Weighing in with the familiar three page, landscape format, with material presented in a three column format with two pieces of B&W artwork, the cover piece far outweighing the second piece, we are given a handful of new and interesting weapons this time around. As well as a full descriptive breakdown of each weapon along with game mechanics, we are presented with an easy to read table in the same vein as the equipment lists from Core books, making it that much easier for those GM's out there who like to keep a master list of gear and weapons available to import these into such a list.
All six of these new weapons are in fact swords, based upon real world weaponry, and are named after their counterparts here in reality to make a Google search for imagery all the easier, as we are given no imagery for the weaponry here.
The Cinquedea is a long dagger/short sword depending upon the culture you encounter it within.
The Estoc is a piercing sword with no edge due to the oddity of its blade's design.
The Executioner's Sword is similar in nature to a great sword, although it has a squared end making the weapon more suited for chopping than thrusting.
The Kampilan known as a double pointed sword due to a forward pointing spike near its tip, this weapon has many differing qualities in regards to blade weight and length, as well as pommel size, that allow it the disarm, sunder and trip qualities.
TheManople is the classic gauntlet attached blade, allowing for one to fight with a bladed weapon without actually holding one, adding a measure of their strength to the damage done with successful attacks.
The Swordstaff would be the six foot length of wood, bearing a blade of the nature of a short sword on one end, allowing the wielder to switch back and forth between using it as a reach weapon or not.
Is the game already filled to the brim with weaponry? Yes. Is there anything here that is a must have, no, not really. But, I am a big fan of variety, and I am also an advocate of the concept that there's always room for more weapons, as options inspire creativity. So under that vein of thinking, yes, this particular Bullet Point is extremely useful, and deserves the full 5 star rating, as it delivered exactly what it promised to do.
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