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Old 04-17-2022, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Defenses Vs. Runaround Attack

If an opponent runs around to your rear hex, can you block or parry, or only dodge?
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Old 04-17-2022, 09:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Defenses Vs. Runaround Attack

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If an opponent runs around to your rear hex, can you block or parry, or only dodge?
DFRPG Exploits page 47.

Treat runaround attacks as side attacks.

To block, which would be at -2, the attacker must have ran from the shield side. If they came from the weapon side then you cannot use the shield to block unless you have the double-jointed advantage.

To parry, which would be at -2, the attacker must have ran from the weapon side. If they came from the shield side then you cannot use the weapon to parry unless you have the double-jointed advantage.
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Old 04-18-2022, 12:40 PM   #3
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DFRPG Exploits page 47.

Treat runaround attacks as side attacks.

To block, which would be at -2, the attacker must have ran from the shield side. If they came from the weapon side then you cannot use the shield to block unless you have the double-jointed advantage.

To parry, which would be at -2, the attacker must have ran from the weapon side. If they came from the shield side then you cannot use the weapon to parry unless you have the double-jointed advantage.
Thanks. That makes sense. I wish they had clarified it in the rules. They don't talk at all about determining which side you ran around or whether you could do any defense other than a dodge if you are not double jointed, depending on which side they ran around.
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Old 04-18-2022, 02:12 PM   #4
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Thanks. That makes sense. I wish they had clarified it in the rules. They don't talk at all about determining which side you ran around or whether you could do any defense other than a dodge if you are not double jointed, depending on which side they ran around.
It does though. Side attacks mention how to handle attacks from either side (weapon and shield sides) and run around tells you to treat the attack as a side attack. Which side? the side they ran around from.
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