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Bonetti's Code Duello
« on: December 08, 2022, 03:33:02 PM »
[These rules for fencing lie in accordance with the Borcan style established by fencing masters Aldo Bonetti and his equally famous protégé Sergio Lozzi, laid out plainly for those seeking guidance....]

Aldo Bonetti's Rules of Fencing for Aspiring Duelists and Bravos

[The treatise goes on to list the rules of fencing, how points are scored, and what is considered poor sportsmanship or otherwise.]
OOC - House Ruleset

Basic rules:

Turn order. (Initiative) - Each combatant starts the round with a [DEX] or [CHA] roll.  Once a turn order is set, combatants simply take turns back and forth until the fight is over.  Winner of the initiative attacks first.

Attacking. - Attacker rolls [STR] or [DEX].  Defender rolls [DEX] or [CON].

If the attacker's [STR] or [DEX] roll is higher than their opponent's [DEX] or [CON], their blade draws blood, and they get a point.  If the defender's [DEX] or [CON] roll is higher, the blade is either parried or otherwise is defended against.

Ties always go to the attacker.

Special rules:

Feints - Before their turn, the attacker may choose to roll [CHA] against either the defender's [CHA] or their [WIS]; if the attacker succeeds on the roll, they gain a bonus of +5 to the attack roll that follows. Should the defender win, they are given a bonus of +5 on their next roll to defend. Feints can only be attempted once per match.

Disarms - Should an attacker's roll be 15 points above a defender's, the defender is required to make another [DEX] roll; if it is under 10, they were disarmed and an additional point is awarded to the attacker.

Ripostes - Should an defender's roll be 15 points above an attacker's, the attacker is required to make another [DEX] roll; if it is under 10, their blade was not only parried but a successful counter-attack is made, earning the defender a point.


The fencing bout continues until three points are scored, whether through blood being drawn, or through successful disarms or ripostes.