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#21 Tenebrae

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:32 AM

You could argue that any shot on this location just misses, "because common sense": can't hit what's not there

This is my argument and I must admit I favour it strongly, simply because it is consistent with how cover works, not because of common sense (which really is rather uncommon).


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#22 Lynata

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:35 AM

Ah, it's been some time since I last took a rule at OW's rules. If there is already an official example for shots missing despite "technically being a hit", then I agree this would be a valid extrapolation!


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#23 Askil

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:24 AM

While I agree with the "you cannot hit what is not there" angle how "not there" is this leg?

 

The chances of a leg being cleanly removed bay a passing shell are minimal, a tattered piece of thigh meat on a shattered tibula hanging from a dislocated hip joint gushing blood in a torrent that kills in minutes is more likely, and a perfectly valid target to resolve damage against even if the critical tables don`t really apply any longer.

 

After all having you arm blown off at the elbow doesn`t stop you getting shot in the shoulder.


Edited by Askil, 17 May 2014 - 01:26 AM.

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#24 Lynata

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:13 AM

Though of course by the same token we could ask where in the leg does the attack hit, exactly? The thigh? The foot? ;)

 

Ahh, the wonderful world of RPG abstractions ...


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