Combination Weapons (in General)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 15 2006 8:33 AM EDT

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.

AdminShade September 15 2006 8:35 AM EDT

hmmm, nice idea... however, difficult to implement balanced

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 15 2006 8:36 AM EDT


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. :)

PirateKing September 15 2006 9:45 AM EDT

A nice, hefty spear can be both ranged and melee.

QBJohnnywas 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...)

deifeln September 15 2006 12:26 PM EDT

Thanks for taking my idea GL :o)

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] September 15 2006 1:12 PM EDT

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.

deifeln 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

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 15 2006 5:03 PM EDT

:P I think I said it was a great idea in that thread! ;)

Frod 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? :-)

QBJohnnywas September 15 2006 6:28 PM EDT

Explosive shot? I thought that was the tequila we serve in the Clan Beer Garden...

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] September 15 2006 7:14 PM EDT

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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