>Pros: Strong stances means power, good strikes at long and mid range>Cons: Weak grappling, weak close range strikes>Grey Spider Style (Zhou Family): A style that seeks to strike the heart. Rapid combinations of focused close and medium range strikes are emphasized. Long range techniques and kicking are discouraged as inefficient uses of one's energy. The net, axe, and hook swords are native to this art. This martial art is associated with the Zhou Family who once held great power, and is practiced by both family members and trusted retainers.>Pros: Rapid close range striking, good mid range striking, good stances>Cons: No long range techniques, no real kicks
>>22982279White lotus style
>>22982310The yao zhe style reminds me of a style called Arhat Deva. It appears in the fist of the north star series, and has the same or a similar goal. If I understand what I'm reading right, a yao zhe chain might be>hit that forces a sudden exhale>punch in the right temple>kick in the left knee>throat paralyzing jab>tonfa strike to back of headResult: swept off feet and suddenly killed via a hard blow to the back of the head, the kill mostly silent.>note: this assumes a nat 20 success or two, I'm really just trying to figure out if I understand what I'm reading or not.
>>22982328Grey Spider Style. I like the name and if we can close the distance on someone we can keep up the beat down until they're down.
>>22982310Moon Fox Style.
I like Moon Fox. It sounds really effective at countering other styles.
Moon Fox all the way.
>>22982383If you want to get Sherlock Holmes about it, though barehanded strikes can be lethal as well.
If this is after 1st century AD, the Grey Spiders would probably have some martial accupunctural knowledge. This means a grey spider user might be able to paralyze, reverse, divert, or otherwise seriously harm a target's circulatory system by hitting the right areas. And since its looking to stop the heart, this is likely something they would know. I'm not the OP, I just know a good bit about martial arts, whether they be real or fictional and I'm trying to help make it exciting, fun, and interesting by lending my knowledge.
Moon Fox sounds like the true baller's martial art.
>>22982310Can we make people explode with white lotus style?
>>22982455Pressure points are something both Grey Spider and White Lotus likes a lot, though nobody has a monopoly on anything.
>>22982474We're going somewhere between realistic and high wuxia rather than full on kung fu wizards, so no.
Gonna put in a vote for cloud dragon style.
>>22982310>Lack of variety of hard striking techniquesBut they do things like open-hand strikes to joints, right? If so, then I don't see a problem.
>>22982497So we can't make people explode, but we might be able to stop their heart, block chi flow, and otherwise fuck them up with some proper touches, but not explode them. Also, I vote for Grey Spider, they're very direct and to the point and can cover close and medium range rather well.
>>22982497Could a martial arts user strike the correct pressure points to make a target feel so much pain their affected limb is effectively paralyzed, or they have a seizure or stroke from the strain of the damage? While they don't make people explode, some of the more advanced techniques in martial arts can make a person have a seizure, stroke, or faint instantly.
>>22982359>>White Lotus Styleagree but all the styles listed seam to be external in nature are there no soft forms? on internal styles available? yea >White Lotus Style then make friends with a Moon Fox to grt some locks a >Cloud Dragon Style for better foot work and kicks >>honestly not taking the best t form from all we meet. and practicing them till we are so good we can make our one style and say every one stole from us.
>>22982439barehanded you sayhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glsUlacDN7Q
>>22982532Moon Fox sounds like a soft form. It's open-hand and seems to be built on the water principle. It sounds like Tai Chi mixed with Aikido.
Moon fox seems like the most awesome. We don't have many hard striking techniques, but then, we don't NEED that many.Alternatively, Dragon or spider.
>>22982532sounds like someone's read some "How I killed your master."
>>22982531That's a thing, yes.>>22982532We're not going by Wu Lin rules, so no external/internal style.
>>22982552I read somewhere that there was at one time a (now archaic) version of tai chi that was martial purposes, and not relaxation. It was outlawed in the 14th or 15th century as being 'to deadly'. I'm not sure thats true or not, but theres a lore reason it could be like tai chi and akkido if you care to use it.
