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 Post subject: weapon schools
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:40 pm 
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So, I've been playing around the idea of weapon schools. I like them, especially since there were historical weapon schools (or at least fightbooks with a general overall plan). I've been trying to reconstruct some historical weapon schools. I've mostly used info from Wikipedia and the ARMA site. Here's a couple of tries. I'd appreciate any comments.


Dardi: Achille Marozzo 1536; also Mancolini early 1500.
Type: Progressive
Enrollment Requirements: Freeman or higher
Primary Focus: Cut & Thrust
Specialization: Sidesword or Cut & Thrust (+1)
Secondary Focus: Sword & Shield (-1), Longsword, Dagger (-2)
Outside Focus: Polearms, Wrestling (-3)
Special: standard progressive stuff.

Fiori dei Liberi 1409/1410
Type: traditional
Enrollment Requirements: High freeman +
Primary Focus: longsword
Specialization: bastard sword (+2)
Secondary Focus: “sword in 1h”, dagger, poleaxe (-2 all)
Outside Focus: polearm, wrestling, lance (-3 all)


I'm not quite sure about what to use for the "sword in 1h". It isn't sword and shield or cut and thrust as far as I can tell. I thought about allowing 1h use of the Longsword proficiency at -2, or s&sh or c&t without off hand stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: weapon schools
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:49 am 
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Toli, I enjoyed reading this post! I would love to see more schools presented!

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 Post subject: Re: weapon schools
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:43 am 
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These are some other ones I've done up...again mostly based on what was on Wikipedia or the ARMA site in terms of focus and other weapons.

Liechtenauer early 1400’s & Talhoffer 1443 & 1459
Type: Traditional
Enrollment Requirements: high freeman +
Primary Focus: longsword
Specialization: longsword/bastardsword (+2)
Secondary Focus: sword & buckler (-2), messer (-2), dagger (-2), grappling (-2)
Outside Focus: lance (-4), polearms (-3)


Joachim Meyer 1570
Type: Traditional
Enrollment Requirements: high freeman +
Primary Focus: longsword
Specialization: longsword/bastardsword (+2)
Secondary Focus: cut & thrust/rapier, messer, dagger, grappling (-2)
Outside Focus: polearms (-3)

Vadi 1482
Type: Traditional
Enrollment Requirements: Freeman or higher
Primary Focus: longsword
Specialization: longsword/bastardsword (+2)
Secondary Focus: dagger (-2), mass weapons (-2), pollaxe (-2)
Outside Focus: polearms (-3)


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 Post subject: Re: weapon schools
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:38 am 
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:lol: Stealing them all!

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 Post subject: Re: weapon schools
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:48 am 
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Really solid stuff, toli!

Makes me almost wish I'd use the weapon school rules in my own games. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: weapon schools
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:10 am 
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Grettir wrote:
Makes me almost wish I'd use the weapon school rules in my own games. :lol:
Indeed. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: weapon schools
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:01 pm 
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Thanks. I hope they are useful. I've certainly stolen things from all of you at some point....

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 Post subject: Re: weapon schools
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:59 am 
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toli wrote:
I've certainly stolen things from all of you at some point...


It is wonderful to see community in action!

Excellent work Toli -- implementations of the weapon schools mechanic are always welcome!

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