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mvp7

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(Answered) Kicking Weak Legs quirk clarification
« on: 25 April 2021, 16:06:27 »
Hi.

BattleMech Manual p.89 (errata 4.1) the rule for quirk "Weak Legs" reads:

When the ’Mech is kicked in a leg or executes a Death From Above attack, roll on the Determining Critical Hits table for each of its legs (even if the armor is not breached) and apply the results.

Does this mean that if a Mech with the quirk is kicked in the left leg and suffers non-destructive amount of structure damage to that leg as a result, you would then roll twice to Determine Critical Hits on the left leg (once for the quirk, once for the structure damage) and once on the right leg (for the quirk)?
« Last Edit: 25 April 2021, 16:47:01 by Xotl »

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Re: Kicking Weak Legs quirk clarification
« Reply #1 on: 25 April 2021, 16:46:54 »
That's correct.  Multiple sources of critical hit checks always stack unless specified otherwise.
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Re: (Answered) Kicking Weak Legs quirk clarification
« Reply #2 on: 25 April 2021, 16:48:44 »
So the Determining Critical Hits roll applies to both legs even when just one leg is kicked. Thanks!

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Re: (Answered) Kicking Weak Legs quirk clarification
« Reply #3 on: 25 April 2021, 16:49:56 »
Yeah, a quad with this one is in really bad shape.  Seems a bit odd to me, but that's how it was written.

Actually, if we have to errata the entry anyways, I'm going to remove the "multiple leg checks from a single kick" effect.  Check for all legs on a DFA, check for the struck leg on a kick.

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If the ’Mech executes a Death From Above attack, roll on the Determining Critical Hits table for each of its legs. If it is kicked in a leg, roll on the table for the leg that was kicked. In both cases, the critical check occurs even if the leg armor was not breached.
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Re: (Answered) Kicking Weak Legs quirk clarification
« Reply #4 on: 25 April 2021, 16:55:26 »
Answer modified.
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Re: (Answered) Kicking Weak Legs quirk clarification
« Reply #5 on: 25 April 2021, 16:58:39 »
Ok, that seems sensible. Thanks again!

 

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