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Old 05-19-2021, 03:42 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2004
Default Re: Hit Location Penalty to Grapple Weapon Hand or Arm

RAW notwithstanding, I usually think of the reduced grapple penalty as being due to the kinesthetic sense of grabbing something with your hands (as opposed to aiming a blow, empty-handed or otherwise). So I'd probably apply it to grabbing at a weapon, too.

Things get hairy when you try to think of empty-hand parries against weapons, empty-hand parries against punches/kicks/grapples, empty-hand parries-that-are-actually-against-the-arm-wielding-a-weapon, attempts to grab the incoming weapon, attempts to grab the incoming arm, etc. So YMMV trying to derive special cases by deconstructing simple rules.
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