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Old 07-01-2019, 07:28 AM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2017
Default Re: Your opinions on a few house rules

How about:

Backstab (IQ 10) (2): Prerequisite: Weapon Skill, Silent Move
When attacking a foe from the side, behind or who is prone, the character may choose to inflict +1d6 damage by suffering a -4 to hit. This modifier is canceled out in part or in full by the bonus received from facing.

The advantage here is that in some circumstances, even if attacking from behind you might choose to not use the ability (a wounded back stabber might instead choose to take the full bonus to hit to off set pain penalties, which seems reasonable).
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