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Snaps 03-21-2015 10:17 PM

Can you Parry a Bear?
 
Simple situation:

You are facing a grizzly bear. It takes a swipe at you with its massive claws. If you character is armed with a typical longsword, can he parry this attack?

Kalzazz 03-21-2015 10:23 PM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
No problem (if he makes parry check), he has a good shot at hurting the bear pretty severely to

Culture20 03-21-2015 10:53 PM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
I'm guessing the bear is putting more weight into the paw than the sword weighs. Look up the rules for parries and weapon breakage.

Regarding damaging the bear: http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=112914

Nereidalbel 03-21-2015 10:56 PM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
You'll hurt the bear, but, you'll also need to check the weapon breakage rules.

hige 03-22-2015 01:31 AM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
Parrying Heavy Weapons (p. B376) states:
"The same is true for unarmed attacks from high-ST creatures.
For the purpose of these rules, treat a punch, kick, bite, etc.
as a weapon with an effective weight of 1/10 the attacker’s ST."

So, for the character have ST10 and broadsword (3 lb.),
unarmed attack more than ST 90: Risk to break weapon.
unarmed attack more than ST 200: Cannot parry.

And see http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=87090&page=4[/QUOTE] #32 - #35.

If use BL/20 instead of ST/10,
then,
unarmed attack more than ST 30: Risk to break weapon.
unarmed attack more than ST 45: Cannot parry.
(for the character have ST10 and broadsword (3 lb.))

sjard 03-22-2015 03:32 AM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
A grizzly bear, according to page B.456 has a ST of 19, so his claws (swing attack) have an effective weight of 1.9 lbs. So by that, yes, you could parry a bear claw swipe with a longsword with a weight of 4 lbs.

The bear would most likely take damage from the parry however.

Anders 03-22-2015 05:46 AM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
How about if a giant used a bear as a weapon?

Gold & Appel Inc 03-22-2015 06:00 AM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anders (Post 1882933)
How about if a giant used a bear as a weapon?

That'd be the bear's full weight. Against a sword, however, the bear using the bear as a weapon should suffice: a Slam attack counts as full-ST against a parry.

Anaraxes 03-22-2015 06:05 AM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anders (Post 1882933)
How about if a giant used a bear as a weapon?

The average coastal male grizzly bear weighs about 900 pounds. If your weapon weighs less than 128 lbs, the parry will be ineffective along with certain breakage. Unarmed, you'd need ST 14 to be able to parry. (Box at the top of B376)

hige 03-22-2015 06:26 AM

Re: Can you Parry a Bear?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anaraxes (Post 1882935)
The average coastal male grizzly bear weighs about 900 pounds. If your weapon weighs less than 128 lbs, the parry will be ineffective along with certain breakage. Unarmed, you'd need ST 14 to be able to parry. (Box at the top of B376)

I think ST 14 character cannot parry more than 40 lbs weapon.
You need more than ST 67 to parry 900 lbs.


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