Topic: RAW: Why by a small weapon when there are spears?
I am currently preparing an equipment list for the weekend (I have three players that are ready to enter Scenic Dunnsmouth), and while I am at the weapons section I wonder why any "smart" player should ever buy a small weapon if he or she could buy a spear.
By RAW (Player Core Book)...
...a small weapon costs 10 sp and deals 1d6 damage
...a spear costs 5 sp ("half the cost"), deals 1d6 damage ("same damage"), is able to receive a charge ("added value") and may be used from the second rank ("another added value").
Okay, I cannot use a spear to cut ropes and I cannot break down doors with it, but that´s about it. Other than that, a spear is just a bit more awkward and perhaps harder to conceal. But the latter should only come into play if none of the PC wears armor and/or medium weapons (like swords, axes and maces), and parties that go that stealthy are rather rare.
My approach: I decided that a spear could break. Whenever the d20 comes up with a "20" in combat, the weapon breaks.
How do you see things?
Last edited by Gregorius21778 (2017-01-27 18:55:46)