It is very important for the player and the Gamemaster to agree when the bonuses from a Martial Arts Style or Weapon Style skill can be applied. The basic rule of thumb is shown below.
• The bonuses from a Martial Arts Style or Weapon Style skill are only considered active if the character is actively attacking an opponent using the style.
The reasoning behind this ruling is simple and direct. These skills are considered a special form of combat that integrates several different types of skills within his attacking techniques.
Most of the benefits that can be gained by using a martial arts style or weapon style really only apply to combat, but
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