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Subject: First session questions-Offhand, Nets, Facing.. rss

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Tom Maertz
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We played two games of 3v3 for our first time.

When exactly does the 'off-hand' penalty come into play? Shield bashing? When a double sword guy is swinging his second sword?

Can you pick up other peoples weapons to use?

When someone is netted can they get up and move around with the penalties or are they stuck prone? If you leave them alone in a square can they do anything to get out of the net?

Are there rules for multi-player facing? It got a bit confusing trying to figure out who was facing who with six gladiators running around. Do you have to face a person you are Maneuvering with or can you keep them at 45 or 90 degrees of you?

If you swing a weapon with two hands and one arm is hurt how much damage does it do?

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Try using my player aid... it shows where penalties and bonuses apply.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/69337/rsbs-player-aid
 
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We had 4 copies of your player aid at the table. The aid doesnt really address my questions above. Nice player aid though....would have been hard to play without it.
 
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CptBlood wrote:

When exactly does the 'off-hand' penalty come into play?
Shield bashing?
When a double sword guy is swinging his second sword?


Page 15 of the rules
Look at ARM wounds
The off-hand penalty comes into play when the dominant arm is unusable

Page 9 of the rules
"...the second sword of the Dimachaerus provides protection to the gladiator as if he were using a small shield."

So... If the Dimachaerus loses use of an arm he no longer gets the defensive bonus.

If a gladiator loses his dominant arm then he is now fighting with the off arm.


CptBlood wrote:

Can you pick up other peoples weapons to use?


Yes, Page 10 of the rules.

...also see Fighting Styles page 7 of the rules
Gladiators have Primary and Secondary fighting styles.
The secondary fighting style is used at a -1 to Savvy.


CptBlood wrote:

When someone is netted can they get up and move around with the penalties or are they stuck prone? If you leave them alone in a square can they do anything to get out of the net?


Page 18, Escaping the Net


CptBlood wrote:

Are there rules for multi-player facing? It got a bit confusing trying to figure out who was facing who with six gladiators running around. Do you have to face a person you are Maneuvering with or can you keep them at 45 or 90 degrees of you?


Page 2
Facing is 180 degrees front and rear
Facing in a zone is based on placement


CptBlood wrote:

If you swing a weapon with two hands and one arm is hurt how much damage does it do?


Body parts are fully functional until they are at zero points.
Once an arm becomes useless the gladiator must drop the weapon in hand or shield if carried by the damaged arm.
 
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Also, not covered in the rules... at least I could not find it and don't remember ever reading about it...

There is no rule on choosing to be right or left hand dominant.
Looking at the charts and gladiator specs it seems it is understood that everyone is right hand dominant... no so in my case. LoL
 
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