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    I need your help, fellow GMs. I'm always improvising with description but sometimes I feel like I lack consistency., which is fine as long as it works. Buut I'm thinking about making a cheatsheat of wound descriptions.


    I have changed healing time of bashing wounds from 15 minutes to 1 hour but its only for my game.


    Wound Penalty
    1 -
    2 -
    3 -
    Bashing Wounds
    1 - Scratch, bruise (not really a pain) (Arm Wrack - strain, dislocated if arm was a target) Healing: 1 Hour
    2 - (You can take it, but hurts) Healing: 2 Hours
    3 - Healing: 3 Hours
    4 - Electrocution from a wall socket Healing: 4 Hours
    5 - Healing: 5 Hours
    In excess of Stamina - (Beaten Down, Arm Wrack - strain, dislocated)
    In excess of Size - You are lucky to be standing, dizzy and stunned.
    Lethal Wounds
    That's a minimal damage dealt by example source. It can be much higher depending on successes so try to imagine a 'graze' when looking on the list below.
    1 - Knife wound or injury from a sap (Beaten Down, Arm Wrack if arm was a target) Healing: 2 Days
    2 - Low-caliber gunshot or injury from a police baton. Healing: 4 Days
    3 - High-caliber gunshot or machete wound. Healing: 6 Days
    4 - Shotgun shot or fire axe wound. Healing: 8 Days
    5 - Rifle shot or battleaxe wound. Healing: 10 Days
    In excess of Stamina - You are bleeding, open wound. It's harder to move cause of pain. (Arm Wrack -broken)
    In excess of Size - You are lucky to be standing, dizzy and stunned.
    Aggravated Wounds
    1 - (Beaten Down,Arm Wrack - permanent damage, arm loss if arm was a target) Healing: 1 Week
    2 - Healing: 2 Weeks
    3 - Healing: 3 Weeks
    4 - Healing: 4 Weeks
    5 - Healing: 5 Weeks
    In excess of Stamina - You are bleeding, open wound. It's harder to move cause of pain. (Arm Wrack - permanent damage, arm loss )
    In excess of Size -
    Can you help me with filling this out? Maybe adding something more to it?
    Last edited by Moinen; 03-15-2017, 05:36 AM.

  • #2
    Well, I don't think this is cut&dry, but I guess I can see where you're going with this.

    I'd say Bashing 1-2 is barely noticeable (small bruise/scratch), 3 onwards it becomes something that people will notice, be it huge bruises or long scratches. You can also have things like swellings, might even go so far as to add a little limp (simply fluff, not enough for a condition unless you want to go there) or slurry speech, slightly delayed reactions.
    Lethal is the dangerous stuff: 1 could be extreme swellings and bruises, 2 a deep cut, 3 a broken bone, 4 torn ligaments, ripped muscles or skin grazed to the muscle. 5 could be a major bone broken, or losing a chunk of flesh so you can see to the bone etc.
    Generally, stuff that doesn't heal within a few days.
    Aggravated, now, is the kind of stuff you wouldn't want to look at: bloodloss of upwards of 1 1/2 litre, multiple broken bones, portruding through the skin, necrosis, opened abdomen .
    As usual, it depends on the Attack.
    If we go with simple punches, we could have something like
    1 Bashing- Nothing visible
    2 Bashing a small bruise
    3 Bashing + bloodshot eyes
    4 bashing + another, bigger bruise
    5 bashing + swollen eye
    6 Bashing + additional swelling + bigger/darker bruise
    7 Bashing + knockout or slightly hazy reaction/speech, reduced motor control (= more clumsy)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Moinen View Post
      Bashing Wounds
      1 - Scratch, bruise (Arm Wrack to the hand - broken hand)
      2 - (You can take it, but hurts)
      3 -
      4 -
      5 -
      In excess of Stamina - (Beaten Down, Arm Wrack - strain, dislocated)
      In excess of Size - You are lucky to be standing, dizzy and stunned.
      Lethal Wounds
      1 - Knife wound (Beaten Down, Arm Wrack to the Hand)
      2 - Low-caliber gunshot or injury from a police baton.
      3 - High-caliber gunshot or machete wound.
      4 - Shotgun shot or fire axe wound.
      5 - Rifle shot or battleaxe wound.
      In excess of Stamina - You are bleeding, open wound. It's harder to move cause of pain. (Arm Wrack -broken)
      In excess of Size - You are lucky to be standing, dizzy and stunned.
      Aggravated Wounds
      1 - [i](Arm Wrack to the hand - permanent damage, loss of hand).
      2 -
      3 -
      4 -
      5 -
      In excess of Stamina - (Arm Wrack - permanent damage, arm loss )
      In excess of Size -
      Added a few more in italics.


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      • #4
        Unfortunately everything turns italic when in a quote.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tessie View Post
          Unfortunately everything turns italic when in a quote.
          D'oh! Oh, well.


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          • #6
            Thank you for input! Wormwood Great list, but all wait a little more with incorporating it cause I need to wrap my head around descriptions. Charlaquin Good call with using damage ratings of weapons!

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            • #7
              Should I merge my "what does aggravated damage look like?" thread into this?


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