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Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby Havard » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:17 pm

What swords and bladed weapons are mentioned in BECMI sources?

BECMI/RC Core Books
Dagger
Sword, Normal
Sword, Short
Sword, Two-handed
Sword, Bastard

Gaz 2 Emirates of Ylaruam
Yataghan - Treat as short sword

Gaz 3 Principalities of Glantri
Claymore - treat as Bastard Sword

Gaz 11
Rapier - Additional rules for these were presented in Dragon Magazine.

Gaz12 Golden Khan of Ethengar
Katar - Treat as Short Sword

I feel like maybe Cutlass was mentioned in the Minrothad gazetteer?

HWR2 Kingdom of Nithia
Khopesh Sword - Additional rules for these were presented in Dragon Magazine.
Sword Staff - Additional rules for these were presented in Dragon Magazine.

HWR 3 Milennian Empire

Needle Dagger
Throwing Dagger /Ta-Agsu

What other bladed weapons did I forget?


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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby agathokles » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:18 pm

If you consider those that are distinct from a rules point of view, then it's just short, normal, bastard, two-handed, and rapier.

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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby Havard » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 pm

agathokles wrote:If you consider those that are distinct from a rules point of view, then it's just short, normal, bastard, two-handed, and rapier.

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Yes, true. I probably should have pointed out that I am also interested in bladed weapons that are mentioned by different names, but still fall under the main categories.

Ethengar obviously includes the Ogre-sized Katar which probably has the added damage because it is designed for a creature of greater strength. I would assume a human size Katar is similar to a short sword.

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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby Havard » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:27 pm

Updated OP with weapons from HWA2 and HWA3. Also added info on where to find rules for the weapons.

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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby BotWizo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:12 pm

just to be clear you are only looking for different versions of non magical swords correct?

I have to check but I feel like B7 had scimitars.
All pictures in module aer of scimitars but are listed as normal swords.

when i saw the topic I was wondering if you were looking for magical versions, which could maybe be a cool secondary list.
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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby Havard » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:24 pm

BotWizo wrote:just to be clear you are only looking for different versions of non magical swords correct?

I have to check but I feel like B7 had scimitars.
All pictures in module aer of scimitars but are listed as normal swords.

when i saw the topic I was wondering if you were looking for magical versions, which could maybe be a cool secondary list.


I was thinking I have seen Scimitars mentioned too.

And yes, I was thinking about weapon types, not famous magical or legendary swords etc. But I agree that this would make for an excellent companion thread! :)

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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby pauldupuis » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:37 am

Havard wrote:What swords and bladed weapons are mentioned in BECMI sources?
Gaz 11
Rapier - Additional rules for these were presented in Dragon Magazine.


Does any one know what issue of Dragon the Rapier rules was in?
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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby stanles » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:05 pm

In the Player's Guide to Thyatis from the Dawn of the Emperors it specifies that normal swords are also known as broad swords.

From the Rules Cyclopedia there are one-handed and two-handed bastard swords. The Rules Cyclopedia also specifies that a standard two-handed sword is also known as a greatsword.

The Elves of Alfheim has the elven longsword.
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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby stanles » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:08 pm

Havard wrote:I feel like maybe Cutlass was mentioned in the Minrothad gazetteer?


Yeah, it clarifies that it does 1d8 damage. They're also mentioned in the Grand Duchy of Karameikos.
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Re: Swords & Blades from BECMI material

Postby Havard » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:26 am

pauldupuis wrote:
Havard wrote:What swords and bladed weapons are mentioned in BECMI sources?
Gaz 11
Rapier - Additional rules for these were presented in Dragon Magazine.


Does any one know what issue of Dragon the Rapier rules was in?


Hi Paul,
sorry it took me a while to get back to this. The Rapier, including Weapon Mastery Rules was presented in Dragon #175.

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