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Ok guys, what do you have to say about nodachis?

>> No.29509792


>> No.29509796

Sweet katana, I got one commissioned just like it

>> No.29509840

Your money would be better spent on getting 50 dudes with spears. T

>> No.29509844

Man, I'm pissed there's no way to play Sephiroth in d20. Maybe if I play a Half-Celestial Half-Draconic Lichtouched Vampire Elan Psion20/Fighter20/Sorcerer20 I might come close... but the nodachi is so underpowered it isn't even funny.

Maybe this:
Masamune, Ego 20 (only Sephiroth can weild et), a +6 nodachi katana that deals 3d20+str+int+wis+cha modifier damage and bypasses all DR

>> No.29509921

But my kingdom is already full of spears.

>> No.29509949


There is no such thing as too much spears. If your wife is carrying a spear, take a new wife. If your child is carrying a spear, make more kids. It's not rocket science. It's spear science!

>> No.29509970

Why would you...WANT to play Sephiroth?

>> No.29509984

>>Not dual-wielding spears

>> No.29509991

They're ceremonial art objects. And the whole thing is only 3 feet long.

>> No.29510007

I'd rather just roll with a katana

>> No.29510024


How very mainstream of you.

>> No.29510044

>Ok guys, what do you have to say about nodachis?

Great way to show off how good a smith you are, and the gods love them.

But IRL it's a weapon only a Basara would wield.

>> No.29510046

....a CURVED sword? HA! Fag

>> No.29510052

You mean practical

>> No.29510074

In all seriousness, like everything that came out of japan but yari, just another ceremonial weapon.

>> No.29510075


>> No.29510080
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Needs about 70% more handle.

>> No.29510088

>swords in general

Look, I'm not about to hate on polearms here, but peasant pls.

>> No.29510089
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Say that to my face and not over the internet.

>> No.29510104

You might want to find something in better condition to threaten someone with

>> No.29510113

Yeah its practical versus using a nodachi, get over your katana hate boner.

>> No.29510130

Hey now, don't diss Sephiroth. He gets a lot of hate for inspiring shitty knock-offs, but the dude was actually a really well done character, it's not his fault everyone apes him mindlessly and he comes out looking edgy for it.

>> No.29510145

Someone's defensive. If you really wanted to use a practical weapon from Japan you would use a Yari.

>> No.29510157
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Fine. Cower before my Shamshir!

>> No.29510158

FF7 was not a good game or story.
It got worse when the creators kept going back to it.

>> No.29510181

Oh, I know FF7 was terrible. Everything post VI(Except for 9) was just a constant slide downhill. But Sephiroth was a well-written character, with a good arc, and real motivation.

At least, in VII. don't know what they did to him in the spin-offs, but it was probably nothing good.

>> No.29510182

If those were knights with throbbing zweihanders, you would get the same result.

>> No.29510187

I've never said about swords in general. It's just, well, japanese swords are beautiful trinkets with very situational uses at best.

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Not curved enough.

>> No.29510236
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Sure is curved swords in here.

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They are badass as fuck, and, even if a naginata would have done their job probably better, well.. They're still heavier, and a lot more cooler.

And, heh, Kikuchiyo.

>> No.29510320

No one claimed otherwise, are you that much of a weeb that this is your kneejerk reaction to seeing mighty samurai gunned down by a real weapon?

>> No.29510354

Newsflash, son: Spears are not universally useful. And for those times, you have swords.

>> No.29510376


Did anyone actually use that against anything but some really uppity wheat stalks?

>> No.29510424

Yeah. Swords are indubitabely useful.
And it's not a filthy peasant weapon.

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>not wearing your sword like a belt when you aren't slicing dudes up

I do not believe your swords are sufficiently curved.

>> No.29510474


Not enough, It should shoot lazers at least. And bears. And bears that shoot lazers.

>> No.29510481

Go prance about somewhere else boy, real men are talking.

>> No.29510564

Nodachi have five to seven feet of blade, what are you talking about?

And the bow. And every other polearm besides the spear. And the katana. And the wakizashi. And the tanto, jitte... and... what else is there besides all that?

Or a naginata. Japan only started to favour the yari after it got guns and needed pikes.

>> No.29510595

Uppity peasants and church-robbers.

>> No.29510605

You mean the wakizashi?

>> No.29510665

>not fighting with a 7ft long duelling spear while hurling javelins from an enormous sack on your back
Step it up sempai

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Say that to my face and not over the internet.

>> No.29510681

I don't think so

>> No.29510701

>all this ironic shitposting
>probably some not ironic, but i'll pretend it's ironic for my sanity's sake
/tg/, you're better than that.

>> No.29510705
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>No best weapon of all time ever

>> No.29510707

>disliking VIII

Please die.

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I made improvements.

>> No.29510733

I'm sure nodachi are great for killing horses, but I'd rather use a dadao

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>tfw dude who dual-wields spears is series' second biggest punching bag
>not even the first

>> No.29510743

>not a zhanmandao

>> No.29510761

And that's what's glorious about the club. It's just so versatile!

>> No.29510769

>tfw there are no WW2 movies depicting chinese and japanese troops going at each other with dao, katana, bayonets and a few thousand years worth of hatred

>> No.29510797

Considering that katanas are pretty much about as good as any other sword and a nodachi is just a big-ass katana, I'd imagine it'd be about as good as a big-ass any-other-kind of sword.

>> No.29510815

of course not, that would be silly.
they did that in the Second Sino-Japanese War.

>> No.29510818

>not a quandao

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>implying lancers ever do well

>> No.29510872

>and a few thousand years worth of hatred

Their conflict was younger than the eternal enmity between the Third Republic and the German Reich.

>> No.29510880

>hard to craft (240)
>not better damage than other 2 handers
>-35 ini
it's shit. Mostly because hard to craft AND large.

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>> No.29510975

>E luck
it makes too much sense
S+ endurance, though.

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>> No.29512462

But spears really are universally useful.

>> No.29512548

This is where you support your claim. Bait alone won't cut it here. Pun intended.

>> No.29512692

No, wait, if the premise is that spears ARE universally useful, doesn't it mean that you need to give scenarios where they aren't?

But if you insist:
Places where spear isn't appropriate: Modern times. Because everytime else it was either spear or bayonet that was the most useful for plethora of situations.

Bayonet is really a spear with added gun.

>> No.29512716

Scratch that. Modern times have spears too. Since we still use bayonets.

>> No.29512787

>Since we still use bayonets.
only if you're british

>> No.29512798

Or russian.

>> No.29512813

Or finnish.

>> No.29512937

Or Irish surprisingly.

>> No.29513333

You're better off using the bayonet of a bullpup as a combat knife.

>> No.29513543

Well, looks like spearwielders always get the short end of the stick

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