# The Reliques of Tolti-Aph— 19 of 57

## Graham Nelson

Release 1

Section 3(f) - Striking blows

The to-hit roll is a number that varies.

To modify to-hit roll by (amount - a number) for (reason - text):

if the amount >= 0, say ", +[amount] for [reason]";

otherwise say ", [amount] for [reason]";

increase the to-hit roll by the amount.

Calculating combat modifiers of something is an activity.

For calculating combat modifiers of the player:

modify to-hit roll by the level of the player for "your level";

continue the activity.

To make (attacker - a person) strike a blow against (defender - a person):

if the attacker is the player, say "You attack ";

otherwise say "[The attacker] attacks ";

if the defender is the player, say "you, ";

otherwise say "[the defender], ";

let the damage done be the unarmed combat hit dice of the attacker;

let the instrument be nothing;

if the attacker carries a weapon:

let the instrument be the savagest weapon carried by the attacker;

let the damage done be the hit dice of the instrument;

say "[technique of the instrument] [the instrument]";

otherwise:

say hand-to-hand combat method of the attacker;

change the to-hit roll to a random number from 1 to 20;

say ", making an attack roll (1d20) of [to-hit roll]";

carry out the calculating combat modifiers activity with the attacker;

if the instrument is a weapon and the to-hit bonus of the instrument is not 0, modify to-hit roll by the to-hit bonus of the instrument for "wielding a blessed weapon";

let the hits be 0;

if the to-hit roll <= 2:

say " - critical miss (2 or less): ";

if the instrument is a weapon:

if the attacker is the player:

silently try dropping the instrument;

if the player does not carry the instrument, say "you dropped [the instrument]!";

otherwise say "[the instrument] shook in your hand!";

otherwise:

now the instrument is in the location;

say "[the attacker] drops [the instrument]!";

otherwise:

decrease the strength of the attacker by 1;

if the attacker is the player:

say "you actually injure yourself!";

if the player is killed, end the game saying "You have fumbled into an inglorious demise";

otherwise:

say "[the attacker] roars with impotent rage!";

stop;

if the to-hit roll <= 10:

say " - miss (3 to 10): no damage done!";

stop;

if the to-hit roll <= 19:

say " - hit (11 to 19), doing [damage done] of damage: ";

let the hits be the roll of the damage done;

if the hits is 1, say " point";

otherwise say " points";

otherwise:

say " - critical hit (20 or more), doing [damage done] doubled of damage: ";

let the hits be the roll of the damage done;

let the hits be the hits multiplied by 2;

say ", doubled up to [hits] points";

let the counter-charm be the defensive charm of the attacker;

if the defender is affected by the counter-charm:

say ", soaked up by the [counter-charm] spell.";

stop;

make the defender take hits points of damage.