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Old 08-19-2015, 10:34 PM   #11
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Default Re: Can you dodge your own attack in GURPS?

Drop a grenade in your hex, the attacks isn't really coming from you so much as coming from the grenade - Dodging should work normally.

Also, don't drop a grenade in your hex.

Some games have explicit rules against it to avoid really weird cheese (d20: Self-fireball with Evasion), but GURPS doesn't really work in combos like that, so I'm not aware of any special case.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:39 PM   #12
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I'd say yes for that one too, even though it seems odd. You could for example you spin yourself aside so hard the centrifugal effect throws your arms out, causing a miss.
Then do a few flips while it's trying to choke you, put it in the microwave and slam the door a few times then finally ram a hunting knife through it into the floor and cut the evil hand off with a chainsaw while laughing, "Who's laughing now, huh? Who's laughing now!"
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:04 AM   #13
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Drop a grenade in your hex, the attacks isn't really coming from you so much as coming from the grenade - Dodging should work normally.
I can confirm (with second hand knowledge) that you can indeed dodge a grenade you threw (or at least dropped) at your own feet. However, in that case you are actually attacking the ground with a thrown object, and then (after a couple seconds delay) the grenade makes a AoE attack on itself (which it, incidentally, cannot dodge).

However, I Dodge (accidental) attacks on myself all the time. Somewhat butterfingered, and have finally trained myself not to make catching parries of dropped knives.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:57 AM   #14
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I can confirm (with second hand knowledge) that you can indeed dodge a grenade you threw (or at least dropped) at your own feet.
Unfortunately sometimes you need to make a Per roll to realize that's where the grenade ended up. And sometimes people are Mentally Stunned after finding out that's where the grenade ended up.

I saw a video a few months ago of a soldier clearly getting his first training with live grenades, he managed to bounce it right back to his feet. He was still processing this fact when the trainer body-slammed him into the trench behind where he was standing (clearly provided for just such an occasion).
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