Sunday, December 23, 2012

Three stabs for every cut

Watch this video (minute 4).  Listen to the closing sentence "You can stab me three times for every cut I can give you".

So, why does your D&D character have only one attack per round regardless of weapon?  I understand that combat in D&D is an abstraction and the one roll represents a chance of a successful hit among many movements and strikes (except with arrows in which those movements and strikes represent the usage of just one arrow, but who's counting).

Anyway, even within this abstraction, shouldn't a weapon that allows three times more stabs than the opposing cuts get three times more die rolls?  After all there are three times more possibilities of getting a successful hit?
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