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1st-Sep-2005 09:50 am
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I was thinking about putting a sword in my game like the one Cloud used in Final Fantasy 7. What would you guys say the damage would be on a weapon like that. I was thinking about 2D8. Any opinion on this would be great.
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1st-Sep-2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
I think you could use a large sized greatsword. The rules for large sized weapons in the hands of a medium sized character incur a -4 penalty to attack, but they also scale up the damage one stage, so if I greatsword does 2d6, a large greatsword would do 2d8 (someone check me on this who has the books with them). The "monkey grip" feat should (or could be finagled to) negate that -4 penalty.
1st-Sep-2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
Do you think it possibal to take exotic weapon to negate the -4?
1st-Sep-2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
I think monkey grip would be the more appropriate feat. The weapon would still be a greatsword, so anyone profficient with a greatsword could use it. With the monkey grip feat, a character could use it without the penalty. I believe the feat is in complete warrior, originally published in sword and fist.
1st-Sep-2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
Monkey Grip just reduces the penalty to a -2, not negate it entirely.
1st-Sep-2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
Exotic two-handed weapon.
Cost 150
Damage: Small 2d6 Large 2d8
Critical: 19-20/x3
Weight: 50 pounds
Slashing.
Special: The weight of this weapon makes it difficult to wield. While the strength bonus of the weilder still applies to damage rolls, it is halved (rounded down) for attack rolls. Strength penalties are not halved, but doubled. Double the penalty for non-proficiency.
Just a stab. Little thought went into this, as I need to get my fat ass back to work.
1st-Sep-2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! This will help a lot.
1st-Sep-2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Cloud's sword was a zwiehander.

Zwiehander is another name for "Greatsword."

You do the math. :)
1st-Sep-2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
True but it was a bit bigger than a regular greatsword.
1st-Sep-2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
True, but did Cloud require a special feat for his hair too?
5th-Sep-2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Just lots and lots of product.
2nd-Sep-2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thereby, large size. *shrug*
1st-Sep-2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Just do the Greatsword equivilent of a Bastard Sword (whatever the damage would be for upping the size category on 1d10 damage), require an exotic weapon proficiency for a medium creature to use it two handed properly, call it something like Fullblade, and voila!
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