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Getting out of restraints

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Tecumseh

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« Reply #15 on: (13:54:19/03-13-19) »
So, basically.. "Yer F'ed."  Barriers ignore stun damage, with is all unarmed damage (except for some cyber weapons, and adept abilities - Some of which won't work here), so you have no hope of damaging the restraints.   

You need a way to inflict physical  damage the restraint to have a chance... and your options are going to be limited to what restraints and how (position) you are in.

As a GM, I would allow the use of the Harder Knock called shot (SR5, p. 195) to convert unarmed damage from Stun to Physical so that barriers can be destroyed. Otherwise you end up in illogical scenarios where you can't break a window because glass is technically a barrier and your elbow only does Stun damage.

Of course the GM needs to apply common sense in what's possible. If the character is restrained to the point where no movement is possible, then an unarmed attack against the restraint is unrealistic. But if the troll is tied up in rope and just wants to brute force his or her way out, I would at least allow a Attribute-only roll to try to accomplish it. STR+BOD, or STR-only, whatever's reasonable for the situation at hand.

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« Reply #16 on: (02:57:41/03-14-19) »
page 447 has this to say:
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So they are treated as barriers. Going to page 197 we find:

Destroying Barriers
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So, basically.. "Yer F'ed."  Barriers ignore stun damage, with is all unarmed damage (except for some cyber weapons, and adept abilities - Some of which won't work here), so you have no hope of damaging the restraints.   

You need a way to inflict physical  damage the restraint to have a chance... and your options are going to be limited to what restraints and how (position) you are in. Even under the "Escape Artist" entry it says that not all restraints can be escaped from (and that has way lower thresholds on the test)

Sometimes, you need a helping hand... or a swift kick to the junk (followed by retrieving the keys!) to get out of bad situations.

Right.. this is really what I was talking about.
Since they are barriers you can clearly attack them as such (@JudgeMonroe this is certainly covered by the rules and not a "house rule) so you could shoot at them or any other barrier damaging attack according to RAW, but making an Unarmed attack doesn't make a ton of sense. So I do like the idea of replacing the Unarmed Attack with a pure STR attack with modifiers for position, etc.
And yes.. the character in my game who is restrained is a Troll with Titanium Bone Lacing. :)
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Michael Chandra

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« Reply #17 on: (03:27:25/03-14-19) »
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