>>22982615Tai Chi is still deadly and for martial purposes. It's name literally translates to Supreme Ultimate Fist.
>>22982615Have you ever heard of the Dim Mak?
>>22982651I've seen one or two films where its used for martial purposes. If they are anywhere even CLOSE to reality, thats a style I would want to learn and use. I thought that the relaxation form was different from the martial form. Might have been told wrong information there.
>>22982651This. This is entirely true. If you practice Tai Chi at full speed instead of at a meditative pace, it is a truly brutal soft/water art. Brutal soft strikes, incredible stance and space manipulation, fantastic redirection and joint destruction. Plus, its principles help enhance literally any other martial art you know.
>>22982569nope just school motto "if they got anything you like and works, work it improve it make it so good its yours then it is.""extra points for beating them with it and calming it was yours all along" >>22982578so all have a mix?>>22982552but White Lotus Style seams like Aikijutsu so thats more good er
>>22982663One of my teachers showed it to me at one point. He told me very clearly, "You are never to use this unless you or my god daughter are in life or death danger. Am I clear?" I said yes and learned it. Dated his god daughter for about a year after that, things didn't work out. I'll shut up now so I don't derail, this thread mite b cool.>also; have a picture
>>22982615>I read somewhere that there was at one time a (now archaic) version of tai chi that was martial purposes>>22982651>Tai Chi is still deadly and for martial purposes. It's name literally translates to Supreme Ultimate Fist.Yeah. I was under the impression that all those motions are straight up combat moves, and they just practice slow because that also improves your balance.
>>22982734I had been told at one point that the two forms diverge and that the martial form has different postures and movements. I might be misremembering what I was told though because it was so long ago. Thats why the confusion.
>>22982734Practicing slow also improves your form. You should never practice so fast that you lose control of your motions. If you practice it right, no matter how slow, once it's time to put it to proper use, you'll do it correctly.
>>22982755Kung Fu - especially San Soo - is derived from Tai Chi. Tai Chi is the ur martial art of China, and it shows.
My current tally is:White Lotus: 3Grey Spider: 2 or 3?Moon Fox: 5Cloud Dragon: 1It would seem that Moon Fox has won out, but I'll give it another five minutes or so.
>>22982772Please go ahead and continue. I was one of the White Lotus votes, but I would rather start than see my style of choice win out.
>>22982569Actually, that whole "steal from everywhere as long as it works" thing has been around for quite a while (although How I Killed Your Master is awesome), "Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own." and all that.Voting for Moon Fox.
>>22982279Cloud Dragon StyleNo other style is fit for the martial arts emperor!I think we should pick the cloud dragon style and go full on Ken-Oh mode.
>>22982795Isn't that basically Jeet Kune Do?
>>22982734Exactly, practicing them slow gets you better form, balance, and so on. It does have health benefits which is nice, but it's also an extremely brutal martial art form in some respects. It's very soft and flowing, and then you break someone's neck or drop them onto the concrete and break something.
>>22982802"Omai wa, shinderu."
>>22982812In theory. It's been around for a long time (Kyokushin karate is a hybrid style, for example), but Bruce Lee was one of the most notable men to write the concept out as a fighting philosophy.Musashi wrote a similar treatise way back in the day, actually. The Book of Five Rings.
>>22982802To be honest Kenshiro's style would be more of a combination of white lotus and moon fox.
>>22982310Moon Fox sounds spectacular in play.
>>22982905To me it feels more like a combination of White Lotus and Grey Spider. Lots of fast close/medium strikes, minimal kicking, pressure points.
>>22982897fuck yea Musashi killing noobs with a sword was boring so in his latter life he just used a wooden one so they had a chance to survive the encounter (most still did not )
>>22982921Also just FUN. This is my personal prejudices showing, but grappling is just plain neat.
