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combat modifier for flight

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:02 am
by Eddie
i notice in the combat modifier table that fighting a flying opponent causes a -5 to your total

that's pretty steep
my party were seriously threatened by harpies in our last session and they are intended to be scavengers in the adventure and not a credible threat
what gives with this?
also means enemies like Life Stealers are going to be almost unkillable with their Skill of 12!

Re: combat modifier for flight

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:50 am
by SkinnyOrc
In the same way as the -2 for "Drunk" is on whoever's drunk, the -5 for "Airborne" is going to be on whoever's airborne, otherwise it'd be something like "Vs airborne opponent". But this one has the note "Applied to both mounted attacker and unmounted foe", so I'd take it as being for if the PCs get flying mounts and try and fight from them. I don't think you'd apply it to creatures that are natural fliers.