Blocking packet and missile effects with fists and weapons


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Post Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:55 pm

Blocking packet and missile effects with fists and weapons

Is it legal?
Does the call surge?
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Post Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:44 pm

Re: Blocking packet and missile effects with fists and weapo

It's been a field call for as long as I remember that blocking packets and arrows with weapons or fists causes the effect to surge. This was done in order to keep people away from batting at ranged attacks, which would add a bucketful of safety issues.

I personally would like to see it make a solid rule in the book, for the safety issue alone.
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Post Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:04 am

Re: Blocking packet and missile effects with fists and weapo

If there is a number attached, a physical parry works unless its a crush attack. If there is NO number, it surges even if physically parried.

Crush (Surging)
This damage counts against your soak if it hits any part of you, including weapons or shields. Attacks that do not have a number attached, such as “Magic Sleep” or “Fear” are considered to be Crush.
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Post Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:39 am

Re: Blocking packet and missile effects with fists and weapo

This is why I'm looking for GM response. I've seen the field call made multiple times but there is no solid rule against blocking ranged attacks with fists or a weapon.
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Post Wed May 06, 2015 10:46 am

Re: Blocking packet and missile effects with fists and weapo

Every time I've seen a PC actually catch an arrow (or arrow packet), the field call has been 'Yep, you caught it. No damage.' But channels always surge.

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