Level 1: +3 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, +3 to Parry/Dodge, Critical Strike, Critical Strike from Behind
Level 2: +2 to Strike, +2 to Maintain Balance, +1 to Breakfall Level 3: Select two Weapon Katas, +1 to Hold, +2 to Damage Level 4: +1 Attack per Melee, +1 to Body Block Level 5: Critical Strike on a Natural 18-20
Level 6: Knock-out/Stun on a Natural 18-20, Knock-out from Behind
Level 7: Select one Martial Art Power from Body Hardening Exercises or Special Katas
Level 8: +1 Attack per Melee, +2 to Parry/Dodge, +2 to Damage
Level 9: Death Blow on Natural 19-20
Level 10: +2 to Strike, +2 to Breakfall
Level 11: +2 to Maintain Balance, +2 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact. Level 12: +1 Attack per Melee, +1 to Hold, +1 to Body Block Level 13: Death Blow on Natural 18-20, +1 to Damage
Level 14: Select one Martial Art Power from Body Hardening Exercises, Special Katas, or Martial Art Techniques, +1 Attack per Melee Level 15: Death Blow from Behind
Palladium Fantasy Notes: This MA form would probably be better applied to Pal Fantasy than to N&SS, but since it uses N&SS rules... If you are inclined to use this in Pal Fantasy, there shouldn't be much trouble converting it to PFRPG's HTH system. Ignore questions of Range and any other HTH move or term you're not sure on. Characters gain an additional +2 to Strike, Parry, and Disarm if they are from or learn in PFRPG.
Barbarian Combat exists wherever people get drunk and bash people with axes. It is particularly popular among humans, dwarves, and orcs. It is most often known as Dwarven Fighting.
Playing Notes: This form is a bit on the OPIE side. So to prevent Munchkins from going hog wild, remember how a proper barbarian fights. No strategy. You are not Arthur, you are not Julius Caesar, you are not Sun Tzu. You and your friends rush at the enemy and bash them with your axes. Strategy is for people who don't have an axe to bash things with.
History buffs will notice that there aren't many barbarians around any more for a reason. Why Study Barbarian Combat?: Rrrrraaaaarrrrrggggghhhh!!! 'Nuff said.
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