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

>> No.29509792

>>29509730
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ySQratOnwk

>> No.29509796

>>29509730
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

>>29509730
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

>>29509840
But my kingdom is already full of spears.

>> No.29509949

>>29509921

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

>>29509844
Why would you...WANT to play Sephiroth?

>> No.29509984

>>29509949
>>Not dual-wielding spears

>> No.29509991

>>29509730
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

>>29510007

How very mainstream of you.

>> No.29510044

>>29509730
>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

>>29510024
You mean practical

>> No.29510074

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

>> No.29510075

>>29510052
>>Katana
>>Practical
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ozOvZKjbyA

>> No.29510080
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29510080

Needs about 70% more handle.

>> No.29510088

>>29510074
>swords in general
>ceremonial

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

>> No.29510089
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29510089

>>29510046
Say that to my face and not over the internet.

>> No.29510104

>>29510089
You might want to find something in better condition to threaten someone with

>> No.29510113

>>29510075
Yeah its practical versus using a nodachi, get over your katana hate boner.

>> No.29510130

>>29509970
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

>>29510113
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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29510157

>>29510104
Fine. Cower before my Shamshir!

>> No.29510158

>>29510130
FF7 was not a good game or story.
It got worse when the creators kept going back to it.

>> No.29510181

>>29510158
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

>>29510075
If those were knights with throbbing zweihanders, you would get the same result.

>> No.29510187

>>29510088
I've never said about swords in general. It's just, well, japanese swords are beautiful trinkets with very situational uses at best.

>> No.29510208
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29510208

>>29510157
Not curved enough.

>> No.29510236
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29510236

Sure is curved swords in here.

>> No.29510290
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29510290

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

>>29510182
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

>>29510145
Newsflash, son: Spears are not universally useful. And for those times, you have swords.

>> No.29510376

>>29510236

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.

>> No.29510440
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29510440

>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

>>29509844

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

>> No.29510481

>>29510440
Go prance about somewhere else boy, real men are talking.

>> No.29510564

>>29509991
Nodachi have five to seven feet of blade, what are you talking about?

>>29510074
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?

>>29510145
Or a naginata. Japan only started to favour the yari after it got guns and needed pikes.

>> No.29510595

>>29510376
Uppity peasants and church-robbers.

>> No.29510605

>>29509991
You mean the wakizashi?

>> No.29510665

>>29509984
>not fighting with a 7ft long duelling spear while hurling javelins from an enormous sack on your back
Step it up sempai

>> No.29510666
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29510666

>>29510481
Say that to my face and not over the internet.

>> No.29510681

>>29510074
>naginata
>yumi
>tanegashima
>tanto
>ceremonial
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.

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29510705

>No best weapon of all time ever

>> No.29510707

>>29510181
>disliking VIII

Please die.

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29510730

>>29510705
I made improvements.

>> No.29510733

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

>> No.29510738
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29510738

>>29509984
>tfw dude who dual-wields spears is series' second biggest punching bag
>not even the first

>> No.29510743

>>29510733
>not a zhanmandao

>> No.29510761

>>29510730
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

>>29509730
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

>>29510769
of course not, that would be silly.
they did that in the Second Sino-Japanese War.

>> No.29510818

>>29510743
>not a quandao

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29510859

>>29510738
>implying lancers ever do well

>> No.29510872

>>29510769
>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

>>29509730
>hard to craft (240)
>not better damage than other 2 handers
>-35 ini
>LARGE.
it's shit. Mostly because hard to craft AND large.

>> No.29510912
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29510912

>> No.29510975

>>29510859
>Yukimura
>E luck
it makes too much sense
S+ endurance, though.

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29512267

>>29510859

>> No.29512462

>>29510354
But spears really are universally useful.

>> No.29512548

>>29512462
This is where you support your claim. Bait alone won't cut it here. Pun intended.

>> No.29512692

>>29512548
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

>>29512692
Scratch that. Modern times have spears too. Since we still use bayonets.

>> No.29512787

>>29512716
>Since we still use bayonets.
only if you're british

>> No.29512798

>>29512787
Or russian.

>> No.29512813

>>29512798
Or finnish.

>> No.29512937

>>29512813
Or Irish surprisingly.

>> No.29513333

>>29512787
You're better off using the bayonet of a bullpup as a combat knife.

>> No.29513543

>>29512267
Well, looks like spearwielders always get the short end of the stick

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