Martial Artist

A character with the martial artist skill is extremely proficient in hand -to-hand combat. Not all characters who possess this skill are actually trained in the oriental martial arts; some merely excel in hand-to-hand combat or possess a unique fighting prowess.

Base Cost: 25
Factor Cost: 6

Possession of the martial artist skill bestows two abilities on the character:

  • The martial artist is allowed to permanently add two points (+2) to his initiative score, an addition which reflects the martial artist's extreme physical agility and finely tuned presence.
  • The martial artist is allowed to substitute his APs of skill for either AV,EV,OV,or RV when engaged in hand-to-hand combat. The martial artist may only substitute his APs of skill for one of these values each phase and must declare for which value (if any) he will substitute during the upcoming phase. Substitutions of this nature only affect hand-to-hand combat and attacks made with melee weapons (knives, swords, staves, etc.).

No unskilled use of this skill