So, active parry for Into the Odd. Anathema for some. Heresy. To me? I don't care. I'm trying, I'm playing, I'm twisting and its rules, just to see what kind of rainbow will shine out the other end.
Instead of going to direct damage, use this:
- Establish initiative.
- Attacker rolls on or under 10+STR mod (=Strength/3 minus 3) to hit with d20
- Defender rolls on or under 10+armor*2+DEX mod (=Dexterity/3 minus 3) to defend with d20
- Compare successful rolls: higher roll wins (if attacker wins, he rolls damage; if defender wins, he defends successfully)