>>22982942Especially standing grapples. Ground fighting is just fucking lame.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V0opKObsPYAfter spending years training with your Master in the Yellow Poet Society, you have been deemed ready to strike out on your own. You have wandered some distance and found a local tournament to enter. There is no flashy pageantry or competitions of form or skill with weapons, and there are plenty of half trained fools and brawling louts who have entered, but you have noticed a few warriors who seem to be worth fighting, which is why you decided to enter the tournament here and begin your quest...*****************************************The gong rings as a fighter in the circle is dispatched by a sloppy punch to the jaw. As the man drops like a sack of rice he is dragged off by tournament organizers and the floor is cleared for the next bout. Your bout. You rise to your feet and toss aside the cloth you had draped over your head as your name is called by the announcer.What name does he call, and just who is it that steps into the ring?>Name>Gender>Description
>>22982981Fei Jing, female, short hair, slim frame.
>>22982981Exceptional Iron Dragon Dildo Long Feng
>>22983014This works with me.
>>22982981Quin LeeMaleAn actual traveling poet, out to find as many experiences in life as possible, a late son in a large family there wasn't a lot for him at home and he took to traveling. He fell in with the Yellow Poet Society and learned both of their arts. For nw he seeks to improve the martial as a way of improving his poetry. Centering the body and mind and finding experiences to write about while hes at it.
>>22983014I'm okay with this. Although you realize "Fei" is a masculine given name, right?
>>22982802Still think this, cloud dragon sounds like it has the most "fuck your general direction" which I find really cool. Also got the whole old school temple wibe to it.
>>22982981Chen Li BeiMaleRather tall, a bit lanky, doesn't express much on his face, wants to be a poet, isn't that good at poetry.
>>22982981Zhou Qian, Male, HUGE AS FUCK.
>>22983054Yup. It's not her real given name.>implied secret past
>>22983077Oh you ARE clever.
>>22983074YES THIS.Nobody will expect us to be using Moon Fox.
>>22982981 Kwai Chang malelong brown hair short beard
>>22983014Yeah, that works.
>>22983074HUUUUGEEE!"Get a load of this guy..Cloud Dragon?..No, Black Tiger, definitely.">Just as planned.
>>22983074Yes. Nobody will see it coming.
>>22983120>>22983184Damn, you guys really have HUGE guts, don't you?
>>22983074A bit of back story for this guy: Zhou Qian is indeed a part of the Zhou family, and was conditioned by his family to begin studying Grey spider style. However Zhou Qian found that holding the element of surprise was an incredibly powerful thing to behold and left his family to begin training in the moon fox style, his opponents find out first hand that one should never judge a book by its cover.
>>22983074I want to change my vote from Fei Jing to Zhou Qian.
>>22983074>>22983014I'm happy with either of these, though I really like the image of a HUGE AS FUCK guy doing Moon Fox.
>>22983074As long as we're a poet as well and have a scary face but are actually a nice guy who's good with kids I'm alright with this. We're much more nimble on our feet than we look.
>>22983257>HUGE AS FUCK>not HUGE AS THE MOON
>>22983259Absolutely. Have an exterior that is all STRONG AND TOUGH but inside are a poet, naturally gentle, and full of speed and precision.
>>22983232>>22983259Now that you've said this, I want to switch my vote from Fei Jing too.
>>22983074I like this voting for it
For the Taijiquan enthusiasts, here's what I learnt about the major families: Wudang style was the original art practiced by Zhang Sanfeng in the 12th century (he was a graduate of the Shaolin monastery, so no, Taijiquan wasn't the "ur" example of kung fu, that was Lohan kung fu, or "Monk style"). The emphasis of Wudang style was spiritual cultivation and meditation (considered the highest path). Eventually, some dude called Chen Wangting in the 16th century learnt and modified the Wudang style into his personal style, emphasizing its combat aspects, and passed it down the Chen family (hence why it is known as Chen style Taijiquan today). Eventually, some dude called Yang Lu Chan gave up his fortune and secretly learnt Chen style Taijiquan whilst disguised as a servant in the Chen family household, and eventually won their trust. Yang Lu Chan took the style to Beijing where he became an imperial martial arts instructor and took on many challenge matches. Yang Lu Chan's grandson, Yang Deng Fu, modified the Chen style to emphasize its health aspects (making the forms larger and more rounded); this is the most popular Taijiquan practiced today and is known as the Yang family style. A couple sub-styles are descended from the Yang style, like Sun (from Sun Lu Tang), Hao, and Wu. I'm a bit of a kung fu guy myself (though I personally practice Baguazhang). Sorry about the potential derail!Putting my vote for Cloud Dragon style. Stances and the divine moment of inspiration are jawsome.
