House Rules v1

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Re: House Rules v1

Post Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:14 pm

I'm going to take this from a narrative perspective - you don't need to buy a weapon belt or baldric to hold your scabbard, but then you don't have one you can use for other purposes - say cinching down to hold the handles of a double-door together to keep them from opening, or an impromptu 3-4' leather rope.

In terms of weight, I'm going to say that we are ignoring the weight of what you are wearing - and I am including belts and pouches and such as being worn. The two exceptions here are armor, and bulky costumes you don't normally wear. (royal regalia is heavy). The contents are still a factor.

On the off-handed torch: I will allow lit torches as an off-hand defensive weapon, but not lanterns. The point of the torch is not the length of wood, but that you've got a big open flame that you're waving around. This also means you can fight defensively with two torches. On lanterns: Do you really want to attempt to block someone's axe with what is basically a tin can molotov cocktail with a handle? If you're lucky, they'll get splash damage when you go up in flames.

...Having said that, I realize someone somewhere is going to figure out how to make that a viable strategy...
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Re: House Rules v1

Post Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:29 pm

In terms of weight, I'm going to say that we are ignoring the weight of what you are wearing - and I am including belts and pouches and such as being worn.
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Re: House Rules v1

Post Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:35 pm

Thanks. I didn't really think you would accept a lantern, but I had to ask :).
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