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Old 09-05-2017, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Incentive for using hands to stop torso grapples for combat trained

With Martial Arts allowing combat skills to provide a hands-free parry to avoid someone grabbing your torso, it doesn't seem like there is any benefit to trying to use a hand to deflect the grab.

For someone with a point in Brawling, it seems like they would always be twisting.

There might be some benefit if the -4 cumulative is tallied separately. Like...

1) grab A stopped at DX (torso parry)

2) grab B stopped at DX (hand parry)

But against a single attack, it might be interesting if you got a benefit for using up both your parries.

Maybe like the +2 you get for a cross parry except instead of losing 2 hand parries you lose hand parry and torso parry and retain hand parrying for whatever you didn't use?

Or if that is too extreme maybe just the +1 which supported parry provides?
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