Dan True wrote:
This is one of the areas that I think Legend is poorly described. The rules don't clearly lay out which CMs are only usable by certain weapons (with those CMs listed in the weapon table) and which CMs are usable by any weapon (so are not listed in the weapon table because they are always usable).
Huh? It is stated under the description of the CM in the book when a CM can only be used by a certain type of weapon - the column in the weapons table is only for easy reference.
To be clear, my comment refer to layout/description, not to the rule itself. Here's an example:
p133: Impale (Thrusting Weapons Only). I cannot find a place where it tells me which weapons are thrusting weapons. I expected to see it on the equipment table, but it doesn't.
p101 & 107: on 101 the description of the Combat Maneuvre column, "The Combat Maneuvres (see Combat chapter) a weapon can inflict -- such as Bashing, Impale, etc." From that description I would expect the column to tell me all the combat maneuvres applicable to that weapon. But when I go to 106 and look at Short Spear, for example, I just see "Impale" listed. But clearly I can use other Combat Maneuvres with Short Spear.
So, there's a gap/disconnect in how the rules are described. Not fatal, but inconsistent. If they listed the types of weapons that each combat maneuvre applied to, and listed the type in the equipment table, that would be consistent.
I think the bigger problem is in the equipment table column description, but introducing the Bludgeoning/Cutting/Entangling/Thrusting terminology without defining it adds to the challenge.
You may feel, "if that's the biggest gap in the rules, we're in great shape." I'd agree with that -- I like the Legend rules. Maybe I should have said, "this is one of the FEW rule areas that I think Legend is poorly described."