Racial creation - players companion related

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BigFatStupidHead
Joined: 2017-07-30 22:31
Racial creation - players companion related

Hi folks! If I were trying to create a race with a natural weapon but not an attack routine, what would be the build point pricing by die size?

 

Ie: how big a bite damage would 1 build point buy?

 

Thanks!

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I'd say that a single power gets you a 1d4-1 bite - it's roughly equivalent to brawling damage (1d3 fist, 1d4 kick (-2 atk)), and the Unarmed Fighting proficiency on pg 154 of ACKS:PC is a single proficiency/power that allows for lethal damage while brawling.

Put alternatively, you just give your race Unarmed Fighting (Bite), and it's a peculiar twist of their biology that allows it to be for a bite attack.

(the reverse of this then implies that a particularly dirty (normal human) fighter that bites a guy during a bar fight does nonlethal damage eq. to a kick, perhaps at the -2 to attack as well, which then further implies the Mike Tyson Memorial Rule that getting a person to 0HP via nonlethal damage involves a special roll on a possibly alternate Mortal Wounds table for very specific sorts of scars/cosmetic damage...)

 

BigFatStupidHead
Joined: 2017-07-30 22:31

Yes, that sounds reasonable. Even if the damage is poor, it is still an attack that the character can never loose. How would you suggest the damage proceeds from there? I am comparing this to the bite/claw/claw attack routine granted from Fangs and Claws. If one point buys a d4-1 and two can get d4-1 and two d2-1's, what would two points get for just a single attack?

Frijoles Junior
Joined: 2017-02-10 21:11

I would go with 1d6

Loswaith
Joined: 2017-05-12 02:19

Attack routines typically have an average damage spread across the routine, thus a single attack would roughly do the same average damage as the full routine.

Thus a two point fangs and claws routine is roughly 2.5 (0.5 + 0.5 + 1.5) average damage or 1d4 for a single attack.

BigFatStupidHead
Joined: 2017-07-30 22:31

Attack routines typically have an average damage spread across the routine, thus a single attack would roughly do the same average damage as the full routine.

Thus a two point fangs and claws routine is roughly 2.5 (0.5 + 0.5 + 1.5) average damage or 1d4 for a single attack.


-Loswaith

Now that is an excellent piece of information I would not have noticed! Because we shouldn't discount the value of splitting damage to many targets (and potentially gaining STR bonus on each of those attacks), I think I'll go with a d6 as Frijoles Junior suggested. Thanks!