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Mamatried
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wajeb Deb Kaadeb wrote:
I notice that the First Edition rules do take the approach that the Lightsaber can be handled by anyone without training.

Check out page 31, under Dexterity Blank Skills. The lightsaber is used as an example of how to create/use a Blank Skill in the game.

And the quote from ANH is referenced:

Quote:
Luke: What is it?

Ben: Your father's lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or as random as a blaster.


Then, page 49 flat out says that anyone can use a lightsaber without training. But, those trained in the Force can use the weapon in special ways.



In the hands of a Jedi, though, the weapon becomes more than what it is to everyone else. A Jedi's Control skill is added to increase the weapon's damage.

If a Jedi's Sense skill is higher than his Melee Parry skill, then he can substitute for the higher code when using the lightsaber to parry. And, there's a chance to damage a target's limb or weapon when parrying.



This fits what we see Finn do rather well.


isn't this sort of "allowing a human" to use the wookie bowcaster.
now I know this is a skill under dex, but is it something a human is familiar with?

As such is is like yes a human could use it, but only a wookie (is strong enough)to master it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mamatried wrote:
Wajeb Deb Kaadeb wrote:
I notice that the First Edition rules do take the approach that the Lightsaber can be handled by anyone without training.

Check out page 31, under Dexterity Blank Skills. The lightsaber is used as an example of how to create/use a Blank Skill in the game.

And the quote from ANH is referenced:

Quote:
Luke: What is it?

Ben: Your father's lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or as random as a blaster.


Then, page 49 flat out says that anyone can use a lightsaber without training. But, those trained in the Force can use the weapon in special ways.



In the hands of a Jedi, though, the weapon becomes more than what it is to everyone else. A Jedi's Control skill is added to increase the weapon's damage.

If a Jedi's Sense skill is higher than his Melee Parry skill, then he can substitute for the higher code when using the lightsaber to parry. And, there's a chance to damage a target's limb or weapon when parrying.



This fits what we see Finn do rather well.


isn't this sort of "allowing a human" to use the wookie bowcaster.
now I know this is a skill under dex, but is it something a human is familiar with?

As such is is like yes a human could use it, but only a wookie (is strong enough)to master it.


The Bowcaster is the other example in the section! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garhkal, you totally misread my post.
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