Saturno wrote:I simply ignore completely these penalties by weapon if the character has the correct speciality. I really did not see any reason to punish a PC for using a weapon he is trained to use. If I have Fighting 3 (1B Long Blade) why should I lost this bonus dice?
Carriker wrote:Saturno wrote:I simply ignore completely these penalties by weapon if the character has the correct speciality. I really did not see any reason to punish a PC for using a weapon he is trained to use. If I have Fighting 3 (1B Long Blade) why should I lost this bonus dice?
Because no matter how skilled you are, a bastard sword is always harder to wield properly than a longsword is. There is no point in time, no matter how skilled you become, where they are the same thing to wield.
stew31r wrote:Too many times in gaming,IMHO, the bastard sword gets confused with the greatsword in its size, weight, and use and the longsword gets confused with the broadsword in the same manner. When in reality, a bastard sword is a longsword with a grip that's about four to five inches longer.
stew31r wrote:Which is ultimately a good thing, cause I'd hate to see the rules required for wrestling a guy to the ground and then killing him by beating his helm's visor in with the pommel of your sword. Sometimes knowing how it was really done is more of a pain than it's worth.
nakraal wrote:Comparing a bastard to a longsword there are 2 differences:
1. The bastard sword can be used two hand with a +1 damage, but
2. a bastard would reduce a characters long blade specialty by 1B whenever its used.
Isn't that kind of a big trade off?
Zorbeltuss wrote:Though if your shield gets hacked into splinters, can't remember off-hand if that's possible as per the rules, though it did happen in the books, or you're caught unawares or in a "non-shield area", then bastard sword wins.
I am not so certain concerning your idea, because as far as i knwo there are only very few weapons which haf a 2b. So a man with Fighting 2 (which is not much and will go for most thinkable examples) could handle nearly every weapon without penelties - and this would go against the idea of the need of training i think...
(Just my one cent to yout two cent... ).
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