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Get ready to throw lots of dice around.
The game simulates two opposing fantasy warriors locked in deadly combat.

Lots of Dice of different colors.
Some way to keep track of Hit Points.

Combat Phase
Initiative Phase
Maneuver Phase
Attack Phase
Damage Phase

Both players roll their combat dice into separate boxes.
This is known as the combat roll.
Add up scores as described in the example.

The player with the highest Initiative score attacks first.
If initiative scores are tied, the attacks are simultaneous.

If the winner of the initiative phase also has a higher maneuver score, 
than that player may rethrow his dice. 
The new scores will only affect the attack & damage phases.

Conduct this phase in order of initiative. 
Compare your Attack score to your opponents Dodge score.
If your Attack score is higher you have 'hit' your opponent.
If your Attack score is equal or lower, your attack misses.

Conduct this phase in order of initiative. 
You can only do damage if you hit your opponent in Attack phase.
Compare your Damage score to your opponents Armor score.
If your Damage score is equal or lower, your attack does no damage.
If your Damage score is higher you have 'damaged' your opponent.
Your attack does damage equal to the difference.
Damage is subtracted from your opponents Hit point total.
A combatant reduced to 0 Hit points is unconscious.
A combatant reduced to -2 Hit points is dead.

The basic combatant is a warrior with sword, shield, helmet, and light armor.
The basic combatant uses 6 Basic Combat Dice and has 10 Hit points.

The basic combat die is the common six sider.
Roll	Score
1	Attack
2	Dodge
3	Damage
4	Armor
5	Initiative
6	Maneuver

A warrior rolls 6 basic combat dice.
He rolls: 2, 3, 1, 3, 5, 3
His scores: Attack = 1; Dodge = 1; Damage = 3; Armor = 0; Initiative = 1; Maneuver = 0
His opponent, the myrmidon, also rolls 6 basic combat dice.
He rolls: 6, 4, 1, 4, 5, 3
His scores: Attack = 1; Dodge = 0; Damage = 1; Armor = 2; Initiative = 1; Maneuver = 1
They tie in initiative, so attacks are simultaneous.
The myrmidon attacks but the warrior dodges.
The warrior hits. The myrmidon fails to dodge.
The warrior does 3 damage, but the myrmidons armor blocks 2 damage.
The myrmidon loses 1 hit point.


Along with the basic dice roll two more six-sided dice of a different color.
If the fighter inflicts no damage than ignore the damage dice.
Add the two dice to see what additional affects are incurred by the damage.
2D6	Result		
2	Bleeding		
3	Hurt Arm		
4	Double Critical
5	Disarm		
6	Stunned 
7	No effect
8	Stunned	 	
9	Knockdown
10	Break Armor
11	Hurt Leg
12	Blinded
Stunned- Opponent uses 1 less basic combat die next turn.
Disarm- Opponents attack and damage scores are at -2 until the player rolls a maneuver 
score = 2+ to retrieve the weapon.
Knockdown- Opponents attack and damage scores are -1 until player rolls a maneuver 
score = 2+ to get back up.
Hurt Arm- Opponents attack and damage scores are -1 permanently.
Hurt Leg- Opponents dodge and maneuver scores are -2 permanently.
Double Critical- Roll twice more on this table.
Break Armor- Opponents armor score is -1 permanently.
Bleeding- Opponent suffers 1 additional hit in Damage phase for 1D6 more turns.
Blinded- Opponent uses 3 less basic combat dice permanently.

More powerful fighters will have 1D6 more hit points and 1D6 specialty dice.
Specialty dice are the result of natural ability and years of training.
Specialty dice are picked according to character concept.
Specialty dice are thrown in addition to the basic dice during the combat roll.
Specialty must be colored different from the basic dice, the damage dice, and each other.
Below are examples of specialty dice.

D6	Score
1	Damage
2-6	None

D6	Score
1	Armor
2-6	None

D6	Score
1	Attack
2-6	None

D6	Score
1	Dodge
2-6	None

D6	Score
1	Maneuver
2-6	None

D6	Score
1	Initiative
2-6	None

These modifiers affect the scores of the combat roll.
Unarmed:  Damage -2, Attack -2
Sword: Standard
Dagger only: Damage -1, Initiative +1 (speed)
Club: Damage -1
Spear: Initiative +1 (reach), Maneuver -1
Battle Axe: Damage +2, Initiative -1, Attack -1
No Armor: Armor -2, Maneuver +1, Initiative +1
Light Armor: Standard
Medium Armor: Armor +1, Maneuver -1
Heavy Armor: Armor +2, Maneuver -1, Initiative -1
No Shield: Armor -2, Maneuver +1, Attack +1
Small Shield: Armor -1, Maneuver +1 
Medium Shield: Standard
Large Shield: Armor +1, Maneuver -1 

These are in addition to the specialty dice.
Sword & Dagger Combo: Treat one attack roll as a dodge roll, or one dodge roll as an attack roll.
Riding Horse: Maneuver +1, Initiative +1. Take 1D3 Damage if you are knocked off.
Martial Artist: No penalty for being unarmed 
Blind Fighting: Immune to Blind damage results
Berserker: Dodge -1, Attack +1
Adrenaline Rush: Take 1 Hit point of Damage to roll 1 extra basic combat die.
Player must have a maneuver score = 2+ to use one of these.
Shield Bash: Treat one Armor roll as an attack roll.
Parry: Treat one Attack roll as an armor roll.
Pommel Strike: Treat one Damage roll as an attack roll.
Retreat: Treat one Attack roll as a  dodge roll.
Feint: Your Attack score = 0. Gain one extra basic combat die next turn if you are not hit this turn.
Sand in the Eyes: Treat two Damage rolls as a Blinded damage result. Blindness lasts 1D3 turns.
Grapple: Wrestling maneuver. If attack hits, all of opponents non-maneuver scores are at -1 until the 
player rolls a maneuver score = 2+ to break free. Both combatants are disarmed.

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