Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-21-2020, 03:40 PM   #12
Black Leviathan
Join Date: Sep 2018
Default Re: Attacking Vitals on Dragons?

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
I'm pretty sure you don't need a specific skill to strike the vitals on animals. It might be a specific skill to know the exact location of the heart, but the vitals seems to include a lot more than that.
For simplicity sake lets say that the Vital organs are smaller than the torso given that there's a penalty to strike it. A region of the body somewhere between the size of your hand and your arm. Even scaled up to dragon size there's a fairly wide range of where in the body that could be located. We could logically presume the vital organs are in the upper torso, but that's really guesswork on a cretaure we don't have reliable data on.

The rule at my table would be, are dragons commonplace? would everyone in a remote village know somebody who's cut open a dragon to preserve it's hide and make dragon stew? If not then knowing where in a Dragon's body you'd have to aim is chancy at best. Someone in your village has cut open a bear/rabbit/deer most likely they could tell you exactly where to sink an arrow to hit the heart. In a desert village, those wouldn't be automatic assumptions.
Black Leviathan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.