I still don't like the idea of F-ing with the balance... but the idea of super reds was just too much. So now my greatsword is going to cause a Mortal wound to a limb with the second shot to studded and the third shot to plate and I will be able to punch through brig on the second hit. And everyone is OK with this? Seems like an amazing leap for greatswords...
Speaking as a someone who takes great pride in mastering a very tough weapon to use in this game, I don't like the idea of dumming down my art. LOL. Truthfully you could keep this system and make it fit our current system by adding this to the black weapon rule:
Black does two points. The first wound from a Black weapon, to a limb, is always counted as a Light (i.e., one hit) to anyone wearing AC 1 - 4.
As far as insulting you Inox, I do apologize... given the way I read the rules and the fact that your country is filled with amazing spearmen (including yourself, & Andrick..aka..Brother Abe) it was very difficult for me to wrap my brain around the fact that you guys were proposing Reds being so beefed up.
As a greatswordsman, I would/could never have proposed a rule like this...and it would have looked very bad if I had. People would most definetly say that I was just trying to make blackswords more powerful in the name of simplifying the rule system, just because that is what I use.
I understand, now, that you didn't intend the rules to be read as I read them... and that you weren't suggesting such a giant power tilt for red weapons. That said, as far as I know, you guys never argued against what I was saying, otherwise... in-so leaving me to believe that is exactly what you were proposing... even when we spoke at roundtree you never told me I was reading your proposal incorrectly.
Kudos to Andrick for actually reading our words vs. inferred intent... ha!
So, obviously there was a miscommunication as to what I was upset about (on your part) and what you guys were actually proposing (on my part). Or maybe it was all my fault for not being clear enough in my arguments... I don't know... could be...
Anyway... I hope now, since you understand given what I thought your proposal intended to do for reds and the fact you guys are already doom enough in that category... My thought was that it was easy to turn a blind eye to the potential imbalance of the proposal.
I am still not hip on beefing up Black sword (when there doesn't seem to be a real reason to do so) but with the threat of dying in three shots to stabbies out of the picture, the world sure does look a lot nicer. Like I said... I suggest adding the black sword stipulation in... but I'm not gonna fight it as it stands...
Like I have been saying all along I am fine with making things simpler, I just didn't want to revamp game balance in the name of simplicity. Some systems settle distputes through rock paper scissors... reality dictates a level of complexity. Honestly, I don't give a ratz ass about other games thinking our system is a joke. All systems have inherent flaws.