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 Post subject: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 1:44 am 
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I like the aesthetic of this weapon and it's in the longsword/broadsword size range. Does it lhave the right "look" to work as a broaword, rather than longsword, rep?

http://www.museumreplicas.com/p-719-swo ... latex.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 11:54 am 
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It's hard to tell from the picture, but probably not? I think the specs for a broadsword are that the blade should be about 4 inches wide, or wider?


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 12:57 pm 
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That's what I need to know. I didn't see a blade width measurement for broadswords in the rulebook. So at least four inches. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 2:21 pm 
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That last sword had a two inch wide blade. Are latex broadswords a thing at SR? A 4 inch wide blade in the length range is not easy to find. The blade below is 3.25 inches wide at it's widest point.

http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.c ... =116401414


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 2:47 pm 
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This one is almost 3.7 inches wide at the point where the spike is near the end of the blade. Close enough?

http://www.darkknightarmoury.com/p-1951 ... 10-cm.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 6:25 pm 
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The rulebook says absolutely nothing about the width of a broadsword's blade, even though in my opinion, it really should.


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 6:46 pm 
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Well for the boffer broad swords you need to use a 1 inch pipe instead of 3/4" (longsword) or 1/2" (shortsword). Broad swords have the advantage of being a base 3 one handed sword (needs heavy swords)

Bastard sword can use a 3/4' pipe since they are both two handed and one handed. All other heavy weapons need a 1" pipe.

How this effects latex weapons is something that will need to be determined since they were not allowed at the time the chart on weapon measurements near the back of the books was made.


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 7:36 pm 
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Boffers seem to almost always be quite a bit bulkier than their latex counterparts so I would hope that there could be some leeway regarding broadsword reps too. A commercially available latex the size of my broadsword boffer does not seem to exist in north american stores. I did come across a two handed latex cleaver with a five and a half inch wide blade in China, but the minimum order size is 500 and I can't find anyone else selling them. Anybody want to buy 499 cleavers so I can have one?


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 2nd, 2016, 6:30 am 
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The rules team is debating a final answer to this issue now.


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 Post subject: Re: Broadsword rep
PostPosted: April 8th, 2016, 2:21 pm 
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Any updates?


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