Every item does not need to be "magic" or "powerful". Many perfectly mundane (in the non magical sense) weapons have:
*) Interesting back stories. Perfectly non magical weapons can be noted weapons with a place in history, part of legends, or associated with great heroes.
*) Important places in their cultures. Katanas for an example. Heraldic shields for another. These weapons are often symbols of some group, social class, or culture. These are normally a type of weapon post.
*) Just a detailed weapon. These weapons are not your everyday weapons list kind of things. They have more to them than some simple specifications. These are not common weapons you have seen on a half dozen weapons lists. They will have elements of shape or descriptions that makes it special and different. These are normally a type of weapon post.
That is what these threads are for. Perfectly normal, non magical weapons have a place here too.
One Caveat. If the weapon you are thinking of is "funky", having some odd combination of blades or chains or pointy things, the question we have to ask… is this weapon feasable and practical? If it is not, then do not add it, it will be deleted.
Almost every possible combination of weapons have been tried in a variety of cultures. Useful weapons were kept and more of them made, while those that were not really useful were ignored. So you might have a "cool idea" for a weapon, but you need to think hard about if it is really useful (doing a little historical weapon research might be useful too.)
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Codex100 Luck Sword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
One Hundred tiny prayers for luck.
30 Uncoventional Weapons ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
A collection of unconventional weapons
Antiago spear ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
A spear that reflects the life of it’s owner trough small Haiku like poems. As the soldier lives his life the spear casts a shadow of his great exploits. Small runes are carefully etched in the ash shaft after a great battle or another important event in the warriors life.
Bat Blades ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
In the North West Province, Bats are considered Evil (as they are creatures of darkness and bring disease), but are still a sign of good luck. The presence of bats around one (as many locals dig out caves or put up bat sheds) shows a Sly Dark One’s Luck. (In reality, Bats eat locusts, locust pupae, and many other disruptive pests, so farmers with bats near by have better crops). The people of this province have a love hate relationship with these creatures.
Cruaunte Sword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
This sword is unique, made only for the Merchant Prince of [insert city] and his loyal band of mercenaries. The Cruaunte is a hand and a half sword, capable of being used with one or two hands, and from horseback or on foot. Thus, the merchant can save both time and money equipping his men with a universally usefull weapon.
Danamax Rapier ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
The weapon of choice of the royal guards, the Danamax rapier is a symbol of an enduring dynasty.
Derivish Blade ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
Normal small knives modified to give fast attacks. Enchanted versions are even more deadly.
Dogpick ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
This heavy iron war-pick is was common in the the Pretender Wars
Dragon Crossbow ( Items ) Ranged Weapons - Combat
Not a bad weapon, but don’t miss. It takes about six minutes to reload…
Family Art Sword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
“When I strike at you, I am not alone. I have the courage and skill of my entire family. You do not have a chance!”
Firebow ( Items ) Ranged Weapons - Combat
A firebow, though no longer the staple weapon that it was during the era of it’s modernity, is still a powerful and versatile missile weapon in it’s own right.
Ghollish Wide-axe ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
The Ghollish Wide-axe was a design of axe popular a few decades ago in the southern provinces of (insert kingdom), especially among peasants involved in the Sickle of Justice rebellion (though these favored sickles to axes).
Ghorish Maw ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
The Ghorish Maw is used by the Ogre Tribes which live in the Ghor Mountains, named after a legendary Ogre Chieftain who once resided there. Known for his love of eating, these are the weapons he armed his warriors with.
Green Dragon Crescent Moon Swords ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
This weapons has been made popular by several heroic and near mythical adventuring types that have served the Empire over the last three centuries. They are large, powerful weapons, with a distinctive look to them, suitable for Heroes and those who think they are heroes.
Haio-Mano (Shark tooth weapons) ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
Haio-Mano means “A shark’s lei”. These Ankorillian weapons are particularly effective and devastating.
Heaven and Earth Blade ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
In most places, weapons are designed for ease of creation and practicality of use. In others, various weapon designs are developed to meet certain philosophical criteria. This staff was initially designed for philosophical reasons, but has become a very effective weapon in which several martial techniques have been built around.
Khartand ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
Khartand is the oldest and most characteristic of the Taklamar knife weapons.
Khawarezmian Papersword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
Some call the Khawarezmians primitive. Paperswords are not made of paper or parchament. They are made of thin sheets of bone laminated together. It takes expert craftsmanship to make them. They are anything but primitive.
Maul Shank ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
The traditional weapon worn by members of the Maul Rats Regiment.
