Legendary Dudes of Awesome
Knife to a Fistfight
When an unarmed character is attacked by someone wielding a melee weapon, the defender applies only one-half of his Defense (round down) against the attack. Merits or supernatural powers that add to Defense are not affected. Rationale: Even master martial artists will tell you that, if you’re unarmed and your opponent isn’t, the likelihood that you’ll get royally fucked up increases exponentially and your best bet is to dodge like hell and try to get away. This hack makes Merits like Brawling Dodge considerably more useful when the bad guys break out knives and lead pipes.