>>22983074This. I love the image.
Zhou Qian is the name called by the announcers. Your face is lightly scarred by a number of fights in the distant past, and your big, rough hands match your well built form. You tower over a number of shorter men as you stride lightly out to face your opponent...Roll 1d6 for me please, and I'll explain a bit about the rules for fighting we'll be using.
>>22983232>>22983259>>22983276Affectionately nicknamed Big Moon both for his size and his large round face.
>>22983074I like this supported
Rolled 5>>22983320>Big MoonSounds like a rapper name.>>22983318
>>22983320So we're a huge practitioner of a soft form mostly used by courtesans. We're scarred and strong, have an intimidating visage, but have the soul of a poet and are actually quite kind, gentle, and delicate when not fighting. We're called Big Moon affectionately, a nickname that probably makes us smile.I like it.
>>22983363of course this means our greatest rival must be a small deceptively powerful Cloud Dragon Style or White Lotus Style
>>22983424I find this both acceptable and compelling.
>>22983424and despite their charming and innocent looks, they must have a heart as cold as ice.
>>22983477>>22983492You're describing Fei Jing, the girl we nearly were.
>>22983424Maybe a tiny girl who practices Black Tiger or Cloud Dragon would be hilarious.
>>22983500>Fei JingOUR GREATEST RIVAL, BOUND TO US BY FATE ITSELF.
>>22983505Nah, fuck that. Legitimate 5 year old.But this 5 year old has the badassery of a 109 year old.
>>22983514inb4 people start waifuing her
>>22983533Fuck that. Zhou Qian is going to by quietly and calmly homosexual.
>>22983555Then people will just start husbando-ing people. There's no winning with those relationship-obsessed idiots.
>>22983579Sure there is. We're completely asexual AND aromantic. Problem solved.
>>22983555As if Zhou Qian would do anything as Lewd as having a sexual prefernce
>>22983579Fine. Then he's quietly and calmly asexual, more concerned with poetry, natural beauty, and basic human kindness than romance or sex. He's everyone's best friend and is extremely comfortable with that.
>>22983579In response to the reputation as a courtesans art, the practicioners of the Yellow Poet society are celibate. mostly because they're Eunuchs.
>>22983555No need for that, straight, but focused more on poetry and flowers than relationships and has a rather romantic view of relationships, if we ran into a delicate poet girl we liked we might write poems about her from a distance instead of actually approaching her.
>>22983579Were a celibate monk of some sort, that way we don't have to deal with the whole issue altogether.
>>22983619Oh god, this is going to be great. We're the impossibly clever, grizzled badass during fights, but the second we leave the ring: "Y-you too..."
Do any of you realize what the elements of the Wuxia genre is?
>>22983656Being boring, until someone starts a fight, then it gets kind of cool for a few seconds.
>>22983656Punching people, having a chivalrous hero, and classical romance. >>22983653Not quite that bad, but not really comfortable just asking a girl out. In contrast to being made of huge we're gentle, shy, and a bit quiet. Great with kids, not really willing to make the first step in a romance, unless that first step is writing poetry and giving it to a person.
