Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > GURPS

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
Captain Joy
 
Captain Joy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Heartland, U.S.A.
Default Damage to punching hand blocked by a shield

Where is this adressed, if anywhere?
Captain Joy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
sir_pudding
Wielder of Smart Pants
 
sir_pudding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ventura CA
Default Re: Damage to punching hand blocked by a shield

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Joy View Post
Where is this adressed, if anywhere?
B p 379 Hurting Yourself
sir_pudding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
Captain Joy
 
Captain Joy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Heartland, U.S.A.
Default Re: Damage to punching hand blocked by a shield

Quote:
Originally Posted by sir_pudding View Post
B p 379 Hurting Yourself
Ah, thanks!

According to that, striking DR with DR 3+ may injure you. An exception is if the target's DR has the Tough Skin limitation. Any ideas on why an exception is made for Tough Skin, but not flexible DR in general?
Captain Joy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
sir_pudding
Wielder of Smart Pants
 
sir_pudding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ventura CA
Default Re: Damage to punching hand blocked by a shield

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Joy View Post
According to that, striking DR with DR 3+ may injure you. An exception is if the target's DR has the Tough Skin limitation. Any ideas on why an exception is made for Tough Skin, but not flexible DR in general?
Because punching a tough guy shouldn't break your hand but punching mail should?
sir_pudding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 02:14 AM   #5
Gollum
 
Gollum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: France
Default Re: Damage to punching hand blocked by a shield

Quote:
Originally Posted by sir_pudding View Post
Because punching a tough guy shouldn't break your hand but punching mail should?
In reality, it actually does. Punching in someone’s jaw, skull, or even ribs can break your hand or your wrist. And such “accidents” are quite common…

Having said that, GURPS has got some critical failures which gives such a result.
Gollum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 02:15 AM   #6
sir_pudding
Wielder of Smart Pants
 
sir_pudding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ventura CA
Default Re: Damage to punching hand blocked by a shield

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
In reality, it actually does. Punching in someone’s jaw, skull, or even ribs can break your hand or your wrist. And such “accidents” are quite common…
Martial Arts has a Harsh Realism rule for this, and really it is a Harsh Realism sort of thing, fictional fighters rarely hurt themselves punching people.
sir_pudding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 02:27 AM   #7
Gollum
 
Gollum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: France
Default Re: Damage to punching hand blocked by a shield

Quote:
Originally Posted by sir_pudding View Post
Martial Arts has a Harsh Realism rule for this, and really it is a Harsh Realism sort of thing, fictional fighters rarely hurt themselves punching people.
Yes, you're perfectly right.

Furthermore, in fictions, the toughness of tough people is often due to their amazing musculature… Shark, in the James Bond movies or the big bald guy in Indiana Jones, Raiders of the lost ark are some examples of that.
Gollum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 04:25 AM   #8
jacobmuller
 
jacobmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Not in your time zone:D
Default Re: Damage to punching hand blocked by a shield

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Joy View Post
Ah, thanks!

According to that, striking DR with DR 3+ may injure you. An exception is if the target's DR has the Tough Skin limitation. Any ideas on why an exception is made for Tough Skin, but not flexible DR in general?
I'd always assumed Hurting Yourself applied to hitting rigid armour; but to assume is ass+u+me.
Looking at the armour table from Low-tech, however, the only DR3* (vs crushing) armour I can find is Heavy Mail which didn't exist in Basic. Even Layered Cloth is rigid but, before reading this Thread, I wouldn't have applied the Hurting Yourself rule for hitting a quilt.
__________________
"Sanity is a bourgeois meme." Exegeek
PS sorry I'm a Parthian shootist: shiftwork + out of country = not here when you are:/
It's all in the reflexes
jacobmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
block, combat rules, shield, unarmed combat

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.