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Old 09-29-2017, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Impaling Attacks to Veins/Arteries Hit Location

Howdy, Folks,

I don't often use the veins/arteries hit location, would like to make sure I'm reading this correctly.

A normal impaling attack to the arm or leg has the wounding modifier reduced to x1. The veins/arteries hit location gives an additional 0.5 modifier. So, an impaling attack to the veins/arteries in the arm or leg has a wounding modifier of x1.5, yes?

I know it seems straightforward, but I often overthink things, and want to confirm that the veins/arteries increase takes precedence over the usual arm/leg reduction or vice-versa.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:56 AM   #2
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That is how I read it.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:46 PM   #3
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Yep, the text in MA just happens to use Cutting as it's example to illustrate the increase with.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:34 PM   #4
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Cool, thanks... sometimes when I go hard-core into "game prep mode," it's like those scenes in movies where the numbers and words float off the pages and surround me. :O
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: Impaling Attacks to Veins/Arteries Hit Location

I forget if that rounds up or down. Wondering if needles used to give shots or draw blood count as impaling. You already have base 1 minimum, rounding up to 2 would be crazy so I assume you would round down.

People trained to do this probably operate at ST0 to do as little as possible so it is always the 1 min. Long as it isn't combat they probably have "no nuisance" to prevent critical misses and hits as long as patient isn't struggling.
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:16 PM   #6
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I forget if that rounds up or down. Wondering if needles used to give shots or draw blood count as impaling. You already have base 1 minimum, rounding up to 2 would be crazy so I assume you would round down.

People trained to do this probably operate at ST0 to do as little as possible so it is always the 1 min. Long as it isn't combat they probably have "no nuisance" to prevent critical misses and hits as long as patient isn't struggling.
Piercing, probably small piercing.

Also, not everything that breaks your skin should be modeled as an attack under combat rules.
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