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Old 07-10-2019, 03:38 AM   #1
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Monster Parries: Natural beings without hands (like most animals) can’t parry

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You may make unarmed parries with a handless arm.

Would this mean if you are born without a hand you can't do UPWAHA but if your hand it cut off you can do UPWAHA?
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:44 AM   #2
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Would this mean if you are born without a hand you can't do UPWAHA but if your hand it cut off you can do UPWAHA?
No. This means a species that is normally handless can't normally learn to make unarmed Parries.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:51 AM   #3
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The idea is that species accustomed to grasping tools in hands and using these to deal and ward off blows, and whose unarmed fighting consists of a lot of grabbing and intercepting grabs with hands, has arms and hands structured for such fighting. If they lose the hand, they can still use the arm that way. A species that lacks suitable extremities, usually because it uses its limbs to run and support its weight, has arms and paws/hoofs/whatever unsuited for parrying. There are exceptions, always noted, but this is generally the case.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:20 PM   #4
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A species that lacks suitable extremities, usually because it uses its limbs to run and support its weight, has arms and paws/hoofs/whatever unsuited for parrying.
Sounds like they have legs instead of arms, since legs can't parry.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:02 AM   #5
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Sounds like they have legs instead of arms, since legs can't parry.
Arguably some animals have arms, even if they have nothing better than a paw at the end of it. I would say a Kangaroo has arms with paws, a Kangaroo walking on all fours (fives, really, because they also use their tail) shuffles along not much better than a human crawling and with all the combat penalties therewith.

They also have a mean punch.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:08 AM   #6
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a Kangaroo has ... mean punch.
If they could manage to change just one letter, they could play DFRPG/GURPS with us!
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:14 PM   #7
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Arguably some animals have arms, even if they have nothing better than a paw at the end of it. I would say a Kangaroo has arms with paws, a Kangaroo walking on all fours (fives, really, because they also use their tail) shuffles along not much better than a human crawling and with all the combat penalties therewith.

They also have a mean punch.
I think kangaroos can parry because they have hands, I saw a baby kangaroo named Doodlebug carrying a teddy bear.
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