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Woody & Ted: "For You Guys"
Posted: Thursday June 7th, 2012 by

Yesterday a few of you mentioned that you were expecting a "forsooth". So, I decided I was going to make it happen. There is zero other reason for this strip. Though I do expect some discussion on beating the crap out of each other using boffer (foam + duct tape) weapons and monstering if any of you have done it. I suspect a few of you have.

Me? Yeah, I monstered at one event and that's the last time I'll ever do it. But being a monster wasn't the issue. Prima donas, who didn't appreciate getting their asses handed to them by a basic orc, were.

It was the NERO fighting system. I was told I was hitting too hard, which I guess is true (by comparison) when they're used to people fighting with their wrists not their arm/body. The only thing that kept me from winning every fight I was in that weekend was their broken ass armor system. So I had to rely on the player doing in-the-moment math and then telling ME after the fact how much or how little armor they had left. **coughs** Sorry didn't mean to whine there. I just prefer a much more basic fighting mechanic. One where you're having fun not just doing math.

My friends and I played "two appendages". You get hit in the arm, the arm is gone. You get hit in the leg, the leg is gone. You lose two appendages, you're dead. Take a solid shot to the torso, you're dead. Get hit in the head, the culprit apologizes profusely. We also didn't over-pad our homebrew weapons. Dowel, pipe insulation foam, and duct tape. Some of the more significant weapons used more padding. But hey... none of us lost an eye or anything.

I'm an old man now; so, I doubt seriously I could keep the win percentage I had as a youth. But, every once in a while, I do miss hitting my friends with barely padded sticks.

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