John "Omega" Williams
Good idea. I'd thought the same thing. "Gee these doors would make really damn sturdy barricades if I could uproot them..." heh
RL Doors are usually rather hard to get off the hinges even when you know what you are doing. Also they require 2 hands to carry or drag if you want to move at any decent speed.
Yeah - I figure RL would get in the way of these ideas, but I figured it might be tweak-able to get working within the context of the game. I just didn't want to penalise the character with having to spend time and extra actions.
Currently in DoN:
1 action to barricade (assuming you have hammer in hand)
1 action to take door off hinges
1 action to move with door in two hands
1 action to put door down and move hammer to hand
1 action to barricade
My variant suggestion:
Free action to get door off hinges
1 action to move door from doorway to window (assuming it's close by and only carrying the door one handed - hence the 1/2 movement penalty)
1 action to barricade (assuming you have hammer in other hand)
The idea was to try and make a compromise between real life and the games mechanics.