[Runequest] a sweep with a wpn as in d&d

Phil Hibbs snarks at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 03:56:52 EST 2010


I thought he meant firing missile weapons into a group

Phil
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2010/8/27 Bjørn Are Stølen <stolenbjorn at hotmail.com>

>  Sweeping; what do you mean? Any cut is a sweep-movement, the
> most effective usually beeing diagonal sweeps, but some horizontal sweeps
> are allso depictured in european medieval longsword-manuals. The
> vertical sweep is practiced by the katanaists (shinto ryu kenjutsu), but I
> don't know much about that.
>
> I know there is a sweep-attak for gigants and similarily huge creatures in
> RQ3, used if some gigant uses a flag-pole, tree, etc, to sweep an area to
> crush anybody in the sector.
>
> If your players want similar rules for human sized people, I advise against
> it (unless you explain it with magically super-weapons, or super-strength
> -or if the characters are fighting naked rats or somthing equally small; and
> if that is the case, I guess scaled-down version of the gigant-rule can be
> applied).
> Why?
> -If you fight with a blade and tries to sweep several opponents, it's all
> but impossible to get all of them lined up perfectly, if one of them stand
> too close, the weapon will stop in that person. If the blade is
> ultramegamonstersharp and all the opponents are completely naked, and if you
> get them to stand still in a perfect distance to where you will perform your
> "sweep", I guess it's possible to be able to cut many opponents.
> ------------------------------
> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:56:29 +0000
> From: harryw1602 at yahoo.co.uk
> To: runequest at rpgreview.net
> Subject: [Runequest] a sweep with a wpn as in d&d
>
>
>   hi alot of my players are d&d players and keep asking me to work on a
> rule for sweeping the enmy with their wpns is there a rule im missing i
> carn,t find one could one of you inlighten me.
>
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