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Old 06-30-2020, 07:19 AM   #1
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I have a player who wants an Innate Attack specifically to sever limbs. What’s a reasonable limitation value for ‘can only target arms/legs’?
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: Limb-cutting limitation

I would say -5% × target penalty for a specific body part (-10% in the case of arms or legs). For arms and legs, it would just be a feature, as having four important legal targets is not really a limitation.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Limb-cutting limitation

Perhaps a bit more, since it excludes all targets without arms or legs (doors, vehicles, oozes, weapons, ...).

So, a base -5% + the penalty suggested by AlexanderHowl ?
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: Limb-cutting limitation

You'd be giving up Face, Eyes, Neck, Vitals, Skull and Torso options, and all your damage would be subject to blow-thru wounding reduction, so I'd say -40% for Limbs Only.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:29 PM   #5
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I have a player who wants an Innate Attack specifically to sever limbs. What’s a reasonable limitation value for ‘can only target arms/legs’?
GURPS (4e) Fantasy has an example in its Roma Arcana system for maiads who are preternaturally good at tearing people apart, it may use the Wrench Limb mechanic though.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:23 AM   #6
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GURPS (4e) Fantasy has an example in its Roma Arcana system for maiads who are preternaturally good at tearing people apart, it may use the Wrench Limb mechanic though.
F205 "Innate Attack: Dismemberment" gets explained further on F206 as a possible bonus to a wrench like you said, but the damage only applies if the total is enough to cripple the limb.

Otherwise you'd just apply crushing damage as usual and not get the bonus 'Cutting Attack' component, due to the 'All or Nothing' limitation on the damage which pays for the "Immediate Crippling" enhancement.
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:14 AM   #7
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That is only because of its special limitation though.
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