Grappling with Weapons

Do you have suggestions? Questions? Are there mechanical or balance problems?

Grappling with Weapons

Postby TheMatt » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:16 am

A dagger is not as good a weapon as an axe in melee. Not to say that it can't be used effectively, but range is really awfully important. Daggers have other virtues: they can be concealed, thrown, and used in grapple. Perhaps those should be icons on the weapons chart...and perhaps the dagger should be a grapple-centric weapon. Barring hilt-bunch, no other weapons are grapple effective. They can perhaps cause 1 dmg, but their destructive capacity is limited.

Unarmed could certainly be a 'weapon style' in much the same way 'Mounted' is.
Focusing on the use of daggers & knives...
Shoves, trips, grabs, throws.
Also useful for claws and bite attacks. And elbows and knees.
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