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Stelknecht 01-13-2018 02:50 PM

Buying off the penalty for shooting past ally
 
Hi folks,
Players wanted to find out about somehow buying off the -4 per figure for shooting someone behind another player. I found a thread about not hitting the blocking player accidentally (Rules Exemption: No friendly fire) which is close, but they're talking about a level of teamwork that would allow the frontline melee fighter to zag just as the archer fires.
My first thought was a 1 point teamwork perk, but that might be too cheap for the value. This seems like a nice cinematic dungeon fantasy power up. What do you think?

Stelknecht, GM'ing DF again.

Imbicatus 01-13-2018 05:16 PM

Re: Buying off the penalty for shooting past ally
 
As a house rule, I'd introduce the rules for Techniques from GURPS to buy off the penalty. I'd treat it as a hard technique with a default of -4, 2 points for a -3, 3 points for -2, 4 points for -1, and 5 points for -0.

sir_pudding 01-13-2018 05:36 PM

Re: Buying off the penalty for shooting past ally
 
See Battle Drills, GURPS Tactical Shooting p. 37. Among its other benefits, being in position ignores Hitting the Wrong target for allies.

Stelknecht 01-14-2018 01:25 AM

Re: Buying off the penalty for shooting past ally
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Imbicatus (Post 2150002)
As a house rule, I'd introduce the rules for Techniques from GURPS to buy off the penalty. I'd treat it as a hard technique with a default of -4, 2 points for a -3, 3 points for -2, 4 points for -1, and 5 points for -0.

Thanks, that sounds about right. 1 point was too cheap, I thought, but 5 sounds about right. This still leaves it open to hit the ally if you miss, and that's ok.

ArchonShiva 01-14-2018 03:14 PM

Re: Buying off the penalty for shooting past ally
 
You can certainly import rules from GURPS for anything you’d like, but realize that each profession has stuff in regular GURPS or DF that they’d love to be able to do; be careful no to give good stuff to the good templates and leave the struggling templates hanging. The scout (which I assume this is about) is probably a top 3 template already.

That said, there is a lot of gameplay to working with allies so that you don’t need to shoot past them. You may prefer to explore that, as each profession faces their own challenges.


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