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« Reply #45 on: 27 April 2010, 04:54:21 »

I prefer slow and deliberate to quick and just-get-it-over-with anyway. :D
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« Reply #46 on: 27 April 2010, 04:55:26 »

Alt? Did I say it was hard? I like the new version better in any case. By the way that's Valan with two A's.

Weapons are easy to write (They honestly shouldn't take that long)

Shati: I'm a bit of an archery fan myself, so don't think you'll put it by the mods on the sly. ;)
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« Reply #47 on: 27 April 2010, 04:56:27 »

I'll try my best then.  Where do you suggest I start?
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« Reply #48 on: 27 April 2010, 04:59:11 »

Argh.. Sorry Valan... I write with an E everytime, to be honest, but I usually catch it before I post it.  Missed this time. rolleyes

BTW, I'll be going over the entry again soon.  Just working on a few of my own things at the moment. (RP etc).  I'll be a little more nit-picky now that you edited the glaring issues.  Looking forward to it getting done. :)

Make sure, Shati, that you read what is written in the Remusian Men entry on it. ;)
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« Reply #49 on: 27 April 2010, 06:04:32 »

I should like to do the Shortsword, please, as someone pipped me to the post on the Remusian bow.

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« Reply #50 on: 27 April 2010, 06:05:37 »

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Simply start by taking a look at the weapons and bows already done.  Pay attention to the detail. Don't copy others work and for goodness sake and be creative but not ridiculous.  Read up on the Remusians and the other weapons they use so you don't contradict anything.

Use the weapons template.,  good luck, I am looking forward to your first draft.
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« Reply #51 on: 27 April 2010, 06:10:17 »

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You have a choice here.  you can make a very generic entry on an average Shortsword that could be used by anybody in any tribe.  Or you can find a tribe or race that could use a shortsword and make a more interesting customized one. 

Obviously I am leaning towards the latter but I will leave it up to you.
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« Reply #52 on: 27 April 2010, 06:17:32 »

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One-Handed Swords are also known colloquially by many names, a few of which are the shortsword,

So claims the Overview on one-handed swords, implying that your "generic" shortsword may be just any 1-h sword. There already exists a Centoraurian shortsword, and a Helcrani shortsword. I think the shortsword would be a fairly basic weapon, and a simple entry might not hurt (I'll look for something a bit more challenging later). I wish I'd thought to reserve the Remusian Bow...

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« Reply #53 on: 27 April 2010, 06:44:57 »

A shortsword is a type of one handed weapon, but it's not a generic name you can apply to a one handed sword. I'd like to make that clear.

If you're going to make a generic entry, it could very well be harder (cf. Great Maul) than a more ethnic weapon.

That being said, the Centoraurian and Helcrani shortswords are exclusively southern human weapons. Read up on them, but try not to retread what they've already done.

Dwarves would use them, so would halflings (though the last military involvement of any substantial size that included halflings was SWIII, which had the all-volunteer lancers from Helmond's Shire. That still leaves Nybelmarians, if you're willing to learn the continent, the various ice tribes if you'll talk to the northern devs and elves.
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« Reply #54 on: 27 April 2010, 06:47:34 »

Not Ice Tribes.. between the Remusian Warsword and the Odomon Blade, the swords of the Ice Tribes are covered.  The other Ice Tribes use spears, stone axes (being worked on) and such primitive weapons.
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« Reply #55 on: 27 April 2010, 06:54:02 »

Hello everyone.

I am having a bit of difficulty explaining what the backwards facing spines on the seatooth are for. I mean, surely they would be useless on a dart-like weapon?
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« Reply #56 on: 27 April 2010, 07:13:07 »

I would imagine they'd act a little like barbs on an arrow head. Once the dart is in place, it would hurt more to remove it than it would leaving it in. Nasty little idea.
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« Reply #57 on: 27 April 2010, 07:23:59 »

I thought that too, but then I thought that all one would need to achieve that is a few on and around the tip. Any others might hinder the ease with which someone could grip it. But in the overview it says it is covered in them, so i'm not really sure which to think.
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« Reply #58 on: 27 April 2010, 07:39:53 »

The tip, the point where you should hold it (let's call it the grip for the sake of a name) And the flight (that's the feathered bit at the back, which not all darts use) Those are all parts of a dart. You can eliminate two of these as long as the person who uses the dart does not have to throw it.

So, if your dart is completely covered in spines, it's not likely not delivered by throwing it.

That gives you several options. The blowpipe is one of them since it's traditionally used to deliver poisoned darts. An atlatl, a type of dart throwing device from way way back when in the Paleolithic. You could throw it from a sling, or make a Swiss arrow out of it.

It doubt it's a thrown dart. Darts like the sort you'd use in game of darts are at least fifteen centimeters long. The overview describes them as the length of a human forefinger (the index finger) which is about seven centimeters. Not much of a case for a proper fletched dart then.

Since it's an assassination weapon, the blowpipe is your best bet.

I'd also give you the option to increase the size of the dart, which is a little on the short side, or alter the bit with the spines. Perhaps it's shaped like a flechette? where the head is larger than the rest. Remember that the hole a bolt or an arrow or dart will make on entrance will not be the same shape as the arrow that went in which could have twisted, or simply because the act of puncturing the flesh has shaped the hole so as to be smaller than the head of the projectile.
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« Reply #59 on: 30 April 2010, 02:21:50 »

But in the overview it says it is a thrown weapon. I'll change it to a blowpipe weapon as you suggested, but then the overview will need to be changed.
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