"Guo Wei."The person who strides out to face you is lean and dark, with an easy smile and a relaxed posture. He bows lightly as you face one another, then strikes a stance.***********************************************************Before you jump right in, let me explain how we'll be doing combat. Style, practice, and personal inclination will affect your abilities with certain techniques. I will present a description of the situation and then explain it to you in the following format:>Opponent: Rested and in front stance>Distance: Out of reach>Not telegraphing[ ] Rush to Palm Strike (40%)[ ] Step Side-kick (60%)[ ] Flying kick (70%)[ ] Wait[ ] OtherThe above would indicate that on 1d100 you strike on a 40 or less with a palm strike, 60 or less with a side kick etc. However these numbers are presented to you "blind", as you have no idea how well he will defend or counter each of these moves, though from his style and previous exchanges you will have to guess. If your opponent is telegraphing you can guess much more easily.The moves I present to you as options will fit Zhou Qian's style and the distance between the two of you. The logic behind this is that you don't always have an opening for every technique you might throw. You can pick Other to try and force a situation to use a certain technique in, but there will be complicating factors. However, if you spot an opening in the description and opt to take advantage of an unlisted option that makes sense it will likely be very advantageous to do so.And with that we begin....
>>22983656Melodrama and action in a fantastical counterpart to ancient China where wandering badasses are totally a thing?Admittedly, those elements DO include romance. The issue is that we really don't want waifu-warring to take over.
>>22983762Wait, and watch.We'll let him bring his own downfall.
>>22983762>[ ] WaitWe're Moon Fox, we let him come to us, then turn his attack against him.
>>22983762[X] WaitWe're currently a mystery, he might assume that we're a bruiser type like from Grey Spider, Cloud Dragon, or Black Tiger, let him make the first move, learn about his style, use his power against him and grapple him down.
>>22983762You drop into a ready stance of your own and watch your opponent carefully. He shifts his stance and slides a step in your direction, sinuous like a snake. He raises his hands up to strike at you, and keeps all his weight on his forward leg so that the back leg can strike.>Opponent: Approaching slowly and in front stance>Distance: Barely out of reach>Not telegraphing[ ] Grab his hand (60%)[ ] Side-kick (35%)[ ] Palm Strike (40%)[ ] Wait[ ] Force a technique
>>22983834>[ ] WaitUntil he's close enough for us to grab his lead hand and do a close-range kick to his front knee in one smooth motion.
>>22983834[X] Grab his hand (60%)We control the hand we control his movements and can use his natural inclination to pull his hand away to use that against him and throw him about.
>>22983834Wait.Like the fox, we must wait for the perfect moment, and the perfect angle to strike. He will make a mistake.
>>22983834>[ ] WaitIn the immortal words of Casey, "That ain't my style."
>>22983834Big Moon Zhou is not an impatient nor uncourteous man, he waits for his opponent to strike first.
You calmly wait for your opponent to move, and he does...1d100 please.
Rolled 50>>22983913HUGE HIP THROW
Rolled 44>>22983913"lets see what your made of!"
>>22983834[X] Force a techniqueThe essences of a counterattack style is to force your opponent to strike first then counter.
The man puts even more weight on his front leg and moves as though he is going to throw a front kick. His hands remain up, but his shoulders are not tensed, so he seems to be waiting to see if his kick lands before throwing a combination. His guard presses against yours.>Opponent: Fresh, in front stance>Distance: Long distance>Telegraphing a front snap kick[ ] Grab lead hand and pull (70%)[ ] Sidestep and await opportunities (40%)[ ] Palm Strike (40%)[ ] Quick Backfist (35%)[ ] Force a technique[ ] Wait
Rolled 70>>22984032>otherStrike his lead knee with a downward raking stomp.
>>22984032>[ ] Grab lead hand and pull (70%)
>>22984032[X] Grab lead hand and pull (70%)That'll throw him off his kick and we can maintain our hand holding his to keep him in a grapple.
Rolled 18>>22984032[ ] Grab lead hand and pull (70%)then snap it back towards face to through off balance follow up with side kick (low waist) then pull it back and snap it up and down (outside crescent kisk )
You grab his lead hand and jerk it hard, attempting to draw him off balance and into your zone.1d100
Rolled 88>>22984149Rolling, are we aiming low or high?
Rolled 9>>22984149inb4 utter failure
Rolled 100>>22984149FUCK YOUUUUU
>>22984178>>22984176Well, fuck. I guess we just got our everything broken.
You grapple with your opponent, and before he can throw the kick you have jerked him off balance and he comes forward, but as he does so he throws a punch with his off hand.1d100 please
>>22984277Oh fuck yeah. This ta ma de hundan is going down hard.
