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Here you go, take your sword! These are the best swords in the world! None better!

>> No.29608501

It can both stab and slice!

>> No.29608548

Umm... Do I get a shield?

I think I should have a shield.

>> No.29608579

Shields are a trap for noobs!

>> No.29608614
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Best sword in the world

>> No.29608621
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But they get a shield. And they do really good in combat.

I want a shield. And maybe a pair of shoes.

>> No.29608648

Getting a shield is a simple process for a new recruit. It can be done in three easy steps.

1. Find an enemy who has a shield
2. Kill him
3. Take his shield

And that's all there is to it!

>> No.29608661

But that's just a really long kitchen knife. I love it!

>> No.29608670

As a really good sidearm for slashing and symbolizing your status as one of the warrior classes?


>> No.29608677

>Wanting shoes
Never before have I heard someone say anything so barbaric.

>> No.29608680

Goddamnit, I wanted an axe! Who the hell is handing out the axes?

>> No.29608710

He'll be asking for pants next.

>> No.29608770

In D&D next shields are a good option because the modifiers are all way smaller and the system nerfed two-handing. +2 to AC is relavant when the balors only get +8 to hit being a shield specialized fighter gives special abilities to protect other party members.

Oh, also in real life a shield is basically the only way to block arrows.

>> No.29608787
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"a dun fink soh laddeh"

>> No.29608808

Or, you know, taking cover.

>> No.29608819

Like fuzzy briefs aren't good enough for him. Well, >>29608621? How about it? You want some pansy ass pants to go with your inky dinky shield? Huh? As if loincloths and fuzzy are only for the uncivilized hoards. You make me sick!

>> No.29608843
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Here you go.

>> No.29608861

Yeah once you become a good soldier. Hell if you were a good soldier you would get a bow. You are a worm.If you want a shield now you got to use your fallen comrad as a shield while arrows pin you against a wall!

>> No.29608882
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Well as long as we forgot shields AGAIN, I may as well start handing these out.

>> No.29608898

Why waste time finding cover and taking it when you already have cover strapped to your arm?

>> No.29608901

It's nice, but since I got two hands free, you have something a little... Larger? More murderous?

>> No.29608920
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Will this do?

>> No.29608952

Ha not taking two of those bad boys. Where are we getting these recruits. I remember the first time we went to battle we got a stick sharpened to a point and a bolas made of our dead men's entrails. And I killed three horses with it.

>> No.29608955

Have you ever tried to spar with a maul? You can't parry with the thing, too heavy. Take two hand axes and wear your best gloves.

>> No.29609039

Damnit, sword guy! My weapon focus is greataxes! Great! Axes! A-X-E! I live in the frozen north, eating my meat raw and fresh from the kill, and I can STILL tell the difference between the two!

>> No.29609093
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I'm looking for a longsword / bastard sword with a design that looks like one of these motherfuckers might wield it. I'm going to be hosting a game for some friends in a few months and they keep asking me to find them a sword design.

Can anyone help me out?

>> No.29609096
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This one looks kinda like an axe. Will it do?

>> No.29609097

Hey... Uh... You are aware that the enemy carries machine guns, right?

>> No.29609127

Enjoy your parasites motherfucker!

>> No.29609132
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Maybe something tribal will do? Just to get a rough idea.

>> No.29609151
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This is how I sword.

>> No.29609163

What of it?

>> No.29609168

Why do you think my last axe handle had so many notches and scratches? You parry with the handle, man! Two axes used to parry isn't as sturdy as one big one.

>> No.29609173
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Thats neat.

I'm sort of hoping for something that follows this aesthetic.

>> No.29609177

This. This is the only way Guts will slay Griffith.

>> No.29609194
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That's a knife. And the tip is only slightly less fragile than a Flyssa's.

>> No.29609206

Don't you think we're sort of... Outgunned?

>> No.29609230

I call that an appetizer you ass!
>friendly punch to the face

>> No.29609233

But they are outsworded, so it ballences out!

>> No.29609234

that's retarded.

the handle is too long, it'll hit the ground the moment you swing it.

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Maybe we could try some African or Indian weapons? Those can look pretty spiky/crazy.

>> No.29609240

We are, yes, but the enemy is outsworded.

>> No.29609266

You aren't expecting the human to act as the fulcrum are you?

>> No.29609270


> parked behind a fighting machine
> not proving their virility

What are their women meant to do, serenade and pleasure the metal toy?

