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Message no. 1
From: David Herr <dherr@********.NET>
Subject: Re: quarterstaves
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 1995 18:34:51 EDT
>> Paul has it about right, maybe 3' of weapon gets you a point of reach...
>> though I don;t see why a quarterstave gets +2, maybe if you held it like a
>> baseball bat and swang it around your head.... or used it as a thrusting
>> weapon....
>Quarterstaves were usually used at their full length: you get a lot more
>momentum in the swing. If you hold it in the middle and bat the other guy
>with the end, you'll just make him angry: a full swing from an iron-bound
>staff would break bone.

Good point, but holding it around the center you get two or three times more hits,
it is usualy used as a combination of both!*
Also having an Iron bound quarterstaff is (nearly) pointless, it defeats much of
the staffs advantage, it's quickness! It does this because of the added weight. Also it
adds almost nothing to help the staff, although mettal has more durability a staff doesn't
need this. It is designed for quick sudden strikes! Also I feel that in the SR universe
it would be bound in titanium or some other stronger lighter (ceramic) substance.

*this is from some very limiter training in the oakenawan (sp?) style of staff fighting.

/David Herr /

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