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If the attacker rolls higher than the defender the attack hits and does damage equal to the difference on the rolls, plus the weapon's damage. The weapon damage various tremendously depending on the weapon, and is often less important than a really good hit (a high roll) by the attacker or a really poor parry (a low roll) by the defender.
Injury and Death
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Note that after the crippling injuries start to pile up, the player may choose the death option the next time they hit 0 hit points, or may simply retire the character. A warrior without legs or an archer without eyes is not going to be very helpful in a fight.