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Alarnak, Lord of Claw and Fang
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
valadaar's comment on 2008-09-15 07:57 PM
Hmm, I can see a use for this one, or an adaptation thereof.

Good job Grey, though on the second plot idea, the wolves are loosing teeth, not bone, right? Go to Comment
Alarnak, Lord of Claw and Fang
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
valadaar's comment on 2008-09-16 08:11 AM
Heh, they most certainly are not the same. Not even close. Go to Comment
Alarnak, Lord of Claw and Fang
NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Religious)
Grey's comment on 2008-09-15 09:00 PM
Yes, but teeth are bone. I just dislike repeating a single word many times in a short period, and mandibles didn't really fit. Go to Comment
Alarnak, Lord of Claw and Fang
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ghostshaman33's comment on 2015-01-25 03:28 AM
I could see me using this in the future, very nice. Go to Comment
Scissor Swords
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-17 12:46 AM
While I appreciate any interesting non magical weapon, the descriptions is confusing and the physics of such a weapon (as described) would make for an odd attack. The trade off of weight and manipulation for an inertial second attack seems unwieldy and unlikely.

Still. Go to Comment
Scissor Swords
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Scrasamax's comment on 2008-09-15 01:39 PM
War Forbici

took me a few minutes to find it, but the war scissors have been done already, and in this case, done better.

Dipping into the comments from the War Forbici, such a weapon would require excessive strength to use. Cutting through sinew and bone with a pair of scissors is not nearly as simple as hacking through them with a sword.

Otherwise, solid. Go to Comment
Scissor Swords
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-09-14 12:43 PM
Useful, if dangerous to the untrained. Go to Comment
Scissor Swords
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2008-09-14 12:57 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Scissor Swords
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valadaar's comment on 2013-04-19 12:01 PM
I have a very hard time visualizing this weapon - I just cannot see a free-moving sword blade having enough inertia to create more than a superficial gash.

If the split blade closed with increased force due to magic/steampunk/etc, then I could see it being effective at removing things.

I also can't help but seeing the moving parts toast the first time they do a hard parry against another weapon.

Like the idea of a scissor sword, but the practicality is hard for me to see.

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Scissor Swords
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valadaar's comment on 2013-04-19 12:01 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Scissor Swords
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Grey's comment on 2008-09-14 05:15 PM
Updated: Expanded this a little. Go to Comment
Scissor Swords
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Grey's comment on 2008-09-16 10:57 PM
The thing is that the Scissorsword can be wielded like a normal if heavy sword, simply with the added bonus of striking them again from the other side of the limb / torso / whatnot. It's more likely to crack a limb then to actually shear it off, but if the limb was struck with the part of the blade near the hinge with the pendulum form it might take it off.
On the other hand, if you were running a campaign in which realism was slim to none, The War Forbici and the Scissorswords could be closely related. Perhaps the Forbici-wielding Prince Kestor from the linked post there is leading a force of men wielding Scissorswords. Presto! Instant army theme! Go to Comment
Hydra Keep
Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)
MoonHunter's comment on 2008-09-13 01:32 PM
Nicely done. it is a solid concept. I would of liked a little more description and explanation, but I could live wihtou it. So we have a place, some history, and a few plots. It works for me. Go to Comment
Hydra Keep
Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Cheka Man's comment on 2008-09-12 07:01 PM
*wonders what the underground dwellers are* Dwaves? Dark Elves? Nekron? 4.5/ out of 5. Go to Comment
Hydra Keep
Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2008-09-14 12:58 PM
Nice, doing a Keep myself these days. Cant seem to finish it though. Go to Comment
Hydra Keep
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Hrofgar's comment on 2009-02-06 10:33 PM
Very nice. Not to long but complete enough. I was slightly confused on one part; when the fortress fell, you said that the keep was 'besieged not just on both sides, but from withing as well'. After that it sounded like there were only two armies, one above and one below. It would clarify that part a good deal if you reworded it for two armies from the surface or if you would mention something like one army had surrounded it from the surface. Go to Comment
Hydra Keep
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axlerowes's comment on 2017-11-02 06:24 PM
Solid idea Go to Comment
Hydra Keep
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valadaar's comment on 2017-11-02 08:54 AM
This is a good one. It has a somewhat Conan'ish feel to it.
I like it!
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Hydra Keep
Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Grey's comment on 2008-09-12 08:59 PM
I left it vague so that you can develop it as your campaign needs. Need something peculiar but don't know how to introduce it, like a six limbed, seven eyed vorpal beast of doom? Guess where it lives! On the other hand, it may just be a particularly violent crossbreed of orcs and dark elves. Go to Comment
Hydra Keep
Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)
Grey's comment on 2008-09-14 01:48 PM
I know the feeling. The concept for this was sitting around on my desk for a long while, took me forever to actually get anywhere with it. Go to Comment
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