Special success and the Ketange School
Special success doubles base damage, but what does that even mean?
Here are some examples of ordinary and special successes, using the Ketange School of Martial Arts.
Urst was fighting a Cave Bear, wearing nothing but his enchanted tattoos and a loincloth. Suddenly the Monstrous Cave Bear lunged at him, and Urst solidified his thoughts, channeled his essence into his infamous stone fist.
<OOC: Casts Ketange Fist of Iron Fury and gets 18 - a Special Success>
<The base of Iron Fist is 2d6, on a special success that is doubled to 4d6. Urst strength bonus is 1d6, for a total of 5d6 damage.>
<Rolling for hit location, Urst got 11, in the stomach region, and rolling for damage he got 22>
Urst's fist cracked and groaned as it turnt into stone, and just at that moment he hammered it into the solar plexus of the cave bear; making it topple over and fall sideways, groaning painfully.
Urst had felled the Cave Bear with but one strike, and his apprentices cheered wildly.
Urst's senior apprentice, Gregor, was fighting a neophyte Monk in an introduction fight. The two faced off, staring menacingly at each other. Gregor could see how the other opponent, a mountain of a man of the Ugeroth tribes, was smirking at the thought of facing little hairy Gregor in a fight. He could also see the stiff movements of his opponent, and knew he was not an agile man.
Reacting before the huge man could even move, Gregor opted for the Ketange Telekinetic Monkey Punch; moving like a monkey on all four, until he was right by the opponent and channeled all his essence into one strike, emulating the jabs of monkeys.
<OOC: Casts Ketange Telekinetic Monkey Punch and gets 7 - a Special Success>
<The base of Monkey Punch is 1d3, normal punch damage, and on a special success that is doubled to 2d3. Gregor's strength bonus is 0, but in addition to that he gets an extra telekinetic burst of 1d6 for a total of 2d3 + 1d6 damage.>
<Rolling for hit location, Gregor got 12, in the chest region, and rolling for damage he got 7 damage (4 telekinetic)>
<The giant has to roll 1d20 and try to get his agility of 8 or below. He rolls 11, and fails, which means he will fly 4 meters back through the air>
Gregor struck the gigantic opponent in the chest with his monkey punch. The Giant's eyes open wide as two of his ribs are cracked, and he sails 4 meters through the air, landing in the small herb garden of old Vitorius Vitory.
The Ugeroth newcomers take two steps back; respect suddenly visible in their eyes.
Remember that you may come up with any Ketange Monk Martial Magic you want, within limits.
So whether it is Crane Style Blinding Peck, Monkey Palm Heartstopper or whatever, do your thing: Work that magic!