[WOIN] Warrior-Monk Exploits

While I do see some exploits that cause stunning in other careers (see http://www.woinrpg.com/martial-arts-careers/), these appear to be geared more towards N.O.W.

That being said, I thought I would come up with a couple of exploits for the Warrior-Monk career in O.L.D. Tell me what you think:

Stunning Fist
Prerequisite: martial arts (3+), Iron Fist

You have the ability to stun your opponents with your unarmed strikes.

You can attempt to stun your opponent a number of times per day equal to the number of grades taken in Warrior-Monk.

Upon declaring an attempt and making a successful unarmed attack against the opponent's VITAL DEFENSE, the opponent becomes Dazed. No damage is rolled for this attack

If the attacker rolls a critical hit, he rolls 1d6 and the opponent and suffers the corresponding severe condition along the Blunt track. Also, roll for damage, but 6s do not explode.

Taking the exploit again will allow you to use melee weapons or unarmed strike to make the attack.
Also, here is an idea for a Flurry of Blows Exploit:

Flurry of Blows (could also be a Universal Exploit?)
Prerequisite: martial arts (5+), AGI 6+

Your training has granted you the ability to attack faster than normal.

When using both actions to make attacks, you gain one additional attack at -2d6 (total 3 attacks). Taking the exploit a second time removes the penalty.

This exploit does not stack with Weapon Synthesis and applies only to unarmed strikes. Any damage modifiers still stack on the additional attack.
 
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M3woods

Explorer
I use a few similar exploits for the Venetian supplement, The Holds of Vendalyr. Though, mine are much simpler in execution.

Stunning Fist exploits:

Stunning Jab. You strike your opponent on a sensitive pressure point. For a cost of 2d6, the target takes damage and gains the Immobilized condition until its shaken off. For 3d6, the target gains the second Immobilized condition.



Flurry of blows exploits:

B]Lightning Flurry.[/B] You become a storm of furious strikes and kicks. Pay 2d6 and sopend all your actions to make a single melee attack against all adjacent opponent.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
While I do see some exploits that cause stunning in other careers (see http://www.woinrpg.com/martial-arts-careers/), these appear to be geared more towards N.O.W.
That just means that OLD hasn't been updated to v1.2 yet, like NEW has. The rules are the same for all three games. NOW has a slight advantage in that it's 1.0 will have had the benefit of NEW 1.2 before publication.

OLD will join those two with the 1.2 rules once NOW is out there (same layout person, so they happen in serial, not parallel).

the opponent must make a WIL check against a difficulty equal to the damage dealt in the attack. If the opponent fails the check, they become Dazed.
Personally, that's too many steps for my taste (an attack roll, a damage roll and an attribute check). I generally try to make an attack require only one roll - so I'd personally just make that an attack vs one of the four DEFENSEs.

A good spin I like is to make one attack roll, and have it have different effects depending on which DEFENSEs it beats. So you could have a melee attack for the damage, and if it beats VITAL DEFENSE, they get stunned, too. Or vice versa. I feel that's a little more elegant than sequential checks, which tend to slow the game down.
 
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osutuba

Villager
Thanks for the advice. I will tweak the Stunning Fist exploit. What are your thoughts on Flurry of Blows?
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Thanks for the advice. I will tweak the Stunning Fist exploit. What are your thoughts on Flurry of Blows?
The language needs cleaning up. What’s a “full attack action”? 4 attacks seems very powerful.

Re the previous one, the critical hit is worse than a regular critical hit?
 
The language needs cleaning up. What’s a “full attack action”? 4 attacks seems very powerful.
It's my understanding that if you move and attack you only get one attack, but if you stand and attack, you get two. Am I incorrect?

Also, I have seen where in normal situations, 3rd and 4th attacks are possible, but they don't occur during the same point in initiative (3rd happens at Initiative +10 and the 4th at another point). This exploit simply removes those conditions

I'd be willing to compromise to make it where taking it a second time removes the -2d6 penalty instead of adding another attack.

Re the previous one, the critical hit is worse than a regular critical hit?
Regular criticals have 6s explode when rolling for damage + places the opponent on the appropriate condition track per the Critical Errata. I'm simply flipping it to where the critical makes the stun more powerful at the cost of no bonus damage due to exploding 6s.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
It's my understanding that if you move and attack you only get one attack, but if you stand and attack, you get two. Am I incorrect?
You get two actions. “Full attack action” isn’t a WOIN game term. Do you mean “if you use both actions as attacks”?
 
You get two actions. “Full attack action” isn’t a WOIN game term. Do you mean “if you use both actions as attacks”?
OK, so it should read as "When using both actions to make attacks ..."?

(Edited OP to reflect this in advance, just in case.)
 

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