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Old 06-04-2015, 04:54 AM   #1
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Default [DF] Double-Shot / Adjacent Hex?

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How have you handled the Double-Shot advantage from DF11:32 in your games?

Since it is built as a Dual-Weapon Attack, going by the Basic Set, the attacked targets would have to be in the same or an adjacent hex. Yet in the descriptive text of the ability nowhere is it mentioned that the foes have to be in adjacent or the same hex.

Thus my question: How have you handled Double-Shot in your games?

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Old 06-04-2015, 05:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: [DF] Double-Shot / Adjacent Hex?

I'd say the arrow arrow that travels the furthest has to pass through the same hex, or a hex adjacent to the closest target. You roll separately for each attack as usual, with each taking it's own separate range modifiers.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:30 AM   #3
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The requirement that foes be in adjacent hexes applies only to melee attacks, which a bow shot notably is not. The way I see it, particularly for something as cinematic as DF, so long as both targets are in your front arc, you can attack both of them. You'll need Enhanced Tracking to Aim at more than one of them, however.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: [DF] Double-Shot / Adjacent Hex?

I also don't make that requirement for melee, I require that there is no hex facing change between attacks. I also allow the Players to treat pole weapons as "two weapons" using both ends.
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:21 AM   #5
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Default Re: [DF] Double-Shot / Adjacent Hex?

I think I'll have to scratch the "adjacent" hex rule in my cinematic games and go with the stuff you implemented. The front arc makes sense, also the "not change facing" rule for melee makes sense as well.

Thanks all for your comments, they are very much appreciated!

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Old 06-05-2015, 05:45 AM   #6
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Default Re: [DF] Double-Shot / Adjacent Hex?

Playing an archer with Double-Shot, I don't think I ever shot at two different targets with Double-Shot; the defense penalty and the chance to overwhelm their defenses with volume of fire are just too attractive.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:23 AM   #7
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I also don't make that requirement for melee, I require that there is no hex facing change between attacks. I also allow the Players to treat pole weapons as "two weapons" using both ends.
Personally, I consider there to be two different versions of Dual (or Multi) Weapon Attack. One is basically just a Rapid Strike that alternates which hand (or which end of the weapon) is used between attacks and has no special rules; it's Rapid Strike with a lower penalty. The other is actually attacking with two weapons at the same time - it uses only one attack roll (with RoF equal to the number of attacks and Rcl depending on Ambi/Multidexterity, hit location, and so forth), and if used on the same foe he gets one defense roll (success negates MoS+1 hits) and doesn't allow anything to be done between attacks (as there is no "between attacks").

With a bow double shot, however, a character would have no choice but to take the latter option.

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Playing an archer with Double-Shot, I don't think I ever shot at two different targets with Double-Shot; the defense penalty and the chance to overwhelm their defenses with volume of fire are just too attractive.
Yeah, splitting shots is mostly going to be useful against Mooks. If there are foes that have high Blocks, however, it could prove worthwhile to split so that you force two of them to waste their Blocks, allowing your higher-damage allies to have a better chance to get through. And if you've got flaming arrows or similar, catching two shields on fire is always better than one.

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