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    Default 1001 ways to respond to a attack roll

    I have been having a lot of trouble lately responding to an attack roll. It seems like every time a respond to an attack i find myself saying "you hit said person for so many points of damage." I just can't seem to think of anything original or unique. So I'm starting this thread in hopes of find new ways of saying you hit said person. There is only one rule, please number your responses.
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    Ranged combat: 1) "Your blaster bolt/slug/missile streaks out accross the distance between you and your target, hitting him/her/it squarely in the chest causing a grevious wound/minor wound/major wound.."

    Melee: 2) "Your sword/dagger/mace/hammer/staff (ETC!) flies down at his/her un guarded flank, slicing through skin, and tendons."

    Brawl: 3) " You duck under his/her flimsy hook punch, and as you stand up, you connect squarely on his jaw with an uppercut. The sounds of his jaw bone breaking is sweet music to your ears."
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    If the hit only does Vitality damage, I might say: "The blaster bolt sears a hole in their shirt", "your blade skims past their head and a few locks of hair fall to the ground", "the vibroblade nicks their cheek leaving a thin line of red". Basically just anything that isn't true damage, but shows just how close the hit came to doing real damage.

    As for hits that do real damage, stuff a lot like what wolverine stated. Often times, I will have/allow the players themselves describe the fight (how they attacked and where the hit went). Not only does keep my repetoire of adjectives from being overused, but it allows the players an even bigger part in the storytelling. Of course, what they stay still has to jive with the dice rolls, but other than that they're usually allowed descriptive freedom.
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    4.) Your fist finds purchase on his jaw, snaps connections and causing his legs to wobble.

    5.) The bolt strikes the wall above his head scorching it and raining duracrete dust upon him. ( I use these to represent Vitality hits or near misses)

    6.) The blaster shot strikes him squarely in the chest, instantly smoldering his flesh and boiling his blood, he collapses and only gurgle noises can be heard coming from him.

    7.)You circle your opponent and at the first opportunity you snap your blade forward, it slices into flesh, but he pulls back before it can penetrate deeper.

    8.) Unable to find an opening in her defense you feint to the left and as she overcompensates, you bring your blade into her path.

    9.) Unable to dodge the barrage of crimson energy, they fall down, blaster bolts searing their corpse as they fall.

    10.) Glancing at his chest in disbelief, the soldier dies before he hits the ground.

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    This is fun. Heh.

    11) Your shot goes wide, missing your target and leaving a charred hole in the wall.

    12) You duck under his defense and slash your blade across his ribs. He stumbles backwards, realizes that he's bleeding, and... faints.

    13) Your fist connects with his gut, and it sinks in - and sinks in... you pull it free with a sickening slurping noise. That's what you get for punching a Hutt.

    14) You squeeze off a blaster shot, and it hits the running figure in the leg, sending her tumbling.

    15) His arms close around you in a hostile embrace, but you manage to sink your elbow into his spleen. He reels away.

    16) You punch high, feinting, and then snap your foot out, going for her kneecap. Your aim is off; instead of disabling her, you kick her in the shins and she just gets madder.

    17) Your blaster bolt hits the foremost trooper with a shower of light, and he tumbles backwards into his companions with a wail.
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    18) You nail him right in the head, though unfortunately he was wearing a helmet.

    19) The Stormie stares at the stump of the arm you just severed before you kick him to the floor.

    20) You nail him squarely in the leg, flipping him over forwards.

    21) You connect with his armour, but it doesn't seem to have been a lethal blow.

    22) Your shot is more than a little lucky, and finds the chink between his breastplate and his helmet.

    23) You feint left, feint right, then nail him with a sucker punch right down the middle.

    24) You catch his blade on yours and send it flying from its center guard, allowing you to stab him through the lung. (ouch!)

    25) He ducks down to trip you, but you hop over his sweep and kick him right in the face.

    26) (VP hit) Your blast nail him in the head...or would have if he hadn't ducked at the speed of light.

    27) (VP hit) Your slice forces him to make a rather ungraceful leap backwards to avoid a new haircut.

    28) His last attack foolishly left his blade too high, and you take advatadge with a low cut that scorches his robes.

