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Unarmed Combat

Savage Striking

Savage Striking

  • Attribute:  Agility
  • Type:  Attack
  • Time:  One action
  • Description:  This skill represents a vicious striking form in which the attacker faces forward with the feet shoulder width apart and the dominant leg up on the ball of the foot and a step back, while both arms are held vertically in front of the head, palms out. It is technique that emphasizes aggression and the use of brutal counter-attacks, with a mix of punches, elbows, and kicks, varying in roleplay aspects by race, region, academy, mentor, etc. Those instructed in this style use six common strikes that have specific attack, damage, and/or critical hit modifiers. A Pivot Jab is made by stepping with the punch attack and immediately stepping back, without extending the arm; a Straight Punch is a forward strike from either arm whose power comes from rotating the shoulders and hips; a Hook Kick is executed by stepping into a side stance and throwing the kick across the target, striking with the heel; an Elbow Strike is a multi-directional, close range attack made by throwing the elbow while stepping into the target; an Axe Kick is executed by raising the leg vertically and bringing the heel down onto the target area; a Switch Kick is executed by striking the target with a forward kick while jumping off the standing leg and rotating the hips to execute a second, near simultaneous kick. Any strike may be used at will, with all related and general combat modifiers applied normally. If the skill check fails, the attack misses. Only one striking technique may be purchased during character building, additional techniques may be selected as the character advances.
  • Specialization:  (Optional) Specific roleplay aspect based combat style, technique, or system

Strike                Att.    Dam.    Crit.
Pivot Jab              +1          +1           1
Straight Punch     --          +2           1
Hook Kick            -2          +4           1
Elbow Strike        -2          +3         1-2
Axe Kick               -3          +5           1
Switch Kick          -4          +6           1

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Chuck Sperati