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Rhino 04-17-2022 06:03 PM

Defenses Vs. Runaround Attack
 
If an opponent runs around to your rear hex, can you block or parry, or only dodge?

zoncxs 04-17-2022 09:48 PM

Re: Defenses Vs. Runaround Attack
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rhino (Post 2425375)
If an opponent runs around to your rear hex, can you block or parry, or only dodge?

DFRPG Exploits page 47.

Treat runaround attacks as side attacks.

To block, which would be at -2, the attacker must have ran from the shield side. If they came from the weapon side then you cannot use the shield to block unless you have the double-jointed advantage.

To parry, which would be at -2, the attacker must have ran from the weapon side. If they came from the shield side then you cannot use the weapon to parry unless you have the double-jointed advantage.

Rhino 04-18-2022 12:40 PM

Re: Defenses Vs. Runaround Attack
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zoncxs (Post 2425681)
DFRPG Exploits page 47.

Treat runaround attacks as side attacks.

To block, which would be at -2, the attacker must have ran from the shield side. If they came from the weapon side then you cannot use the shield to block unless you have the double-jointed advantage.

To parry, which would be at -2, the attacker must have ran from the weapon side. If they came from the shield side then you cannot use the weapon to parry unless you have the double-jointed advantage.

Thanks. That makes sense. I wish they had clarified it in the rules. They don't talk at all about determining which side you ran around or whether you could do any defense other than a dodge if you are not double jointed, depending on which side they ran around.

zoncxs 04-18-2022 02:12 PM

Re: Defenses Vs. Runaround Attack
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rhino (Post 2426063)
Thanks. That makes sense. I wish they had clarified it in the rules. They don't talk at all about determining which side you ran around or whether you could do any defense other than a dodge if you are not double jointed, depending on which side they ran around.

It does though. Side attacks mention how to handle attacks from either side (weapon and shield sides) and run around tells you to treat the attack as a side attack. Which side? the side they ran around from.


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