    29) You swing your leg at his head and he blocks with his forearm. Too bad for him that this just makes his forearm smash into his head intead of your foot.
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    30) You lose your footing and your swing nearly misses, hitting him in the shoulder.

    31) The guy behind you bumps into you and you fall onto your intended target, sending you both to the floor in a brawl.

    32) You spring forward and nail your opponent in the chest.

    33) He shoots for your head, but you dodge and knock his blaster away, making him reel in pain.

    34) Your blaster bolt catches her in the shoulder, allowing her blaster to come off aim and miss you totally.

    35) Your target begs you to reconsider as you shoot him in the arm.
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    36.) The continuous assault wears you down, and you surrender to the embracing darkness.

    37.) You feel coldness creeping up your torso, and an inner shiver shakes the consciousness from you.

    38.) With a gurgle and a thud, your enemy falls to the ground.

    39.) No longer able to deflect your barrage, the (insert thug name here), collapses as your weapon finds his flesh.

    40.) With unerring precision you lead the (goon) as she runs. Your shot hits home, catching them in mid-stride.
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    41) You duck at the last second, a deadly crimson bolt ramming into the wooden wall in exactly the spot your head was a second earlier. Chunks of the unfortunate wall fall all around you as you exchange fire.

    42) His blood stained vibroblade comes straight for your neck. In a desperate attempt you raise your own weapon and catch the hard blow just in time.

    43) The shot races towards you and slams right into your neck. An explosion of blood follow and your hand moves to the wound as you slowly fall backwards to the ground.

    44) The green bolt slams into his shoulder, sending the stormtrooper spinning to the ground, crying in pain as his fellow soldiers move past him in persuit.

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    I've actually done this before and some time ago made a chart with example ways of describing attack rolls:

    45.) A searing, scarlet laser bolt impacts upon the thug's chest, sending him doubling over in wailing agony!

    46.) A cacophony of blaster fire scatters about the corridor; bolts burning skin, slicing into flesh, and melting bone with horrendous devastation!

    47.) A whizzing thud bug soars into your path, tearing a chunk of flesh from your upper arm.

    48.) A thunderous snap reverberates throughout the chamber, as the amphistaff crushes into your mid-section.

    49.) Scarlet bolts of death rain all around you; glancing off your armor, leaving trails of blaster burn, and turning up scorched earth in a flurry of suprression fire.

    50). The slug buries itself in the man's upper thigh, sending the traitor crying out in mortified pain.
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    51. The blue white blade of your lightsaber first whizzes over the dark minion as he ducks, and then in a flurry of action, you spin around and score a critical hit just above his knee lopping off his leg in a putrid smell of burnt flesh and clothing. (using heroic surge and scoring a critical hit)

    52. As you pop out from around the corner, the thugs club slams down on your outstreched right arm, snapping the bones in a retchingly sick snicker-snack. (being surprised by a thug)

    53. Bending over backwards, the blaster bolts seem to move at half speed over you. The heat seems to singe the hair off your face as is passes you by.

    54. Unfortunately, you recognize the familiar sound of the destroyer droids too late. The incessant sound of the fireing of thier heavy repeating blasters into your flat-footed soon to be corpse makes the rest of the party glad that you are the scout as they hide behind the doorway. As you wail in agonizing pain, the droids feel no mercy and continue to pummel you with thier blasters until your body catches fire and burns silently in the hall way.
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    IF YOU ACTUALLY WOUND OR CRITICAL WE FOCUS ON THE DAMAGE IN IMPORTANT BATTLES ONLY...

    55) The moff managed to swerve out of the way of your first shot but put himself in an awkward position as the result of his twisting manuever. Your second shot catches him in the ribs right below the armpit. As he stumbles forward you ask yourself, "Was that his heart I just saw?"

    56) The Force Warrior throws a punch at your head and you simply step back out of reach, flip the switch to multi fire and hold the trigger down. At first his agility helped him avoid the shots, but quickly he begins to realize that no human is faster than the speed of light. As the first blaster bolt catches him in the arm he cries in pain, but that only brings a smirk to your face as you char him in the stomach, then the shoulder and finally square in the face. This reminds you of back in training camp when your instructor always said, "Put one in the brain boys! It's the only way to be sure!!"

