By Marcus Pan
I have yet to find information on the supposed Assassin
character's ability to assassinate with a single blow. Therefore, I have
developed my own rules for this ability.
It is very simple and easy to understand and remember.
Unless you're a mental midget, no rechecking of the rules is needed and it is
easy to remember.
An assassin character has a 10%/level to assassinate with a
single blow. The player must first state that he/she is attempting to
assassinate an enemy. This can only be performed against a humanoid creature
and the player must have initiative or surprise in that round. The base chance
is 10% per level of the character and it is modified by the level or hit dice
of the victim, I.E. a 5th level assassin has 50% chance to assassinate. He
attempts to assassinate a 4th level fighter. The chances to assassinate drops
to 25%, subtracting 5% per level of the fighter (25%).
If an attempted assassination proves successful with a
percentage check, the victim must save versus Death Magic as a last resort. If
they fail, they die. If they succeed, they simply take the appropriate