Combination Weapons (in General)
A new class of weapons.
These types of weapons can be used in both Ranged and Melee.
Examples are Gunblades (not the FF type, but the real life flintlock/blade or Rilfes with bayonets types) and thrown weapons (like throwing daggers/spears) or the existing Sling Staves.
These wepaons would have ammo for ranged as normal, but would not use any ammo in the melee rounds.
September 15 2006 8:35 AM EDT
hmmm, nice idea... however, difficult to implement balanced
What's the difficulty? If you have no ammo, you couldn't use the wepaon in the rnaged rounds.
You could focus all your cash on a single wepaon, but their stats could reflect this, but being generally lower than the pure types. :)
September 15 2006 9:45 AM EDT
A nice, hefty spear can be both ranged and melee.
September 15 2006 9:52 AM EDT
Subject: Amputation Weapons
Another new class of weapons.
These types of weapons can be found in both Ranged and Melee.
Perfect for your Orc berserker: The Elven Limbo - those nice gangly legs that Elven archers bounce around on make an excellent weapon for ranged. Snap some branches off a nearby tree and use the Elven ears as arrowheads.
(alternatively a good party game for LoTR fans, The Elven Limbo should not be attempted without at least four glasses of punch...)
September 15 2006 12:26 PM EDT
Thanks for taking my idea GL :o)
I can't see ,he from on high ,allowing gunpowder even if it would be fun.A magic returning spear seems to go with this theme though.How about that chinese weapon that chain with a knife on one end and a weight on the other?That would be short range and melee.
September 15 2006 3:55 PM EDT
What if a staff sling used pebbles in ranged and was used as a staff in melee (with a different base value used for melee...say something in the neighborhood of a Tulwar :o) ...any X you add would apply to both ranged and melee rounds. This would make it a decent weapon for starting characters.
--deifeln, September 7 2006 5:45 PM EDT
:P I think I said it was a great idea in that thread! ;)
September 15 2006 6:21 PM EDT
I can't see ,he from on high ,allowing gunpowder even if it would be fun.
Oh, you mean like, say, explosive shot? :-)
September 15 2006 6:28 PM EDT
Explosive shot? I thought that was the tequila we serve in the Clan Beer Garden...
It could be exploding from a magic spell but yes I forgot about that item . Hummm I wonder what does make it go pop??
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