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Old 08-11-2022, 05:54 AM   #11
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Default Re: Martial Arts: How does Disarm work?

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Originally Posted by DangerousThing View Post
I believe that the to-hit is still dex-based, but the quick contest can (optionally) be str-based. If you try to disarm the str 18 barbarian, he will probably opt to use strength for the contest. :)
That is what I figured, as well (maybe I should have at least italicized the quick contest part in my post...heh)
That the to hit is a regular dex roll.

The ambiguity being:
Either the actual contest is either weapon skill based on ST or DX, or in the case of ranged weapons, DX only.
versus
You can choose your DX Weapon skill, or a regular strength check, but leaning toward the first option due to the phrasing "based on" being used.

I simply wasn't sure enough despite leaning toward one option, but now I'm pretty much on the first option side, just as mlangsdorf 'played it out'.
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Old 08-11-2022, 08:16 AM   #12
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Default Re: Martial Arts: How does Disarm work?

The quoted passage is pretty clear: Both the attacker and defender make weapon skill checks in a Quick Contest. Either of them may make a DX based weapon skill check or a ST based weapons skill check.

So again, if you have Saber at Stat +7, DX 14, and ST 20 and are attempting a disarm, you may choose to make a DX based Saber roll versus an 21, or a ST based Saber roll versus a 27.

It's not a simple ST check. You can leverage your skill and your muscles.
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Old 08-14-2022, 02:24 PM   #13
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Default Re: Martial Arts: How does Disarm work?

there are some variations to Disarm introduced later in books like Technical Grappling, Tactical Shooting and Protection and Warning Spells
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