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Re: (TFT) Re: TFT Digest V1 #320

	In my campaign I have a Dagger (normal rules), a dirk 
(-2 DX in HTH) and a poinard (-4 DX in HTH).  The dirk and 
poinard need a higher min ST so they do more damage.


>HTH is somewhat abstract here. I think the "drop all weapons but dagger"
>rule is meant to reflect the _good idea_ of dropping them so you can fight
>better. In real life, as I understand it, the short sword was designed to
>be used in both HTH and shield fighting. If you can hug the target, and
>place the sword point on it at a 90 degree angle, then it is a short sword.
>That is about 2 feet. This is still a little bit more awkward than a dagger.
>An understanding GM could let swords be used in HTH with a minus to hit
>according to excess length. I would rate _all_ of them at only dagger
>damage, because you can't swing freely. Maybe minus one damage. If the
>monster can only be killed by magic weapons, and the only one you have
>is a sword you will want to use it, even with the minuses.

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