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#21 Magnus Grendel

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 06:01 AM

The one honour duel which was seen in a Space Marine Battles book was a pair of excoriators.

Their duelling rules was powered armour, helmetless, and astartes combat blade, with victory being first blood from the face.

 

(All marines are created in Dorn's image, draw blood from that image yadda yadda random chaplain waffling).

 

Hence it is possible to "win" despite being quite substatially stabbed in the arm, or chest, or whatever.



#22 professor_kylan

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:08 PM

I'd run it as a skill challenge/opposed roll capping out at a certain number of successes required, but I'd run it like this:

Both players describe their actions and gain a bonus for epic stuff (you know the sort). Just a plus ten or so.
Both players then make their rolls, but can roll weapon skill, ballistic skill, or any Skill that is appropriate to the description. i.e. Rolling Scrutinise to judge what they're about to do next. Bluff to mislead before a daring attack. Hell, even Scholastic Lore [Codex Astartes] to remember the best form to face off against a single opponent in melee combat.

The Important thing though, is that you can't use the same roll twice in the duel. If you no longer have a trained  skill or characteristic left that you can roll, you lose. Your opponents wider range of training has bested you this day.

Could be a fun way to make people roleplay a duel :D


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