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Bastard Sword Specs
#1
I need to start putting together my sword, but I have a few questions. I want my sword to be multipurpose, so that I can use my shield if I have to but can use the sword 2-handed as well. In this case, would I have to treat it as 2 different weapons? Like, if I'm using it was a 1-H it does 2 damage versus if I'm using it 2-H it does 4?
Also, when making it, would I have to use the dimensions of the 1-H or can I go the full 56"? I would prefer the longer reach, but I don't want to have my boffer denied.
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#2
A bastard sword swings for 2 different amounts of damage. While holding it with one hand it does 2 points of damage, and while holding it with two hands it does 4. So you are correct. It does not mean that it is two different weapons, the rules are written this way to illustrate that it is much harder to wield a bastard sword with 1 hand than it is 2.

When you are making a bastard sword you will make it to the bastard sword specifications, no matter how you intend to wield it. So you can make it 40-56 inches long, with a blade length of 28-44 inches. it really depends on your preference, and your arm strength. Holding a full length bastard sword in one hand can be VERY tiring.
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#3
Thanks! That was really helpful.
Young, brunette einish woman, carrying a bastard sword and a shield. Wears the colours of Clan Galloglach and often looks rather messy.

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email: emopumpkin@live.ca
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#4
Sierra handled this well. If you need further help you can find the weapon guidelines under table 6.1 in the rulebook. The judgement flow chart is also in the props and costumes forum.

A bastard sword is a versatile weapon and keep the weight in mind, Sierra is not wrong that using it one handed is tiring.
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Also a good idea to look into vet players in your area if you need a hand.
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