[Runequest] Runequest Digest, Vol 15, Issue 16

Albert Ramirez al_ramirez_2000 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 14 14:48:23 EST 2009

>Core rules definitely say that critical hits bypass everything. There
>is a Dwarf enchantment in Elder Secrets that allows them to "buff"
>their armour so it works against critical hits, and I suspect the
>sorcery spell Resist Damage could be argued to work.
>But personally I find the effect of critical hits to be too
>overwhelming - maximising damage AND bypassing armour. We've house
>ruled it so that critical hits merely maximise the damage done;
>arguably this is not really fair for dagger wielders hoping for a
>lucky shot, and it certainly makes missile weapons a lot less
>dangerous. It's a work in progress at the moment.
I like the RQ2 system wherein a critical ignores armor unless the target has no armor and then the damage is doubled.

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