Joe Roberson wrote: "I take sword lessons..." Yes, but the katana is a light sword "Yes that is two kills in under one second and than finish the guy off by silting his neck. " Yes, but the katana is a fast sword And remember, You are focused on putting out damage, not so much in deflecting it. You told me that feudal Japan had quiet battles, no clanking. The swords only hit flesh. Joe Revesz wrote: "Impressive! But, is that with a full pack and winter clothing? What kind of classes are you taking?" Whenever I play any role playing game, and from my experience in modern combat training, I can tell you that the backpack is dropped very fast. Still, there is the fatigue of the journey. But, please remember, this is not G.U.R.P.S., where every little thing works for or against you. The purpose of this game is the scripture, and the Biblical lessons. Lightraiders are stronger than modern civilians, because their lives depend on the ability to hike 50 miles with a full pack and then fight. We do not need to worry about how tired a modern couch potato would get after 3 minutes of swinging a lead pipe in the library at Colonel Mustard. We really don't need to worry about how many swings are in a combat round. The system is simple, and playable. Any modifications should be simple and playable. One of the great points of this game is that it is simple, and playable. The thing that would be tragic would be if you had to roll to see if you could make a special roll, then make that roll, then roll to see the effect of that roll, and roll to see if the enemy could roll to take advantage of the fact that you made a special roll, then roll for his special roll, roll to see if that roll did something, and roll to see if you could duck. Trust me, too much rolling ruins a good game. If the All out Attack/Defense is playable, then allow it, without checks on a chart. Just my (2 +1+3) 6 cents worth of input. Ted Roberson PS, why not cut you some quarterstaves (found in most wooded areas) and test it with them, or watch a sword fighting movie, and see the combat. Remember, not every lightraider has a sword.