They will become impotent and weak and obsessed with social networking. This son is the long war.

>> No.29609271
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>Not being an honorable space swordsman, going on holy crusades with your buddies through the galaxy, using only your divine blades granted to you by the gods.
>Not using absurdly stupid and suicidal melee-based tactics and somehow making them work through sheer tenacity and swordplay.


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Guys I've developed a new spear. The lugs are blades, so even if your opponent dodges, there's still a chance they'll get hit!

>> No.29609305

Son you need to learn something. Has someone ever come rushing at you with a sword. I'm going to say no because who the fuck run at you with a sword. If you saw someone doing that you would run. Now what if a hundred or a thousand large shoeless skirt wearing men charged at you with swords shaper than rocks.

>> No.29609309

You forgot about your cloaking shield, you cheating dick!

>> No.29609322

Not bad.

Though this is looking around the design I would like: >>29608920

Got anything more like that?

>> No.29609332

What is a sword but a large knife?

>> No.29609336
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>> No.29609337

>undead armies get better than this


>> No.29609338

If he's a hero, he can pull it off.

>> No.29609348
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>Implying I ever need to use it.

Are you questioning my swordplay?

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No, but I got a triple shark-katana.

>> No.29609409

This guy beat you>>29609233

>> No.29609444

While not what i'm looking for, thats pretty sick and i'll use that for something else to be sure.

Thank you for your help.

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Here's just a fucking pile of swords.

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No thanks, I'll just be taking one of these with me.

>> No.29609479
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>> No.29609515
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>implying you never lost your babysitting position to space monkeys armed with hammers

Apparently so.

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To be fair, we DID try to reverse engineer them at one point, but... this is the only one we got, and I don't get it. Look at this shit. Do I look like a clockmaker to you?

Just get a sword; you don't need to take it to a clockmaker to fix it.

>> No.29609794
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Hek KM, how well do swords stab and cut when they have points like this?

>> No.29609820
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And they got what they deserved.

That's what you get for trying to replace your space paladins with space barbarians.

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It's probably going to be quite good at both, but as always one should be very careful about judging these things from just the profile (and in this case a partial profile, though the file name gives things away).

>> No.29609901

From the thumbnail I thought that was a toad sitting on a chair trying to fire a machine gun.

What the fuck, brain.

>> No.29609908

>filename gives it away

How do you mean?

>> No.29609955

It's from a sword called the Knecht, by Albion.

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>> No.29610017

That looks like a fun weapon, though if it's supposed to be like a longsword, I don't get why you would mess with what works.

>> No.29610047

I like it because it looks great. Too bad I'd need to save up for a while to actually get it.

>> No.29610160

Where would I be able to buy one of these that is actually made out of metal? The only ones I can seem to find are made of wood.

>> No.29610208
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The original kind may not have been something you got when someone looked at a longsword and thought "let's make one of those, but different", but rather the result of a process similar to the one that turned single handed swords into longsword, but applied to messers instead.

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They probably aren't suppsoed to be made of metal, to keep the weight sane.

>> No.29610387

What is the purpose of that "fuller" in the grip and pommel?

>> No.29610394

They're only made out of wood because you can't swing 40 pound sledges around very effectively as weapons.

Its more like a really heavy baseball bat with nails in it.

>> No.29610426

So a metal baseball bat with rivets hammered into it would be more effective?

>> No.29610471

The metal in metal baseball bats is aluminum, so no. Also nails hurt more than rivets.

>> No.29610566

Do shields in D&D Next grant a Reflex bonus like they do in 4e?

>> No.29610597
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Decorative I'd guess.

>> No.29610649

Metal bats that are hollow (IE, all of them) are easy to damage and wouldn't last long as real weapons.
A big solid wooden bat that weighs more and is much more sturdy is a better weapon.
A big solid wooden bat that is longer than normal and has spikes in it is a better weapon than that.

>> No.29612376

They are composed of undead warrior princes armed with finely made burial weapons and clad in the finest armor, specifically patched up by smiths for their funerals.

>> No.29612555

that is a very nice sword.

I'm very glad that I joined the Chef's division. this sword will swerve me well in chopping of my foes in the vegetable kingdom...