Middle Swords ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
"So it is old," I said.
"Older than you know," The White Beard murmered.
"I have never seen a blade of this type," I said swinging it experimentally.
"It is a Middle Blade. They are made not in these times, but in Albinion Era after the fall of the Empire, made, they were," The Wise One said.
"It is truly old then, almost as old as you…"
The White Beard just sighed.
Monk's Spade ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
In the north west provinces, the locals used an odd design for their shovels. The blade part is a flat 12” (30 cm) cast iron half circle with a small extension in the back to facilitate mounting on the handles. Like many farming items, they were adapted to be used as weapons by those who had them and had no others.
Ozian Weaponry ( Items ) Equipment Listing - Non-Magical
The Axe has long been the symbol of Ozea, and the weapon of choice from the common footsoldier to the one time King.
Pear Wood 100 Longevity Sword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
To wield such a weapon is to ensure long life and enough luck to have it.
Pictish Axe ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
A sturdy, primitive Pictish axe
Powi fighting net ( Items ) Other - Non-Magical
A simple net made of strong jute,this otherwise innocous looking object when combined with the amazing Ahal paste used by the tribsemen of the Powi,can be a serious threat to any warrior who finds himself menaced with this traditional Powi wepaon.
Ryder Spear ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
A Ryder Spear is the quintessinal Kerrenese weapon. It is used by Ryders in combat and in tournament, the two most important parts of a Ryder’s life.
Scissor Swords ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
"How did you lose your arm?"
"Well you see, I fought this one bloke with a bizarre sword…"
Scorpion Daggers ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
A simple knife, designed to hold its poison far longer than a blade with poison simply smeared over it.
Shura Fist of Slaying ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
Just like with the sharks they so revere,a wrong or inappropriate action can provoke a lethal reaction from a Shura. As the other mer-races are so fond of saying among themselves,the only thing more unpredictable than a shark is a Shura. This is a prefered weapon, simple yet deadly.
Siri Dai ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
A siri dai is an exotic weapon used by the Medec warriors, as an integral part of their cultural martial art, dai thila ohm.
Smatchett ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
A close-quarter combat weapon common in the Locastrian armed forces.
Sovereign's Sword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Heroic
Sovereign’s Swords are the distinctive weapons of the Sovereign’s Finest, the upper ranked members of the Kingdom’s forces. These special agents are the Sovereign’s hands, imparting justice and rulings when needed, being embassy, or doing special duties.
Spikespear ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
An aquatic spear made of shaped coral.
Spring and Autumn Sword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
It is called the Spring and Autumn sword because it brings new beginings and new endings.
Surujin ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
Translated roughly as “Rope weight,” this weapon has evolved from a tool used by fisherman for anchoring to trees or hauling their boat through the shallows.
The Anklar Blades ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
Cursed swords that bring bad fortune to whoever wields them. Or are they?
The Deathbringer ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
A mythic sword thats only power is legend.
The Indian Madu ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
a very useful exotic weapon
The Retainer's Sword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
The Ducal Retainers of Urania who patrol the ever moving Twilight Zone, carry special swords that only they may legally carry.
Torch Axe ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
This is it. The one that started them all. The very first flaming weapon.
Tree-of-Blades ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
The Tree-of-Blades (along with the infamous dragonsword, with which we are not concerned here) is the signature weapon and symbol of the Dragonfighters of Mount Taris. It is also known as the Dragonfighter axe, or as the txarian (this name, pronounced “char-EE-ahn”, comes from Txarian Tapolosthes, the feared Chilliarch of the Dragonfighters, who led the his people in a series of short but vicious wars against the Mysians).
Tyrnithi Arrows ( Items ) Ranged Weapons - Non-Magical
A bundle of Tyrnithi arrows. Rare and highly prized by Archers in this Lands.
War Cleaver ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat
A cleaver the size of a large shield.
War Forbici ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
The sight of a war forbici on the battle field makes some laugh, others fearful, and some simply confused. In well-trained hands, however, it can be a lethal weapon.
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This is an article about designing and creating new weapons and armaments that are nonetheless realistic. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own unique medieval weapon for a campaign, this will hopefully come in handy.
Wei-Jai Broadsword ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
The Wei-Jai were carried by Chinese soldiers during the anti-piracy campaign in the mid sixteenth century. Chinese sword blades were inferior to the Japanese blades, so there was a period when the Chinese government purchased Japanese made blades fashioned in the Chinese design.
Wind and Fire Wheels ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical
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