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Old 10-09-2015, 08:38 AM   #11
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I'd describe the 3-point injury as a cut to muscle/surface bone area; it'll hurt, bleed, make you yelp about the tavern where you had breakfast, but isn't a fight ender for a hardened individual.
A 3 point injury is almost but not quite enough to cripple the hand of the average person. That's a pretty serious injury.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:20 AM   #12
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A 3 point injury is almost but not quite enough to cripple the hand of the average person. That's a pretty serious injury.
I have a photo of a 3 point injury to my left foot on my blog right about now. :-)
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:24 AM   #13
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Interesting that you chose the example of a nearly crippled hand.

A few years ago I messed up my defense in a martial arts class. I took a strike to my hand from a rebated sword. Broke a finger and lost the dorsal skin on that finger from the nail down to the first ITP joint (call it 1/2" by 2"). Bled through the bandages for about two days. I didn't feel like using the hand for more than a week; and still show a fore-shortened Vulcan salute even when holding my fingers together.

Sounds like a non-crippling injury and a few failed HT rolls to me.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:57 AM   #14
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As far as I can tell, I have a Susceptibility to "Crippling rolls from joint separation damage" (sprains, dislocations). And/or a lowered crippling threshold for those kinds of things. Or a really specialized Cursed.

Teally, the crippling thresholds themselves are abstractions too.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:30 AM   #15
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I have a photo of a 3 point injury to my left foot on my blog right about now. :-)
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:32 PM   #16
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IIRC, Bio-Tech states that leaving a pint of blood costs 1 HP. Make of that what you will.
I seem to recall some rules or guidelines, somewhere in GURPS 4E, that equates various stages of HP loss to formal medical "triage" categories. Probably in the core books (most likely Campaigns) or in Bio-Tech.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:38 PM   #17
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I seem to recall some rules or guidelines, somewhere in GURPS 4E, that equates various stages of HP loss to formal medical "triage" categories.
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:43 PM   #18
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Quibble with this point. From the rest of your analysis 3 points would be a "knife cut" and no more. Belly wounds involve organs and potential sepsis -- hence the damage multiplier for vitals. The knife stab to the belly would be x3 for average 8 points. I'd describe the 3-point injury as a cut to muscle/surface bone area; it'll hurt, bleed, make you yelp about the tavern where you had breakfast, but isn't a fight ender for a hardened individual.
Right. The word "belly" was not a good one. It sounds to mean that a vital organ is damaged which would do much more damage in GURPS terms... But it still what does an average knife stab in what GURPS name "torso".

Note that it is before blood loss due to bleeding. Indeed, if the GM uses the bleeding rules, the wound can make the character lose more Hit Points... Especially with bullet wounds (the penalty to the HT is high).
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