I did this when I realized that moving to 4 DP per AP (instead of 2.5) basically worked but shifted all of our basic attack numbers around by a little bit. I wanted a faster way to spot-check the GATs and Big List of Attacks. Fortunately this seems to be working.
A few notes about Shield Skill. If we keep it it'll probably be something like:
- You get a single 1 REA Block at L3
- You get two 1 REA Blocks at L4
- You get a "pretty good Block" you will probably NOT get a better block than dumping 2x the points you spent on Melee Weapons into that skill alone. NOTE: the new Combat Skill costs will help with this.
- You'll possibly get a Shield Bash attack that you can also use if you have Melee Weapons and a shield but no skill.
Basically Shield Skill will be a way to buy some 1 REA Blocks ... Does that justify it? I don't know.
I'm re-working the Cleave GAT right now. I'm a bit chagrined to discover that my original thinking was right: if you have a Standard Attack and want a 1x per Round Attack at the same level? You do pay 1/3 the number of points in your most expensive attack. Not 1/4th. The numbers come out prettier.
If I had 32 AP to spend on attacks and want to divide them up, I get a 24 AP Standard attack and for 8 AP I get a second 24 AP Periodic Attack.