vikingjarl at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 10:46:55 EST 2009
Glad you enjoyed it.. part of the whole RQ experience, LOL
Having GM situations like that over the years, here's how I would handle
it. The blocker can sacrifice his parry or his attack or both (but would
leave himself wide open) to cover the other character. Obviously if he's
standing directly between the bad-guys and the other character it is a
regular everyday old issue resolved normally. If he's blocking from one
side or another then any successful attack by the bad-guys even if the
blocker parries will hit if it comes in on the opposite side hit
location (limb usually).
In other words, the blocker is standing to his friends left, sacrifices
his attack to block an incoming blow at his friend with his sword. The
blocker uses his sword parrying skill rather than his shield parry. He's
successful and the attack is successful. normally this would still be
blocked but because the attacker rolled right arm for the hit location,
it still hits his buddy.
I'm sure there are other approaches, but this is the one I've gone with
most often. I hope it helps. Best of luck & fun gaming!
royce at efn.org wrote:
> Hi, Guys,
> I enjoyed the Q & A on the targe shield. Thanks!
> Question: what about parrying (with shield or with sword) an attack
> meant for another? Running interference for a party member, for
> It looks great in the movies, but I don't know how practical it would
> really be. Also, any thoughts on a suitable RQ3 rule for it?
> Many thanks ahead of time.
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