You catch his other fist and drag him forward and to the side off balance and with both hands clinched.>Opponent: Grappled, off balance>Distance: Close, Grappled, standing>Not telegraphing[ ] Take him to the ground (50%)[ ] Go for a choke (40%)[ ] Go for an armbar (60%)[ ] Force a technique
Rolled 85>>22984264I think it's time to redirect the energy of that punch into him getting thrown into the ground and locked.
>>22984323>[ ] Go for an armbar (60%)
>>22984323[X] Take him to the ground (50%)Turn it into a ground fight, then we can just pin him and force a surrender.
Rolled 9>>22984323take him down.
Rolled 75>>22984323GO FOR THE GROUND!
Rolled 20>>22984323>[ ] Go for an armbar (60%)
You proceed to attempt an armbar.1d100 please.
You manage to successfully jack your opponent's arm into the air as you force him to his knees. He sinks lower and lower as bones groan and threaten to break. You meet strong resistance near the end, but it just isn't enough... until he manages to push himself up into the air with his other arm and twists around for a hard roundhouse kick!>Opponent: Arm injured, locked>Distance: GrappledTelegraphing: Obvious Kick[ ] Throw him at a wall (75%)[ ] Smash him into the ground nearby (60%)[ ] Jump up and grapple with him midair, go to ground (45%)[ ] Try to reestablish armbar (35%)[ ] Force a technique
>>22984573>[ ] Throw him at a wall (75%)Oh no you don't, yinhu!
Rolled 58>>22984573>[ ] Jump up and grapple with him midair, go to ground (45%)I don't get what the fuck is this, but it sounds awesome. Rolling for it.
>>22984573The kick is obvious, why don't we move from the armbar to using the force from the kick to flip him straight on to the ground and putting him in a leglock.Alternatively [X] Throw him at a wall (75%)
>>22984573Y dont we just lock his rist as wellor better yet roll the arm bar drive him down?I guess we cant just break it in torny?
Rolled 25>>22984573ZHOU SMASH (into the ground)
You throw him at the nearby wall, turning both of your momentum into the viciously arced hip throw!1d100
Rolled 88>>22984769LETS DO THIS
Rolled 94>>22984769Right into that fucking wall.
Rolled 38>>22984769Would have preferred something that keeps him close, but eh.
Rolled 15>>22984789>>22984786>>22984780Well, there goes our good rolling luck.
Rolled 53>>22984798Hopefully he explodes when he hits the wall, that way we won't have to roll again.
You twist and throw, but he twists in midair as he flies toward the wall and lands feet first against it, then launches himself at you. It seems he is going for a flying kick! He's mere feet away coming fast, and it's decision time.>Opponent: Arm injured>Distance: Long>Coming with a flying kick[ ] Step aside [ 50%][ ] Grab his leg [ 30%][ ] Sidestep and throw a quick strike [35%][ ] Force a technique
>>22984880[X] Sidestep and CROSS COUNTER!
>>22984880Use the energy of this flying kick against him, take his momentum and redirect it into throwing him into the ground, face first. If that's too much [X] Step aside [ 50%] instead, he'll be off balance after a flying fucking kick.
Rolled 5>>22984880>Step asideGet out the way!
>>22984880>[ ] Grab his leg [ 30%]
>>22984880When are we going "atattatatatatatatata!"?
>>22984948We took Moon Fox, not White Lotus or Grey Spider.
You proceed to get out of the way.1d100
Rolled 28>>22985003>Martial art quest>Not picking Hokuto ShinkenRolling to not derail too much.
You do, in fact, get out of the way. Your opponent closes on you with blinding speed throwing a barrage of punches and advancing with a very loose stance.>Opponent: Arm injured>Distance: Medium>Throwing punches[ ] Block and move defensively (60%)[ ] Pull him in close (40%)[ ] Counterpunch (30%)[ ] Grab and strike the weak arm (30%)[ ] Force a technique
>>22985121>[ ] Pull him in close (40%)That ought to put us in a better position for our next move.
