Melee Weapon Props

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Melee Weapon Props

These are the requirements to bring a melee weapon prop into the game.

All striking surfaces should have a minimum of 5/8 inch of closed-cell foam.

All non-handle surfaces of a weapon should have a minimum of 3/8 inch of closed-cell foam.

All melee weapon props must have a rigid core. Cores of wood or metal are forbidden. Acceptable core materials include but are not limited to: plastic, PVC, fiberglass, and carbon fiber. The core of the weapons should be securely held within the padding by glue, tape, or some other adhesive. Padding that slides or twists on the weapons core will be rejected. Cores that rattle or bounce within the padding will be rejected.

All pommels, crossguards, quillions, basket hilts, and other hilt fittings (not to include the grip iteself) must be composed of a flexible material.

The minimum length for any melee weapon is 16 inches. Non-handle pommels do not count towards the overall length measurement of a weapon.

Weapons that flex more than 45 degrees will be rejected.

No swung weapon may have more than 1/3 of its length unpadded for striking. The total unpadded section of a swung weapon may not be more than 30 unpadded inches total.

Illegal weapons include but are not limited to: flails, punch daggers, slings, ball & chain weapons, and blowguns. Any weapon with a flexible component or which strikes primarily with a punching motion of the arm rather than a swinging motion is forbidden.

Related Rules

Melee Weapons

Melee weapons are hand-held weapons used for close-range, personal combat.

Melee weapons are further divided into three sub-categories based on length:

Carrying a melee weapon in each hand is referred to as "dual wielding" or "two weapon fighting". Players may not carry a melee weapon in each hand at any time unless they have the appropriate skills needed to dual wield.

The damage a character deals with any melee weapon starts at 1. This can be increased by skills, consumables, spells and other similar effects that increase melee weapon damage. Melee weapons have a natural limit on how much damage they can deal.

When wielded by themselves melee weapons have a cap of 4 damage

While dual wielding your melee damage is capped at 2.

Wielding a shield in combat limits your melee damage to a cap of 2. Note that passive bucklers do not have this cap.

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