[Runequest] hitting a specific hit location

Bruce Mason mason.bruce at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 01:49:32 EST 2010

Actually scratch that reply. I just looked at the odds properly and they're
not good. Basically to get a combat manoeuvre you need a special success and
your opponent needs to fail. Considering two weapon masters (100% each) then
the chance of someone getting a CM is almost exactly 1%. Two 50%ers against
each other have a 5% chance per roll of getting a CM. What happens then is
that CMs virtually disappear. This means that RQ3 combats could become very
sterile very quickly.

On 18 November 2010 14:38, Bruce Mason <mason.bruce at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18 November 2010 14:34, <strobus at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>> For our next campaign, I'm going to try and port MRQ2 combat manoeuvres
>> into RQ3, keeping strike ranks. A combat manoeuvre will only be gained,
>> however, if one character has two levels of success over the foe. This means
>> that a success against a fumble, a special against a fail, or a crit against
>> a success will gain one manoeuvre. A crit vs. a fail or a special vs. a
>> fumble will gain two manoeuvres. A crit vs. a fumble will gain three.
>> A success against a fail will remain a normal successful attack.
> That's a really neat idea. The three levels of success issue is a big one
> for CMs and doing that way saves having to make a third level of CMs.
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