>>22985121>[ ] Counterpunch (30%)Saint Seiya time!
>>22985083Dude, we're a giant beefy dude who practices a martial art all about gently redirecting energy, misdirection, and throws/locks. We look like a scarred brawler, but spend our off time playing with children, feeding ducks, and writing poetry. How could you not want this? >>22985121He's in a loose stance and throwing a barrage of punches.[X] Grab and strike the weak arm (30%)Once we have the weak arm we can throw him once again.
Rolled 51>>22985121how about we try and counterpunch
You seem torn between counterpunching and striking the weak point.Tie breaker?
>>22985268Strike the weak point, we're not good at hard striking techniques, but we're great at abusing limbs.
Rolled 96>>22985268Go for the arm!
>>22985163>spend our off time playing with children, feeding ducks, and writing poetry. How could you not want this?>(Pic related)>>22985268Counterpounching.
Rolled 84>>22985268strike weak point
Rolled 65oh god all these high rolls
Strike the weak point for massive damage!1d100
Rolled 92>>22985349Does this mean we finally go full "atatatatata"?
Rolled 60>>22985349Let's grab that hurt arm and wrench it out of its socket.
>>22985368>Rolled 92>atatatatataThat motherfucker is going to feel the wrath of a thousand suns falling over this humanity
You grab the arm but your strike is deflected, and you find yourself in close range pressing against your opponent. He realizes this and starts to back away into his optimal zone.>Opponent: Arm Injured>Distance: Close, but moving away>Not telegraphing[ ] Go for that choke (50%)[ ] Palm Strike (40%)[ ] Shoulder throw (60%)[ ] Force a technique
>>22985404>[ ] Shoulder throw (60%)We need to THROW HIM ON THE GROUND!
Rolled 98>>22985404CHOKE A BITCH
Rolled 93>>22985404[X] Force a techniqueAs we press against him we should try and trip him under his feet, jump over him, grabbing him by his weak arm and pin him on the ground.
>>22985404[X] Shoulder throw (60%)Use his backing away as momentum to throw him about like a ragdoll.
Rolled 9>>22985452i agree lets try to trip him or at least get him to lose balance and then attck him when he is left open
You go for the shoulder throw.1d100
Rolled 62>>22985514Onto the ground with you. If we can use his weak arm as the grab point for the throw so much the better.
You grab him by his weakened arm and go for the shoulder throw, slamming him to the ground. He attempts to get back up, but is too weakened and too slow to avoid having his weak arm locked up and being forced down. Rather than have his arm broken he taps out and submits.********************************************Going to end it here for tonight. We'll pick it up at 6PM Central on Wednesday.Did combat feel a bit slow for anyone else?
>>22985549It felt a bit slow to me, maybe try making it a bit more abstracted and cinematic next time.
>>22985549It felt like you were having a hard time keeping up with all those high rolls and integrating them with your posts, but that's to be expected on the first thread. All in all, it was pretty solid.
>>22985549Each individual part went relatively smoothly, but there were so many that it seemed to drag on for a while. Particularly since we're just rolling dice, we probably shouldn't have to spend so much time deciding what to do, move by move.
>>22985564Longer and better descriptions of exchanges maybe?>>22985573>>22985587What if I automated parts of combat and only asked you to make decisions on big rolls?
>>22985653>automated parts of combat and only asked you to make decisions on big rollsThis would probably run better, unless you actually intend to have a heavy combat focus.
>>22985677I do intend to have a heavy combat focus.
>>22985653That would probably streamline it to both of our benefits. That way you could write out significant cinematic portions and we could still feel engaged
>>22985681...How heavy? We spent over a hundred posts in this combat alone.
>>22985653That sounds good, for each longer exchange of combat ask for a basic plan of what we want to do and then play it out, streamline it so we don't have to roll for each throw, exchange and so on. You could streamline it more by having less die rolling, still have it for important exchanges, important opponents, that sort of thing, but we don't need it for every single part of every single fight.
>>22985708I feel like it should somehow be faster but with more moves to it, if that makes sense.