Re: Example of play

From: Nick Brooke <Nick_Brooke_at_...>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 07:37:03 +0100

Mike wrote:

> It makes sense for the winner to be able to Wound, but I really like
> the loser having the option to take a wound instead of dropping to or
> below 0 AP.

In practice, I imagine this would become abusive. (After all, what if the winner's statement of intent had nothing to do with wounding the loser?). It also turns HW combat back into a trauma clinic roleplaying game, which was not one of the designer's intentions.

> Anyone seen the GREAT fight scene from the end of Rob Roy--ol' Rob has
> been been dropped to almost nothing, decides to take a wound (grabbing
> his opponent's sword with his bare hand) and creams the froofy rapier
> master with a massive Parting Shot....

I think this would represent Rob bidding loadsa AP's on a risky move, not Rob losing an opposed resolution roll and choosing to take a wound rather than be wiped out. That is: his statement of intent for that round started, "I grab his sword with my bare hand..." (intakes of breath from GM and other players...).

Cheers, Nick

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