>> No.29612665

>though if it's supposed to be like a longsword,

they arent.

the messers develop in the early 15th Century (though earlier knife-hilted blade forms existed as far back as the 1230's), as a single-handed weapon. they're pretty much interchangeable with the falchion in use, but the primary difference is that they're made by different people - the bladesmithing guilds are at that time in a power struggle with the sword-smithing guilds, and the result is that the knifemakers are trying to muscle into sword-maker's business and get some of the tasty, tasty profits. So they're using knife-making techniques (a grip with scales on each side, and no pommel) to avoid being caught out by the swordsmith guilds' laws.

They're also focusing on a different market, at first, the poorer, lower-classes as a defensive tool for those travelling etc, and likely to face bandits who arent armoured - so its designed as a light, fast single-handed cutter for unarmoured opponents.

>> No.29612987

Kinda the making of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fgXGs07W0U

>> No.29613250


Daaaaaaaamn, I want that kiln....

(oh, and insert obvious /k/ "remove kebab" meme here)

>> No.29615295

Sir..This seems to be a large kitchen knife.. Are you sure this is the best the kingdom of FoodCortia has to offer?

>> No.29615754

A sword is a a large knife. Why the fuck are you complaining?

>> No.29615797

and a horse is just a very large rabbit.

>> No.29615927
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This guy knows his shit.

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Highland Drill you sons-a-bitches.

>> No.29616078
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No, a horse is an odd toed ungulate and a rabbit is a lagomorph. A Knife is an instrument composed of a blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon, a sword is a category of knife.

This chart will explain the difference to you.

>> No.29616370

You would want them too after half your toes go black and freeze off in the snow.

>> No.29616475

You have your relationship backwards. Swords aren't large knives, knives are small swords.

>> No.29616584


only a knife is a single-edged bladed implement with a handle attached either by a hole fitting around a short extension of the blade (a whittle tang) or slab sides pinned on either side of a thicker steel panel (scale tang), and normally designed as a tool for civillian use.

A sword is a (normally) two-edged military weapon with complex blade geometry with distal taper (which knives rarely have), constructed through the use of a tang peircing the mortise and tenon joint of a crossguard or guard, grip, and a counterbalancing pommel.

they are as different as a horse and rabbit. which is exactly the point I was making.

both are steel, both are sharp. beyond that the design criteria and the purpose are wholly divergent.

>> No.29616871

Would a knife cease to be a knife if you added to it a second edge?

>> No.29616916

It would become a dagger

>> No.29616945

at that point, it tends to require a symmetrical handle to work, and therefore becomes a dagger.

of course, you can then counterbalance the dagger with a small pommel, and have a quillon guard on a dagger.

and then, its just a question of long is a fucking big dagger, and how short is a pretty small sword... and where is the dividing line?

>> No.29617000

Dagger (Oxford Dictionary definition): a short knife with a pointed and edged blade, used as a weapon:

>> No.29617112

So if you use it for slicing vegetables, it's a knife, but if you turn around and stab your cousin with it, it spontaneously transmutes into a dagger?

>> No.29617174

I've heard according to some typologies that a dagger has a symmetrical hilt and a knife doesn't. There are single edged daggers and double edged knives.

>> No.29617492

correct. J.P.Pupye and AVB Norman's typologies of the dagger and knife, for those of a particularly anally retentive persuasion.

its also a case of design - knives designed for fighting (whether 1 or 2-edged) tend to have very different blade cross-sections to those for general purpose use, same way guns designed for warfare, like a M16/M4 platform are very different to guns for sporting use, like a wooden-stocked remington 223, thats designed for the same ammunition.

Problem is most knives are only seen in profile, so you have no idea about the cross-section from the photo.

>> No.29617726

what type of sword/hand weapon would one recommend for s 6' even guy that's built like a fucking grizzly bear?

>> No.29617749

Knives are tools, daggers are weapons.

>> No.29617799

In my opinion, the line is somewhere around 1'. Longer than that, and it's a small sword. Shorter, and it's a big dagger.

>> No.29617948

nah, I've seen plenty of 14-16 inch bladed rondel daggers with triangle spiked blades.

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>> No.29618195

I like Claymores. IIRC some psychotic brit used one in WW2 to capture an entire german mortar team.

>> No.29618334

that's a basket hilted backsword.

"claymore" is simply a corruption of claidheamadh mhor, which just means "big sword". and can apply to two tnetirely different weapons - the 16-17th C two-hander, and the 17-18th C basket-hilted singlehander.

