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Old 10-12-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
oneofmanynameless
 
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Default Pole Vaulting

Are there rules for doing this anywhere? I know there is a pole vault kick in martial arts but that's sort of a different scenario. I'm thinking about pole vaulting for distance or height.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:01 AM   #2
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Theres a cinematic Combat Vaulting Perk in PU2 that gives a skill bonus to Acrobatics and/or Jumping when using a pole weapon youve trained to use in this manner. For actual pole vaulting, Id say something like an Acrobatics roll at a penalty dependent on how high you go. Adding in a jump at the end would be a further penalty (and would mean abandoning the pole) but would get you higher than the pole; Id eyeball it at around 1/2 normal standing high jump.

For the penalties, maybe -1 per 2 yards, and a -2 if you jump at the end? Higher-quality poles probably give a bonus, and you can buy a Technique to offset the penalties.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: Pole Vaulting

For actual pole vaulting I'd use either Jumping/Acrobatics at a penality (-2 to -3) or Sports (Pole Vaulting). A Skill Adaptation perk would be sufficient for me to remove the penality to Jumping or Acrobatics.

Combat/action use is covered by the Combat Vaulting perk mentioned.

But as far as actual rules on using a pole in a jump, I've not been able to find anything beyond the stuff the Combat Vaulting perk text. Basically, add reach of the pole used to either vertical or horisontal jump distance.
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:33 PM   #4
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I would have pole vaulting add the length of the pole to the height of a jump.
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:42 PM   #5
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That's all well and good, but who's going to adapt The Deadly Spring so that we can calculate the benefits of different custom vaulting pole materials and construction?
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:07 PM   #6
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That's all well and good, but who's going to adapt The Deadly Spring so that we can calculate the benefits of different custom vaulting pole materials and construction?
Pyramid article here we come!
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