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Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by Azoth
I am very very new to Darkon and have yet to even attend any events, but i am already coming up with concepts for my weaponry. My question is is it legal to have a weapon that functions as a hammer on one side and an axe on the other side of the head? I understand that they are different damage types and would have to be called thusly, but is it legal to make such a weapon?

Something like this, for prime example:
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Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by Kai Firebrand
Weapons are not allowed to have striking surfaces on both ends of the weapon in Darkon for safety reasons. The only exception to this rule is a quarterstaff

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by Prince Andrick
Kai Firebrand wrote:Weapons are not allowed to have striking surfaces on both ends of the weapon in Darkon for safety reasons. The only exception to this rule is a quarterstaff


But they can have striking surfaces on both sides of the same end of the weapon. Yes, you could make the above pictured weapon. It has been done in the past but it is rare.

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by LordTyrantCort
Kai miss understood what you meant... Yes, you can have a axe with a hammer on the back side.

But the weapon can not have the stabbing end of the handle.
-Lanham

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by Ogre Solaris
Yeah, just leave off that pointy pommell on the bottom and you should be fine. I swing a hammer a lot of the time, and my advice is to make sure you really get the head secured onto the core extremely well. The primary failure point is going to be where the two meet whether it be twisting or the head being pushed up or down too much and being ripped right off.

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by Inox
Azoth wrote:I am very very new to Darkon and have yet to even attend any events, but i am already coming up with concepts for my weaponry.


Also, read this:http://darkon.org/boards/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=209&p=1853.

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by Kai Firebrand
Whoops yeah, I totally was eying that spike on the end of the axe and wanting to stab people with it.

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by Azoth
Warlordcort wrote:Kai miss understood what you meant... Yes, you can have a axe with a hammer on the back side.

But the weapon can not have the stabbing end of the handle.
-Lanham


I now know that I can make this weapon aesthetically but now the question is does the weapon deal damage based on which head strikes the target. ie. does the hammer deal yellow and the axe deal white

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2012-10-02
by Lord Dubh
Azoth wrote:
Warlordcort wrote:Kai miss understood what you meant... Yes, you can have a axe with a hammer on the back side.

But the weapon can not have the stabbing end of the handle.
-Lanham


I now know that I can make this weapon aesthetically but now the question is does the weapon deal damage based on which head strikes the target. ie. does the hammer deal yellow and the axe deal white


Yes.

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2014-12-31
by Arjumand
The Crown War idea is pretty awesome. I think that some day, when the can of worms is opened, we could even get into a state of perpetual crown war. I don't like the idea of any single Knight being able to stage one. A consortium might be better, perhaps 3 Knights etc...One guy can get pissed off and in one moment drag the whole realm into a world war. Seems a lil OP.

Re: Dual type weaponry?

Posted: 2015-01-02
by Sir Sturmbjorne
Arjumand,
You're getting a little ahead of yourself talking about Crown Wars and stuff.
It happens 1x/year maximum.
You may think that it is "OP", but the Crown War does not force anyone to go into any sort of other war. Just because you fought against the crown or the incumbent or whatever, doesnt mean you are now at war with them ad nosium. It opens the possibility for you to roleplay a reason to go to war, or to suck up the the new king, but doesnt force anyone to do anything.

Nothing OP about Crown Wars.

Focus on coming out and learning our rules before you think about changing the rules too much.

Cheers