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Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« on: August 02, 2009, 10:16:16 AM »
Some weapons are just hard to visualize. You see the "stabbing" or "slashing" or whatever, but even though there's a worded description, it might not make something easy to visualize if the weapon is unfamiliar. I think that an Article that shows pictures of the sorts of weapons, and possibly says how they were used back here on good ol' earth, could be helpful.

Here's what I've found so far for things that might be included:

(note that none of these should be "SEKKRET ITEMS OF DOOM", and are intented just to reflect things that might be found in a shop in either of the city-states IGly)

jambiya, gythka staff, chakram, voulge, truncheon, kirisigi dagger, and I'm sure there's more.

Any suggestions? Comments? Ideas?
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 10:35:54 AM »
lotilus, hawkblade, chatkcha, yagathan (sp?), katar, khopesh sword

Just a few I can think of off the top of my head.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 10:55:41 PM »
The various tribal weapons that pop up now and again.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 11:34:57 PM »
I'd like a full esoteric equipment guide, really.

With pictures and texts of what abas and djaballas and sunslits are. And lip plates and etc. Might be colorful and fun to read.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 12:51:28 AM »
+1 to everything. I had thought sunslits were like goggles until the picture in the WE DRAW EVERY DAY thread showed me what they actually look like.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 07:33:28 PM »
The various tribal weapons that pop up now and again.

I'm really looking more for the specific type, or a list of some you'd like to see. I agree with what you're saying, but it's not as helpful as a list.

I'd like a full esoteric equipment guide, really.

With pictures and texts of what abas and djaballas and sunslits are. And lip plates and etc. Might be colorful and fun to read.

Yeah, I'd love to see that too, but I think seperating it by type might be the best way to go.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2009, 10:10:31 PM »
+1 to everything. I had thought sunslits were like goggles until the picture in the WE DRAW EVERY DAY thread showed me what they actually look like.

What -do- they look like? I envisioned them as a pair of sunglasses, though I've never had a chance to actually read their description.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 03:26:20 AM »


Kind of like sunglasses ... but ... not lenses ... slits.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 05:53:57 AM »
I still have trouble imagining a full obsidian sword.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 06:31:22 AM »
I played Morrowind so, that's not too difficult for me.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 08:54:18 AM »
lotilus, hawkblade, chatkcha, yagathan (sp?), katar, khopesh sword

Just a few I can think of off the top of my head.

I'd like a full esoteric equipment guide, really.

With pictures and texts of what abas and djaballas and sunslits are. And lip plates and etc. Might be colorful and fun to read.

This might help a little.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2009, 04:52:48 PM »
I see that article several times, and I've only seen a Carrikal and Chatkcha IG once each.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 04:53:22 PM »
Groovy. I've seen a lotilus, & zerka IG before. I don't think those were on anyone's lists.

And the puchik seems pretty close to the Katar punch dagger. (Except the handle of the Katar is different. If I recall it's like a T, where you grip the top, and the stem sits between your middle and ring finger leading out to the blade.)

The Gythka in that pick.. Well, I'm relatively certain that Arm Gythkas are double headed with a club on one side, and a SLASHING blade on the other. (the one in the pic looks more likely to be piercing, IMO)

Hm.. Carrikals are also IG, but I've seen MUCH better picture portrayals of it at a different site. The one in this picture looks like an axe, but with teeth on the handle that would never, EVER be used. Where-as, an actual carrikal should be, basically, a jawbone tied to a stick, where the teeth ARE the business bits. This one has a crescent axe drawn on it.

Here we go, THIS is a Carrikal: http://www.geocities.com/tticd/carrikal.html

And this is the main page for that site. Lotta great shit there. http://www.geocities.com/tticd/


Good idea for an article guys. Lets keep ideas pouring in. There's nothing more frustrating than going to show your recruits how to use a spear and realizing that, IRL, you got NO IDEA how to do so! I think an article that broke down good base strategies for emoting the 9 weapon types, dual wielding, shield use, kicking, disarming, backstabbing, etc would be invaluable for sparring RP.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2009, 01:17:24 AM »
Arm players are probably more familiar with what a truncheon is than they might think, though where I'm from, they're called nightsticks or billy clubs.



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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2009, 03:51:54 PM »
I always thought Chackatas are kinda like the Ninja throwing stars.....That but black..



Kind of like sunglasses ... but ... not lenses ... slits.

These are kinda like Snow-goggles, I got taught how to make basic survival gear for artic travel when I was in the Navy (for some reason, training with marines was something I was "volunteered" to do) and the slits basicly reduce the glare from the sun hitting the snow.
In zalanthas though, I assume they'd stop sand getting in the eyes.

Also, found this awsome image of an Mayan axe, from around the time the spanish were fighting for south american soil and colonizing it called a Macuahuitl, a heavy axe with 3 rows of obsidian that can cut a man in half.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2009, 05:09:12 AM »


Kind of like sunglasses ... but ... not lenses ... slits.

These are kinda like Snow-goggles, I got taught how to make basic survival gear for artic travel when I was in the Navy (for some reason, training with marines was something I was "volunteered" to do) and the slits basicly reduce the glare from the sun hitting the snow.
In zalanthas though, I assume they'd stop sand getting in the eyes.

Incorrect. They are just like snow goggles to prevent sun glare reflecting from sand (and especially salt flats/rocks) from blinding you. They have no lenses, and sand can get in without any trouble.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2009, 08:04:56 PM »
Some have lenses.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2009, 09:38:51 PM »
What are those polearms called that you can flip around to use as bludgeoning weapons? They're a northlands weapon, I think.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2009, 09:48:58 PM »
What are those polearms called that you can flip around to use as bludgeoning weapons? They're a northlands weapon, I think.

Some glaives, halberds and bardiches can do this.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2009, 11:14:51 PM »
There's a specific Tuluki variant with a wacky name.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2009, 01:03:41 AM »
Some have lenses.

If they do, it's a typo. There should be no lensed items in Zalanthas.

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2009, 02:49:33 AM »
Some have lenses.

If they do, it's a typo. There should be no lensed items in Zalanthas.

Is there no clear glass on zalanthas?

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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2009, 02:54:55 AM »
They have calcite - much easier than clear glass.
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2009, 04:27:53 AM »
Some have lenses.

If they do, it's a typo. There should be no lensed items in Zalanthas.

Is there no clear glass on zalanthas?

There used to be lensed sunslits and monocles.  Staff took them out because they were too "un-Zalanthan."
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Re: Discussion: Weapons "Article" Idea
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2009, 07:51:47 AM »
I don't claim to be an expert in optics, but I thought the earliest lenses were made by ancient civilizations IRL without glass, but they were huge (like, too big to fit over your eye huge). We only managed to get it down to eye size hundreds of years later. It's entirely plausible that large lenses exist, but not ones that would be sunslit or monocle-sized.