A quick question about Messy and Forceful. I have a player with a sword that can resize, small as a dagger, big as 8 ft long/1 ft wide. It also has the messy and forceful tags.
She had just tied up an Orc for interrogation. Almost immediately he has wiggled out of his bonds and she turns just as he is getting back on his feet.
Player: “My sword shrinks to the size of a tiny dagger and I throw it into his left thigh.”
Me: “As the dagger sinks into his flesh you hear a large crack as his femur breaks, followed by a tiny explosive shockwave that sends the lower half of his leg flying. He is now rolling around on the ground, screaming bloody murder, and making an awful mess.”
Player: “Seriously… seriously WTF?!”
Me: “You shouldn’t have used your signature weapon. Forceful create a shockwave that shattered his bone and messy rode that shockwave resulting in the amputation. Your weapon sunk into the dead center of his leg, so…”
I’ll stop here. My question is, is my messy too messy, my forceful too forceful? Or does this sound about right?