You are not alone. In our gaming group we made exactly the same mistake (and forgot to apply the rule that you can only Riposte once per round, to add insult to injury...). I wonder why Swordamters became so famous in our group...Wretch said:When I was playing in Gentry's Earthdawn game, we misread the Riposte rules so that when the little bitty elf Swordmaster riposted the huge-mungous troll Skyraiders, they took damage based on their own weapons and strength, not the Swordmaster's.
"Attack? Who wants to attack? Let them come here and attack ME..."