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Old 04-26-2021, 05:46 AM   #1
ArchonShiva
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Default Bank Shot and angle (Imbuements p.6)

I assume, for balance reasons, that using Bank Shot (Imbuements p.6, but tangentially Powers p.166) doesn't just let you impose an additional -2 to defenses for having attack come "come back" from the side or back hex side. It's mainly just predictive shooting off a separate skill.

I also assume it *can* be used to circumvent Block defenses by coming from a direction the shield does not cover, strike the eyes when attacking from behind, or exploit a breastplate's (font-only) lack of back armor.

Does any source have more detail? Did I miss a thread?

At least in a cinematic campaign, where people actually dodge bullets (as opposed to guns), I would probably house rule a vision roll to get an active defense (at -2 plus bounces) if a shooter at their back bounced a shot into their eye or other location coming from their front arc, because it feels like they should have a chance.
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