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Ranged bonus in melee

Tue 26 Jul 2022, 21:37

Hi all, first post here :)

I am a bit confused by the range bonus/malus for ranged weapons. The book says that the pc gets +3 when shooting at an enemy at arm's length of the enemy is unaware or defenseless.
Does this include an enemy prone? Then why melee only gets +2 vs prone enemies?
Or is it to be interpreted as +3 vs enemies that are not actually fighting? Does this make sneak attacks with ranged weapons inherently stronger (aside from the obvious not having to get closer to attack)?
 
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Re: Ranged bonus in melee

Tue 26 Jul 2022, 22:06

A prone target is not defenseless. You are allowed to defend yourself when you are prone, the only thing that you can't do is to attack (other than shove).
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Re: Ranged bonus in melee

Wed 27 Jul 2022, 13:25

Thank you for your answer.
Then I imagine I should apply the bonus of +3 for arm's length only if they manage to sneak that close to a target, and still apply the malus of -3 if they try to shoot to a prone target at arm's length, right?

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