Weapons: Slashing Dagger, Piercing Spear

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Weapons: Slashing Dagger, Piercing Spear

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Suggestion: rename the Carving Knife to Dagger, and replace what used to be Dagger with the Spear. With the new weapon schema introduced into this breath, I think Spears would make the most sense as a light piercing weapon, and Carving Knives could be dummied out as they don't really have a place anymore. Also, it doesn't really make sense to throw a carving knife, whereas throwing a spear is more sensible, and since having two weapons in the same niche isn't ideal, that'd be the reason to shift the Dagger over to being a slashing weapon, in the place of the removed Carving Knife.
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Re: Weapons: Slashing Dagger, Piercing Spear

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The kind of spear that could be conceived of as a light weapon is the kind of spear that is designed to be thrown in the first place.
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..heavy weapon spear? hum......................
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Re: Weapons: Slashing Dagger, Piercing Spear

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Spear is a Heavy Weapon if Thrown, but a light Weapon if used in Melee.
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Kandarin wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:00 am The kind of spear that could be conceived of as a light weapon is the kind of spear that is designed to be thrown in the first place.
Yes, but a javelin can still be used as a melee weapon. Same can be said of Hatchets, actually.
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Re: Weapons: Slashing Dagger, Piercing Spear

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If it doesn't matter what the weapons actually are, but you want more variety, there could be other options?
Cleavers, billhooks, hatchets (might exist, I haven't found any yet), etc for slashing daggers.

Daggers, dirks, stilettos for piercing daggers.

And if you just want more spear type weapons, maybe a warscythe, something some of the agricultural workers in Cordillera tried to hastily put together before things happened..? Or a bardiche, or a fauchard...
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Re: Weapons: Slashing Dagger, Piercing Spear

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A weapon that can be used via two different styles at once would require a bottom-up rework of everything about how items work.
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