    IF YOU ONLY HIT VITALITY I TEND TO NOT HAVE A PHYSICAL BLOW LANDED LIKE THE FOLLOWING...

    57) Your blades move in swirling flurry of sound and motion, it is an almost hypnotic experience to watch...and your opponent learns that watching the show was not a good idea. He tries feverishly to escape your concise and varied attacks but it will do him little good. He escaped a fatal wound but has worn himself out to near exhaustion.

    58) You whipped your two blaster pistols out and decide to do your best impression of the annual light show on Corescent that crowds gather to watch. The Jedi managed to dodge and weave away from your shots but the look in his eyes tells you that he knows he will not be able to keep this up forever.

    MY PERSONAL FAVORITE IS TO INCLUDE THE ATTACKS OF MULTIPLE PCs IN THE DESCRIPTION...

    59) Max Swift's flurry of blaster fire kept the Jedi busy dodging and weaving to avoid a very personal imitation of a piece of swiss cheese. but the distraction allowed you to quickly side step around into a flanking position and insert the vibro blade right between his ribs. Atleast you thought it was between his ribs until you realize the body was caught on your blade. You quickly twist the blade a little and give his chest a kick so he flies foward off your sword. The jedi seems intent on continuing the battle until he realizes that Swift is not done shooting and one more blaster bolt catches him in the shoulder, then the leg, then his hip, well he does do a good imitation of swiss cheese now that you get right down to it.

    60) Darth Tenebrous and Draax are very angry at the insolence of this gand bounty hunter to believe he could actually survive this encounter, let alone kill you. Tenebrous uses the force to pick up the bounty hunter and slam him into the wall. As the gand shakes his head to clear the impact of the wall he realizes that Draax has installed a new airation system in his suit right in the chest with his lightsaber. The gand cannot decide which hurts more the searing pain that passes right through his spleen or the burning fire in his lungs from the oxygen. Does it really matter? Just as long as the dirty alien suffers!

    WE HAVE A TENDANCY TOWARDS THE GORY MOST OF THE TIME...

    61) The Jedi has managed to avoid most of the party's attacks for the first round as he dodged and weaved taking calculated counter strikes at the party. But it would not be enough, with a gutteral "Yalp" Tristen would cleave him from shoulder to hip, the stunned jedi watched as his upper torso began to slide free from his lower portions. But Tristen is not done, in a spinning move (which we all expect was done more for show than functionality) he cut perpendicular to his original cut dicing him in quarters. The life force has certainly left his body but that doesn't keep Tristen from kicking the head away and saying, "what are you smiling at jedi?!"

    62) Mythos is very angry after the last swipe by the jedi at him with his lightsaber. You had moved in close letting him think he was inside your defenses last round but it was only to encourage him to extend on his attack. When he swung you simply dropped low and right punching him right in the knee cap. The crunching sound let you know he will be feeling that in the morning. With a combination upper cut you land the blow square in the groin. The wet splat of your punch tells you the jedi will not be having any natural children, which is good because we don't want them to spread their filthy beliefs around. As the jedi lurches forward onto his only good leg he stumbles foward in a daze of pain and confusion. You do a light hop kick to the back of his neck and hear a sharp snap sound like when a tree limp cracks in half. You realize he won't be feeling that shattered knee in the morning...

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    63) As you withdraw your lightsaber from your opponents heart and he slumps to the ground, you say with a slight sense of sarcasm, "Apology accepted..."

    63) As the jedi grew tired under your constant assualt you saw a small spot in his throat which just screamed "INSERT LIGHTSABER HERE." As the jedi drops gurgling blood in his lungs and throat you say to the party, "I love the smell of scorched Jedi in the morning...smells like VICTORY!"

    64) Your snap kick to the solar plexus caused the jedi to bend forward as a gust of air flies out his lungs. You quickly bring your knee up into his face splatering brains all over your trousers. You say to yourself,"Now how am I going to get that stain out? Jedi are so inconsiderate..."

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    66) Crit happens.
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