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Re: (TFT) Polyhedral Weapon Heresy
Yup, also I've always noted to people who complain that DX applies to all weapons (even missile vs. non missile) that really the rules are pretty clear... if you don't have the throwing talent your ability to throw is very poor, even with a pretty high DX, compared to someone trained to throw with a more average DX, and for archers just having the Bow talent makes you much more competent... but to get anywhere near the level that a true archer is expected, missile weapons is a big bonus that is cheaper than more and more DX increases.
My main issue with TFT combat (and its a relatively small issue) is that it tends to just be two guys whacking each other until they die.... fine for most purposes but for a real "duel" you want the feel of parrying and dodges and footwork.
I think I did develop a house rule a little while ago that might work well, though I'm sure people have done it before a million different ways.
Basically, you could Parry or Attack as in TFT, but you could also combine a defensive action with an attack action... but your defensive action only had an effect if you made an AdjDX roll and your attack was at -3 DX regardless.
On Aug 13, 2013, at 4:53 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> Remember that Bruce Lee got a lot of inspiration from fencing. And that
> brings up another thing. Just because (as I said before) sport rules tend
> to modify technique to suit doesn't mean that the experts couldn't perform
> well regardless of rules.
> There was a case involving the SCA where a person whose lineage was a
> particular version of Hungarian sabre kept deriding SCA technique. Until
> he actually did it, and found out that the guys at the top would be good
> regardless of the particular rules. Also note that the USA SCA guys making
> up the USA BOTN team did very well in the singles competitions using a
> ruleset they had very little actual experience with.
> Those sorts of things are partly why (along with simplicity) I don't have
> so much trouble with the 'DX for everything' of TFT.
> Neil Gilmore
>> But at the same point if these guys got in to a real duel they are pretty
>> at picking up the blade (parrying or binding it)and driving the point into
>> you. As a sabre fencer and having done other martial arts I found that
>> fencing really did help me not only with timing and distance, but with
>> a parry my opponent didn't think I would get to.
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