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Combat in Faerie Wood

September 22, 2012

While Faerie Wood is not primarily combat-orientated, the sad truth is that feisty player characters will inevitably end up in a scrap at some point. Here’s what the rules have to say about it (page 21):

Combat takes place in rounds, as explained in the Time section, but here is an outline of how the process of combat is played: First it is important to remember that you are dealing in a matter of moments, there is no time for lengthy discussions about what to do, or anything complicated. It’s a matter of bopping your opponent on the head before he sticks his foot in your groin.

Take that, tactical battle grids and miniatures! Be off with you, heroic feats, encounter powers, and “cinematic” combat! We don’t want your sort round ‘ere!

Another thing: Faerie Wood doesn’t do critical hits, but it does have several fumble charts. Heh.

I’m planning to run a game this evening. Let the bopping and bollock-kicking commence.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Garry Robson permalink
    October 2, 2012 11:33 pm

    I prefer a ‘good scrap’, or my personal favorite – ‘a bit of a barney’ – rather than the term ‘combat’, as ‘combat’ suggests (wrongly) that there are common understood rules to fighting. You try telling that to an angry badger when you’re only 1 foot tall – “er….excuse me Mr Badger, but it says in these ‘ere rules that you have to wait until we have established which of us ‘as the ‘i-n-i-t-i-a-t-i-v-e’…before we…AAAAAARRRGGGGGHHHH!…(sound of badger teeth connecting with elf leg).

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