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Re: Dual wielding

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:50 pm
by Mugen
Mixster wrote:
Greg Smith wrote:Samurai of the Tokugawa era tended to wear two swords - katana and wakazashi. Not sure if they used them together. They were known as daisho, meaning long and short, IIRC.
I'd think they did, since "the Book of Five Rings" speaks about how to use both together. However, there is no mention of using two "long-swords"
The writer of the Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi, was known for its two swords combat style, which is still taught nowadays.

Nevertheless, he must be seen as an exception, as japanese swordfighting heavily focuses on the katana (one- or two-handed).

As for myself, I would be in favor for increased DEX and STR requirements for the off-hand weapon. As is, the rule even forbids the use of a warsword and a short sword, as both are size "M".

As a matter of fact, I would be pleased to see a more general rule regarding STR and DEX minimums, in order that in "super-heroïc" settings, characters with stats far above human standards might even wield two greatswords at once.

Re: Dual wielding

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:37 pm
by PhilHibbs
Mugen wrote:As a matter of fact, I would be pleased to see a more general rule regarding STR and DEX minimums, in order that in "super-heroïc" settings, characters with stats far above human standards might even wield two greatswords at once.
The rule itself is inherently human-centric, as it is silly that a 12m giant can wield a tree trunk in his main hand but nothing larger than an 8" long dagger in his off hand.

Re: Dual wielding

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:15 am
by PhilHibbs
Also there is an NPC in Pavis Rises that uses two cutlasses which are medium size.