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>> No.29618629

YES THAT FUCKING GUY. goddamn so fucking cool.

hrm. either way though, Claymores are fucking perfect for me. im 6' and thick as fuck. I've been compared to Glen fucking Benton of Deicide and "John Wayne Gacy, if he were a caveman"

>> No.29618712

If you want something more medieval but along the same lines, I would suggest the Hanwei Tinker Great Sword of War.

>> No.29618820

>Hanwei Tinker Great Sword of War.
one could never go wrong with a 4' sword of pure FUCK YOU to the face.

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The distinction between weapon and tool in the middle ages is not a hard and fast one. A battleaxe can chop firewood, a wood hatchet can cleave a skull.

>> No.29620531

I disagree. While they can do those things, they were shit at it. A battle axe is much thinner than a wood axe and without the wedge shape it won't cut wood well. A wood axe is too heavy to fight with very well, but in a pinch can be used in one.

>> No.29620633

Still modifications on the same basic form

>> No.29620904

That doesn't mean that there is little distinction between them. You could say that about anything. Ferraris and Minivans are modifications of the same form. 747s and F-22s are modifications of the same form.

>> No.29625286


Folded up to a million times.
That's it. I'm sick of all this "Masterwork Bastard Sword" bullshit that's going on in the d20 system right now. Katanas deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.

I should know what I'm talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine katana in Japan for 2,400,000 Yen (that's about $20,000) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. I can even cut slabs of solid steel with my katana.

Japanese smiths spend years working on a single katana and fold it up to a million times to produce the finest blades known to mankind.

Katanas are thrice as sharp as European swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a longsword can cut through, a katana can cut through better. I'm pretty sure a katana could easily bisect a knight wearing full plate with a simple vertical slash.

Ever wonder why medieval Europe never bothered conquering Japan? That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their katanas of destruction. Even in World War II, American soldiers targeted the men with the katanas first because their killing power was feared and respected.

So what am I saying? Katanas are simply the best sword that the world has ever seen, and thus, require better stats in the d20 system. Here is the stat block I propose for Katanas:

(One-Handed Exotic Weapon)
1d12 Damage
19-20 x4 Crit
+2 to hit and damage
Counts as Masterwork

(Two-Handed Exotic Weapon)
2d10 Damage
17-20 x4 Crit
+5 to hit and damage
Counts as Masterwork

Now that seems a lot more representative of the cutting power of Katanas in real life, don't you think?

tl;dr = Katanas need to do more damage in d20, see my new stat block.

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>The distinction between weapon and tool in the middle ages is not a hard and fast one. A battleaxe can chop firewood, a wood hatchet can cleave a skull.

Yet again, another one that's entirely wrong.

while these items often look very similar in a side-on photo, their cross-sectional profiles are totally different. A woodcutting axe is thick, to put mass into it to punch into wood.

a war axe meanwhile... well. see pic.

>> No.29626599

I still don't understand that meme. Where's the joke even from?

>> No.29626976


its a bunch of racist tards in the US, who've seen a bunch of equally racist types in the Yugoslavian civil war, who refer to muslims as "kebabs", and then go on about the wonderful, highly amusing idea of comitting genocide to "remove kebab" from the area they're in during the civil war.

its not even remotely funny, but, being directed towards the genocide of muslims, of course, /k/'s redneck brigade leapt upon it with absolute delight and think its the funniest, most intelligent thing they've ever encountered.

(by making reference to kebab, when the video is about a Kabab knife, I should've been clearer that I was mocking /k/'s ignorance)

>> No.29627010


Next you are saying non-professional peasant levies were relevant.

>> No.29627274

Can't tell what's worse, the fact that something that stupid passes for a meme these days, or that you're all butthurt about it.

You're proximate, though, so I'll make fun of you for it, kebab. Remove thyself.

>> No.29627863

Yeah, Genocide is a laugh-a-minute subject we should all find hilarious, right?

but, no, you're the sort of drooling mongoloid who thinks that anyone who does'nt find that amusing is "butthurt", rather than for instance, being a reasonable fucking human being.

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Only folded a million times? How are those samurai meant to cut through Abrams tanks? Mine was folded two million

>> No.29629188


Oh good, I was worried I'd never see this copypasta again.

Very, very worried.

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>> No.29629516

Actually that was a tactic a few times used in WW2. You would impact the tip of a guy's wing with the center part of yours and their wing would be break from the force. Of course bullets were usually preferable.

>> No.29632276

>Connery still causing a CTD upon selecting it

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