Rurik said:Balbinus said:Rurik, what about a dagger to the chest or abdomen? Can that not kill someone?
Again, on the yank it can. A character with with no damage Bonus can do up to 10 points on an impale if the target has no armor). A character would need a Con+Siz of 41+ to have 11HP in the chest. And actually, if you fail to dislodge the dagger a couple times you would do another d4 per failed attempt.
So possible, yes. Really the big change is that there is no ignore armor because the 20%/5% Special result/Critical result has been replaced by a 10% result somewhere in the middle.
I have to say, I really like the new impalement rules, very evocative and much more interesting than the old ones.