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Old 03-03-2022, 07:01 PM   #11
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I could not find this in Martial Arts. Anyone else have any luck?
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(No, but seriously, this took me for freaking ever to find)

MA220, in the "Unorthodox Attacks" box. Looks like it's actually canon that two handed weapons used in one hand are at -1 to damage, so that's neat.
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Old 03-03-2022, 07:34 PM   #12
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There's a stick fighting technique of holding one stick in the off hand in the center of the stick, rather then at one end, in order to have both the full breadth of the stick as parrying surface while also balancing the weapon relative to what fighting with it in a sword grip is like. I've never seen rules for how to handle this but initially imagined it might be something similar to wielding a smaller staff-one handed. Is there a canon on that?
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Old 03-04-2022, 05:38 AM   #13
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There's a stick fighting technique of holding one stick in the off hand in the center of the stick, rather then at one end, in order to have both the full breadth of the stick as parrying surface while also balancing the weapon relative to what fighting with it in a sword grip is like. I've never seen rules for how to handle this but initially imagined it might be something similar to wielding a smaller staff-one handed. Is there a canon on that?
Defensive grip?
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Old 03-04-2022, 08:25 AM   #14
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Defensive grip?
I thought Defensive Grip had to be a 2-handed technique?

I'd think that the off-hand mid-grip short stick was more like Main Gauche except short sticks aren't assigned the -1 to Parry that regular Knife gets.

I beleive that the off-hand stick thing is mentioned in the stickfighting section of MA but not trearted as anything special.
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Old 03-04-2022, 04:04 PM   #15
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Default Re: One-Handed Staff Parry Questions

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Your Search-Fu is weak!
(No, but seriously, this took me for freaking ever to find)

MA220, in the "Unorthodox Attacks" box. Looks like it's actually canon that two handed weapons used in one hand are at -1 to damage, so that's neat.
Your Search-Fu is impressive, Varyon!

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As explained on p. B270, a strong enough fighter can wield a two-handed melee weapon – one with “†” or “‡” on its ST statistic – in one hand. When doing so, use the weapon’s two-handed statistics but apply a -1 to damage. The skill required to wield it may change:
So, when wielding a Quarterstaff one-handed, I would roll against my Broadsword skill to hit, but I’d still use the Staff skill stats for everything else, including the parry bonus, with the exception that I apply a -1 to damage.

At least, that’s my interpretation of the RAW. It still seems wrong to me that a quarterstaff wielded as a broadsword should get a +2 parry bonus.

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