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Dumb Shock Ques­tion Needs Clar­i­fy­ing 1 year 5 months ago #4000

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For some rea­son I’m doubt­ing every­thing I think I know this week…

A blunt weapon strikes some­one in the chest with IR 4. The half BN and Blunt AV of the metal armor reduce that to below 0 (effec­tively 0). That strike’s Shock DOES NOT still apply, right?

But if that chest HAD pre­vi­ously received a not-​yet-​healed wound with Shock, that old Shock WOULD apply, or would it only apply if the afore­men­tioned strike resulted in WL I or greater (with lower atten­dant Shock value)?
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Dumb Shock Ques­tion Needs Clar­i­fy­ing 1 year 5 months ago #4001

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Herr Ter­ror wrote:
A blunt weapon strikes some­one in the chest with IR 4. The half BN and Blunt AV of the metal armor reduce that to below 0 (effec­tively 0). That strike’s Shock DOES NOT still apply, right?

Right.

Herr Ter­ror wrote:
But if that chest HAD pre­vi­ously received a not-​yet-​healed wound with Shock, that old Shock WOULD apply, or would it only apply if the afore­men­tioned strike resulted in WL I or greater (with lower atten­dant Shock value)?

I can see that this is not entirely unam­bigu­ous from the word­ing on p141. The way I play it is that the for­mer, high Shock is re-​applied when­ever Impact Rat­ing minus AV on its own, with­out sub­tract­ing half BN, results in a pos­i­tive num­ber. We regard any hit where IRAV = 1+ as a hit that actu­ally causes a very minor, but totally neg­li­gi­ble wound. You can see that for exam­ple in the stats of the posio­nous ani­mals on p356, that inject poi­son if IRAV = 1+. Any such result is a slight wound, too minor to cause Shock or Pain or Blood­loss or any notice­able dis­com­fort on its own, but suf­fi­cient to either inject poi­son or revive pre­vi­ous Shock.
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