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Author Topic: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?  (Read 12494 times)

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Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?
« Reply #175 on: August 06, 2011, 07:25:55 PM »
No, it stays voluntary. You can choose to use it or not to. But if you do choose to use it, there is the chance of failure.

And the difficulty does scale... in a way. By doing less damage. :P In other words, showing restraint.

Using the saber one-handed and refraining from using damage-boosting powers. The cost being the effectiveness in the attack itself. Or making sure that your Use the Force roll can compensate.

Obviously, sparing someone with a whirly light blade of instant bisecting shouldn't be easy. Nor should it always be more practical.

Although it might make more sense for the DC to be altered by attack rolls...

Also, kckolbe; that's already how it is. Must excede both current HP and threshold.

Offline kckolbe

Re: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?
« Reply #176 on: August 06, 2011, 07:30:39 PM »
Well, if you are going to kill them, does it matter if you sever an arm?  I guess I'm having trouble seeing the significance.

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?
« Reply #177 on: August 06, 2011, 07:41:16 PM »
Not quite...

Here's how Severing Strike works.

Bam. Damage Roll. Exceeds both current and threshold.
Without a lightsaber = Instant Death
With a lightsaber = Instant Death OR chance to sever.
Going with sever... roll Use the Force. Pass.
Damage is halved, thus usually not killing the target until your damage output is obscene... but conferring the related bonuses of not having fingers/feet. :P

Offline kckolbe

Re: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?
« Reply #178 on: August 06, 2011, 07:43:40 PM »
So severing would be the more merciful choice, all things considered.

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?
« Reply #179 on: August 06, 2011, 07:48:04 PM »
In most cases, yes. But in the words of Mace Windu... "He's too dangerous to be left alive."

It all depends. ::)

In some cases, where you have to move and advance rapidly across a planet... do you really have the resources to drag around a few limbless POWs during an operation?  ;)

Offline kckolbe

Re: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?
« Reply #180 on: August 06, 2011, 07:50:50 PM »
My point is that it doesn't seem much of an issue of dark side points.  Either way the guy who hit is fucked. 

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?
« Reply #181 on: August 06, 2011, 08:01:20 PM »
Depends on how you look at it. :P

Against, say... an animal? Taking the leg off of a animal that's merely trying to eat you could be considered cruel, since it'll no longer be able to hunt effectively and may starve/merely be eaten by the bigger fish. :P

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Gauging Interest - Star Wars Saga?
« Reply #182 on: August 07, 2011, 03:45:24 PM »
Hrmph. Might as well move things to here...

Still scratching my head trying to figure this out, though.