[Runequest] Runequest Digest, Vol 30, Issue 25
shaw at caprica.com
Wed Nov 24 03:32:19 EST 2010
At 02:36 PM 11/18/2010, you wrote:
>The issue is that often there was no reason to wait around for a
>"telling blow"; if you can hit someone's arm a good strike with a
>staff, that'll move things toward the intent to defeat him too,
>rather than wait around for an opening that's actually more likely
>to come if you've already numbed that arm. While its' all fine and
>good to want that finishing shot, waiting around for it rather than
>taking the targets you're presented seems, well, suboptimal.
>Who said anything about waiting around for a finishing shot? You
>only get to select a Combat Manoeuvre if you gain one or more levels
>of success over your foe. In the meantime you are still happily
>bashing away at them as per normal. :)
I was responding to the discussion of what people did in real
sparring and the like, not the game mechanic end of it.
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