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Unarmed Combat

Street-Fighting

Street Fighting

  • Attribute:  Agility
  • Type:  Attack
  • Time:  One action
  • Description:  This skill represents a free-form fighting style in which the attacker assumes a hunched position at forty-five degree angle from the opponent, with the dominant leg a step back, the dominant arm held back with the elbow at the waist and fist near the jaw, and the lead hand open and above the knee. It is technique wherein only minimal shifts are needed to defend, while employing a mix of close-quarter strikes, 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 Back Fist is furtive quick strike with the back of the fist and knuckles; a Headbutt is a forceful thrust with forehead made while stepping into the target; a Hammer Fist is a multi-directional, hewing stroke that hits with the bottom of a clenched fist; an Elbow Strike is a multi-directional, close range attack made by throwing the elbow while stepping into the target; a Bolo Punch involves making a distracting move with the lead hand and semi-circular vertical rising punch with the dominant fist; a Haymaker is wild swing in which the arm is whipped sideways from the shoulder with minimal elbow bend. 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.
Back Fist                --          +1         1-2
Headbutt               -1          +2         1-2
Hammer Fist        -2          +2         1-3
Elbow Strike         -2          +3         1-2
Bolo Punch           -3          +4         1-2
Haymaker             -4          +5         1-2

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Chuck Sperati