|Sven De Herdt sven.deherdt@******.com
|Damage to body parts and called shot
|Mon, 11 Dec 2000 09:36:39 +0100
the time to search all archive message, so her I go:
Any suggestion/houserules on called shots, I have some ideas of my own but
they don't really seem to work. Well..., they work fine for the PCs off
course but when I would use them for the NPCs, well then the treat rating
game would become highly deadly without the players able to do anything
about it (read: one shot, one kill!). And I still believe players should
have at least a chance to get out of a hostile situation (no matter how tiny
it may be).
fi. SR3 states a called shot applies a +4 TN (IIRC), but would you handle
the same modifier when someone is aiming at the opponent's arm than he is
aiming at the opponent's eye?
What about damage caused to a body part?
How do you treat damage done to a specific body part, if you follow the
rules you would just mark boxes on the condition monitor. But that would
mean that damage done to a leg could actually kill you... I'll give you an
example of something that happened to one of my players recently (short
The elf character was put in prison and there one of the guards shot her to
the knee to keep her from escaping and she was left with a serious wound.
Later on the troll took a 10 ft fall and the elf decided to help her friend
and to catch him before he hit the ground. She missed seriously ... the
heavy weight troll landed with his full body weight on her knee.
The knee snapped and took overflow damage according to the condition
Off course I didn't decided to let the character die because the only damage
she suffered was her knee being totally messed up by now. She got her leg
fixed by DocWagon, but didn't really get a replacement (she being an adept
and all that kind of stuff).
I ruled that the overflow damaged had caused some permanent damage and
probably left her with a small limb, so I gave her some stress points on
quickness and strength (for whenever she pushes her knee to the limit).
This not really being cannon (I think) I was wondering if you had any
ideas/houserules on this subject.