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agility to-hit bonus and fighting with anything but two weap

 
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breikie
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: agility to-hit bonus and fighting with anything but two weap Reply with quote

hi...
think i'm reading something wrong...

the on-hand to-hit bonus granted by a high agility score should only apply when fighting with two weapons (p. eight) (to compensate for the penalty);

why then it is clearly stated (below the agility table- p.10) that "the on-hand weapon to-hit modifier applies to two-handed melee weapons and missile weapons as well"?? -there is no penalty in the first place (fighting with two weapons isn't like fighting with two hands- p.34)

am i to understand that having an agility score of gagillion and fighting with a rapier with one hand means no bonus, but having agility 14 and fighting with a staff (two hands)/ shooting a crossbow/ throwing a dagger means +1 bonus?

anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless I'm mistaken, the on-hand modifier to-hit in table 2.1.1 applies to any type of weapon (one-hand, two-hand, missile).

When fighting with two weapons, a -2 penalty is further applied to the character's on-hand attack and the off-hand modifier to-hit in table 2.1.1 applies to his off-hand attack.
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breikie
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the thing is the agility entry in page eight specifically says a high or low score affects the character's to-hit chance when employing two weapons; there is no word on general to-hit modification (which is quite important, and should have been mentioned)

i'll house-rule untill i get more replies; but, thanks for your thought metathiax, again...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey breikie,

Meta is correct. The on-hand modifier applies to all weapons, one or two-handed. The statement on page 8 refers specifically to the off-hand modifier. TBH it would be clearer if page 8 simply stated that an agility score can modify your ability to hit with a weapon.

The confusion comes from the revision. In the first print, agility did not bring an on-hand modifier. The general treatment on page 8 was not changed. It is technically correct, but seems incorrect by omission.

Hope that helps!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awsome; thanks...
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