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When someone power attacks does it look differn't than a normal attack? I was thinking they might "wind up" before attacking like on a cartoon
Entirely up to the individual using it.
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When someone power attacks does it look differn't than a normal attack? I was thinking they might "wind up" before attacking like on a cartoon



That's pure fluff. So, fluff away. Entirely up to the player.
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 My personal houserule: Anyone who insists their charcter does a "Street Fighter/Dragonball Z"-esque wind-up for a power strike or critical hit gets a book thrown at their head.

 Narratively speaking, a power strike would probably look like the character took a much harder swing, or set themself before lunging forward, something like that... Whatever fully committing to that particular attack looks like.



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When someone power attacks does it look differn't than a normal attack?


You are sacrificing accuracy for more damage, so I'd think it weird if it doesn't look a bit different.

Actually, if you mean Power Strike - the fighter power, not the general feat Power Attack - that mechanic almost lends itself to a particularly violent flourish after connecting with a normal attack. Like, say, after chopping into an enemy with a sword, pulling the sword back so it slices a bit on the way out. Or when clubbing an enemy on the top of the head with a hammer or club, as the head comes down you make the ordeal a bit worse by stomp-kicking it in the face. A shortspear or rapier could be twisted before being yanked out, or you instead punch the enemy off of it.
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I wouldn't throw any books at their head, but I might say a character flailing around like a cartoon would provoke attacks of opportunity.

Sometimes I think Power Attack should come with an equivalent AC penalty for the attacker.
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Nah, it just happens in slow motion, like any good power attack.
IMO, if you're not Sucking In Lines, emitting a Battle Aura, and/or Calling Your Attack, you're probably doing it wrong.
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