fougerec wrote:Rather than putting the onus on the shooter, what if it was a perk for the melee guy.
Something like Mobile Combatant
Prereq - Dexterity 9+
The character is adapt at ducking and weaving in melee and does not count as a possible target for the firing into melee rules.
If you need to buff it a but maybe they also don't count as being engaged for potential AOE targets
That gives them an option, but another way to look at it is is that it also creates social pressure to get a perk that really doesn't allow them to do anything but avoid their buddy's careless shooting. "Sorry I shot you, but you should really have taken that perk..." Not saying this would happen at all tables, but there are convention games, etc. that I could see this sort of thing. I mean, besides it's not really a fun perk to take IMO even if everyone is good willed about this stuff.