Talk:Simplified Weapon Design (5e Variant Rule)

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You know what really bugs me about the whole rapier/scimitar thing? There were whole schools of fencing dedicated to the offhanded use of a rapier, paired with all sorts of other blades. There is no historic precedent for the offhanded use of a scimitar. I can't believe they still didn't change it in their errata. There are now two variant rules and at least a dozen weapons on this website which were directly influenced by this oversight. --Kydo (talk) 23:55, 7 August 2015 (MDT)

The Florentine / Agrippa is style a bit obscure. Marasmusine (talk) 09:57, 8 August 2015 (MDT)
At least the practice actually existed. The only reason scimitars are light weapons is Drizzt. --Kydo (talk) 12:48, 8 August 2015 (MDT)
When I think off-hand scimitar, I think pirate scimitar / flintlock :) - not that this matters for two-weapon fighting, and I don't know if historically the scimitar was off-hand for this.
I imagine off-hand rapier to be more a fighter's weapon style. Marasmusine (talk) 13:02, 8 August 2015 (MDT)

I tried to do this once! I like it. Mostly. To me it looks like shields represented by these weapons can only give +1 AC, is that correct? Or am I missing something? I think we should probably set some defined guidelines on how this system interacts with two-weapon fighting etc. so it doesn't have to be "blurred" and the results don't have to be invented by every DM that uses this rule. --Carcabob (talk) 17:07, 30 November 2016 (MST)

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