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Re: (TFT) TFT: Zombies

On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, stan rydzewski wrote:

> Dave Seagraves wrote:
> > [a cogent pole weapon analysis]
> While I can't fault your analysis [for one thing, I don't know
> how you did it :) ], I'm not in agreement with your conclusion
> that the damage figures of pole weapons should be reduced.
> To explain why, please hear out my "reality argument" concerning 
> the halberd and pike axe: These are not primarily stabbing/charging
> weapons.  Halberd and pike axe polearms are meant to be swung in
> an arc, and when they are they generate a terrific amount of force.
> I think a high damage value is warranted when they are used in that
> fashion.  Where things go awry is when that same damage figure is
> used (indeed, *multiplied*) to get a damage figure for when the
> weapon is used in a charge.  If you charge with them, you stab the 
> opponent with the spear point.  The heft of the weapon and its 
> axe-blade are totally irrelevent when the weapon is used that way.

I tend to agree with this argument.  What if you require that a
figure must make a mounted charge in order to receive the 2x charging
bonus for all pole weapons which do a base 2D damage or more?
Dan Tulloh

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