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Product Line: Rolemaster
Product Edition: RMFRP
Product Name: Arms Law
Product Type: RPG Rules
Author: ICE
Stock #: 5801
ISBN: 1-55806-551-2
Publisher: ICE
Page Count: 124
Release Date: 1999
Language: English

Format Cover Price Released
Softcover $14.00 1999
PDF $7.00 18-Jun-04
Hardcover $24.00 27-May-05
Cloth Bound 21-Aug-09
PDF $10.00 10-Oct-2011

Purchase:
Arms Law at RPGNow
Arms Law at Noble Knight Games (Used)
Note: For a detailed look at the various versions of Arms Law and Claw Law from 1980 to 2003, checkout my Evolution of Arms Law article (pdf)

Cover/Jacket Text:
It’s not the bruises that kill!
Put fast and furious combat into your adventure! Arms Law delivers fantasy and medieval melee and missile attacks with realistic-plus results. Simple to use, you’ll puncture, slash, or crush your foes with convincing fatality!
Arms Law expands the combat system from Rolemaster Fantasy Role playing to its full breadth.
Attacks from dozens of weapons are all handled differently so that each weapn has a unique feel and flavour. The same is true for animal attacks and other hostile maneuvers like falling, brawling, and martial arts.
Remember… it’s not the bruises that kill! Critical damage is what wastes your enemies! Arms Law presents a dozen types of critical strikes – described in vivid detail- that allow you to graphically describe the brutality of combat!

Table of Contents:

1.0 Welcome......................................... 3
2.0 Weapon Attack Tables.......... 4
2.1 Battle Axe Attack Table .............. 7
2.2 Bola Attack Table ......................... 9
2.3 Broadsword Attack Table ........ 11
2.4 Club Attack Table ..................... 13
2.5 Composite Bow
Attack Table .............................. 15
2.6 Dagger Attack Table ................. 17
2.7 Falchion Attack Table .............. 19
2.8 Flail Attack Table ...................... 21
2.9 Handaxe Attack Table .............. 23
2.10 Heavy Crossbow
Attack Table .............................. 25
2.11 Javelin Attack Table ................ 27
2.12 Lance Attack Table ................. 29
2.13 Light Crossbow
Attack Table .............................. 31
2.14 Long Bow Attack Table ......... 33
2.15 Mace Attack Table .................. 35
2.16 Main Gauche
Attack Table .............................. 37
2.17 Morning Star
Attack Table .............................. 39
2.18 Polearm Attack Table ............. 41
2.19 Quarterstaff Attack Table ...... 43
2.20 Rapier Attack Table ................ 45
2.21 Scimitar Attack Table ............ 47
2.22 Short Bow Attack Table ........ 49
2.23 Short Sword Attack Table..... 51
2.24 Sling Attack Table ................... 53
2.25 Spear Attack Table ................. 55
2.26 Two-Handed Sword
Attack Table .............................. 57
2.27 War Hammer Attack Table... 59
2.28 War Mattock Attack Table ... 61
2.29 Whip Attack Table .................. 63
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of
Contents
3.0 Special Attack Tables ........ 64
3.1 Beak / Pincer Attack Table ..... 67
3.2 Bite Attack Table ....................... 69
3.3 Brawling Attack Table .............. 71
3.4 Claw / Talon Attack Table ..... 73
3.5 Fall / Crush Attack Table ....... 75
3.6 Grapple / Grasp / Envelop /
Swallow Attack Table ............. 77
3.7 Horn / Tusk Attack Table ...... 79
3.8 Martial Arts Strikes
Attack Table .............................. 81
3.9 Martial Arts Sweeps
Attack Table .............................. 83
3.10 Ram / Butt / Bash
Attack Table .............................. 85
3.11 Stinger Attack Table ............... 87
3.12 Tiny Attack Table ................... 89
3.13 Trample / Stomp
Attack Table .............................. 91
4.0 Critical and
Fumble Tables ..................... 92
4.1 Brawling
Critical Strike Table ................ 94
4.2 Grapple
Critical Strike Table ................ 95
4.3 Krush
Critical Strike Table ................ 96
4.4 Large Creature
Critical Strike Table ................ 97
4.5 Martial Arts Strikes
Critical Strike Table ................ 98
4.6 Martial Arts Sweeps
Critical Strike Table ................ 99
4.7 Puncture
Critical Strike Table .............. 100
4.8 Slash
Critical Strike Table .............. 101
4.9 Subdual
Critical Strike Table .............. 102
4.10 Super Large
Critical Strike Table .............. 103
4.11 Tiny Animal
Critical Strike Table .............. 104
4.12 Unbalancing
Critical Strike Table .............. 105
4.13 Weapon
Fumble Table .......................... 106
4.14 Non-Weapon
Fumble Table .......................... 107
5.0 Appendices—
How To Use Arms Law
Without Rolemaster ............ 108
5.1 Dice Rolling .............................. 108
5.2 Definitions ................................. 108
5.3 Defensive Capabilities ............. 109
5.3.1 Armor .................................. 109
5.3.2 Defensive Bonus ............... 110
5.4 Offensive Capabilities .............. 112
5.4.1 Weapon Combinations .... 112
5.4.2 Offensive Bonus ................ 112
5.5 Combat Resolution .................. 114
5.5.1 Attack Resolution ............. 114
5.5.2 Fumble Results ................. 114
5.5.3 Non-fumble Results .......... 114
5.6 GM Guidelines ......................... 116
5.6.1 Conversion to AD&D®. ... 116
5.6.2 Additional Weapons ......... 116
Weapon Statistics Chart ...... 117
5.6.3 Animals and Monsters .... 116
Animal Statistics Chart ........ 118
Monster Statistics Chart ...... 119

Related Products:

Cover Stock
Number
Product Name Release Date ISBN Pages
Arms Law Claw Law
1100 Arms Law 1980 ? ? 48
1500 Claw Law 1980 ? ? 48
1600 Arms Law & Claw Law Box 1982 ? 72
1100 Arms Law & Claw Law 1984 ? 72
1100 Arms Law & Claw Law 1989 1-55806-090-1 96
Aamuzu Roo & Kuroo Roo: Bujutsu Taiten (Arms Law & Claw Law) 1990
5520 Arms Law 1994 1-55806-214-9 144
5510 Rolemaster 3 in 1 (AL, SL, RMSR) 1997 1-55806-251-3 784
5813 The Armory 10-Dec-02 1-55806-595-4 64
5810 Arms Law 03-Apr 1-55806-598-9 80
rmfw1P Fantasy Weapons 2003 16
6502 Arms Law 01-Feb-07 1-55806-620-9 119
5810/5813h Arms Law / The Armory 08-Jun-07
159jp Arms Law in Japanese 18-Feb-09


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