Size modifiers and Grapple checks

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Size modifiers and Grapple checks

Post by Elric » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:35 pm

Hi Steve,
Does the Attack penalty from increased size reduce your Grapple check? Likewise, does the attack bonus from decreased size increase your grapple checks? In D&D, the answer is no. But I'm not sure about M&M.

For example, a character has +5 base Attack, 14 base Strength, and the Growth 8 power. When activated, Growth gives the character a total of 30 Strength and Huge size, which gives -2 to attack/defense and +8 to grapple checks. Is the character's grapple check:

A) +23 (+5 Base Attack + 10 Strength + 8 Size Bonus to Grapple) because you don’t include the size penalty to attack or
B) +21 (+5 Base Attack, -2 Size Penalty to Attack, +10 Strength, +8 Size Bonus to Grapple) because you do include the size penalty to attack
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Post by Steve Kenson » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:21 am

The size modifier to attack bonus does not affect grapple checks. There's a separate grapple check modifier that applies.
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