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Author Topic: Kisat Dur: the Dwarven Martial Art  (Read 125125 times)

Urist McVoyager

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Re: Kisat Dur: the Dwarven Martial Art
« Reply #495 on: April 20, 2019, 06:08:02 pm »

Sadly the game doesn't simulate force to the extent you can throw weapons through people and into others. It wouldn't be something the smaller races could do, but you get something like a rhino or elephant person with a big enough spear to handle the force, you could see two or three people in a row go down.
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Re: Kisat Dur: the Dwarven Martial Art
« Reply #496 on: May 01, 2019, 07:42:20 pm »

Technique 5 Gakit Kun "Thief Cat"



Sometimes a foe is too large to simply disarm. In this case the Gakit Kun technique allows you to gain control of their weapon without the need to physically overpower them.



If the enemy fails to immediately sieze the weapon from you the Gakit Kun technique allows you to loosen their grip.
The images donĺt show up on the screen, could you describe the Thief cat technique in text please?

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Re: Kisat Dur: the Dwarven Martial Art
« Reply #497 on: May 01, 2019, 08:26:52 pm »

Sure. The practitioner is facing a human, who wields an iron short sword. The practitioner grabs hold of the sword, then claws at the human's hands with targeted scratch attacks, causing permanent nerve damage and forcing the unfortunate human to drop his weapon.

DF combat is brutal. When players start fooling around with the mechanics, DF combat becomes infinitely more brutal.
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Re: Kisat Dur: the Dwarven Martial Art
« Reply #498 on: May 02, 2019, 04:01:11 pm »

Sure. The practitioner is facing a human, who wields an iron short sword. The practitioner grabs hold of the sword, then claws at the human's hands with targeted scratch attacks, causing permanent nerve damage and forcing the unfortunate human to drop his weapon.

DF combat is brutal. When players start fooling around with the mechanics, DF combat becomes infinitely more brutal.
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Re: Kisat Dur: the Dwarven Martial Art
« Reply #499 on: August 15, 2019, 04:25:56 am »

There are not many aspects of weapon combat that cannot be covered by simple application of Kisat Dur principles... but weapon lodging is a special case. I present here a two-fold technique relating to the unique physics of lodged weaponry.

Ar ¤ggal: "Flesh Trap"

When a weapon binds in the flesh of its victim, the two combatants are locked in a grappling position until the weapon may be freed. This fact may be exploited in interesting ways.

Here the practitioner-- a lowly peasant of Competent skill-- has been struck by her skulduggerous foe.
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Fortunately, no real damage has been done by the silver lash
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and so, an opportunity is created!

By keeping the weapon tightly locked in the grip of her own flesh, the practitioner prevents her enemy from avoiding her blade. She strikes at the enemy's hand, thus forcing it to release its weapon, which remains caught in the flesh of the practitioner.
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Thus disarmed, the enemy may now be easily dispatched. The practitioner employs Ar ¤ggal once again...
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...this time, taking advantage of her own lodged weapon to leap into the enemy in a manner familiar to practitioners of the Toradadom, or "Body Crush" techniques!*

As the Toradadom is here performed from a complete standstill, it is far less effective; the enemy's cloak deflects all injury in this example. Nevertheless, the enemy is thoroughly stunned, and may now be finished off
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at leisure.
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A potential defeat has become a resounding victory, through careful use of the enemy's own weapon. Such is the nature of Ar ¤ggal.




* Note the shield-block before the jump, to ward off an incoming strike. The enemy had there some slim chance of landing a lucky hit before the practitioner made her leap; by first blocking the strike, the practitioner cuts off that chance neatly. When your skill in arms is meagre, every precaution must be taken when handling any foe!
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Re: Kisat Dur: the Dwarven Martial Art
« Reply #500 on: August 16, 2019, 02:45:12 pm »

I like it. Using the opponent's weapon against them is a lot of Kisat Dur moves, but this one's new.

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Re: Kisat Dur: the Dwarven Martial Art
« Reply #501 on: August 22, 2019, 09:39:09 pm »

Yeah, this is great.  I've been in this situation a couple of times before, but it never occurred to me that when the opponent has lodged their weapon in you they can't: switch hands (so that they are holding their shield in that hand), parry, or dodge.  So if you aim at that appendage, their only hope is that their armour holds up.
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