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Has anybody done anything interesting with critical location hits???

I have just been looking at the old WFRP v1 Critical Hits system that was released with the GM screen and looking to adapt it - or something similar.

Not sure if any of you know the system, but the larger the minus wounds for a particular location - the more serious the wound may be (there is a random element to it). The tables are also sorted by type damage type, such as: Sharp, Blunt, Teeth & Claws, Arrows, Firearms...etc

Any thoughts ?

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Well it's certainly not a bad idea if you want to tinker the game down to that detail. I think it may slow my own combat sessions down a bit, the game might start to resemble Rolemaster (a good system for detail), but personally I don't like to refer to too many tables during a combat scene, so I'ld probably leave Crits as is.

However, this system lends itself quite well to home rules, so if that's your idea of a good game then you certainly won't find too many hurdles adding extra charts in.

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My own attempt at this is available in the Wiki: http://basicroleplaying.com/wiki/doku.php?id=combat:major_wound_table

"S" denotes Serious wounds and "C" Critical wounds (though 'Grievous' may have been a better name, to avoid confusion with crit hits). What constitutes a Serious/Critical(Grievous) wound is a separate issue.

(I use a probably unusual system for HPs, where characters get only about half what's normal for BRP, but stay alive until -CON. In that -5hp is Serious and -10 is Critical/Grievous - and means they suffer the appropriate injury according to the location, and sub-location struck. But that's not necessary for using the table.)

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