So, I ran my first game of DW last night, was totally unprepared, and yet everyone had a blast.
With a dozen kobolds in a cave. Imagine that 😉
That said… I did have one question that I haven’t really seen an answer for – how does range on weapons work?
For instance, kobolds with stabby spears are trying to insert the pointy end into our heroes. They have reach, while our heroes are working with close weapons… how does that work?
I just kind of ignored it last night as I thought there was enough going on without it… but, thinking about it, it would seem like it would require a Defy Danger to smack the kobolds, which would then put everybody at close range… but then wouldn’t the kobolds just back up further, making it reach distance again? If Hack and Slash were initiated at close range, could the kobolds even strike back effectively?
I guess this could work in the fiction as the kobolds being poky while leading their attackers into the trap, and they’d certainly get the option of first shot.