Fate Core: Warmaster
- I was looking over the Warmaster and Advanced Warmaster stunt and I am just not getting the use of the advanced version.Warmaster. +2 to Fight rolls made to create an advantage against an opponent, provided the opponent has a fighting style or weakness she can exploit.Advanced Warmaster. (requires Warmaster) When you’re fighting anyone who is armed with a sword, you get a further +2 bonus to creating an advantage using Warmaster.Warmaster gives you a +2 to CAA vs. exploitable fighting stylesAdv War turns it into a +4 if they are exploitable and using a sword.Why would you take Adv. Warmaster instead of say...Sword Master: +2 CAA when opponent is wielding a swordIf they are using an exploitable sword-style then you get the same benefit, but with the added advantage that you get at least a +2 CAA vs. sword-wielders.Can I not use multiple stunts on the same roll as long as all of them are applicable?Chip--
“Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense. True irreverence is disrespect for another man’s god.” – Mark Twain
- First thing: As per the "talk about expectations when you make a stunt (or do anything in Fate, really)" thing, the situational restrictions for each stunt are things you should assume happened after such a conversation. Like, "Child of the Court" would be a crappy stunt in a "wandering the wastes" kind of fantasy game - the existence of the restriction there implies that there's an emphasis on courtly life in the premise of the game.That said:Generally speaking, a stunt shouldn't wholly replace any use of a skill.And we like swords a lot. So, if a player proposes "Hey, I want a stunt that gives me a +2 to CAA against people using swords," it's probable the GM's response would be, "Dude, that's like everyone you're gonna fight ever, most of the time. I don't want to get saddled with the annoyance of deciding if this guy or that guy has a sword or not."So they modify it down to, "If you satisfy the conditions for Warmaster we already agreed on, and the style is a sword style, +4." Because maybe the formal styles in this campaign world are a lot more weapon-diverse.