akoponen at MOSQUITONET.COM
Sun Mar 12 07:31:25 CET 2000
Proposed optional rule for P&P by Alex Koponen
Weapons wielded in two hands have advantages and disadvantages. The obvious
disadvantage is that it takes both hands, thus preventing use of a second
weapon or shield.
Against missiles in particular this can be perilous.
The advantages with two handed weapons are their reach, WSB, FV and
the ability to use full weapon EL vs ALL melee opponents to their front (not
towards a single opponent or split between opponents as with one-handed
same amount of EL applied defensively towards one applies to all melee
Further, leverage allowed by two-handed use means that weaker people can use
weapon (at WSB-1). Thus while a Bastard Sword WSB+1 requires a SB of +1 to
handed, someone with SB of 0 can use it two-handed. Similarly a Great Sword
only requires SB+1 to use as it is a two-handed weapon. A Spear WSB0 can be
handed by those of SB-1.
Other options thought of and rejected were applying EL twice (at full
offense and full
defense), applying full EL twice towards all melee opponents and using any
© 2000 Alex Koponen
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