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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #15 on: (13:40:42/09-01-17) »
Wow, thank you.  That compliment made my day...  I'm sure other people feel the same way about what makes the stereotypical ganger weapon something special.
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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #16 on: (20:39:30/09-01-17) »
Well, yeah, baseball bat has 'ganger' written all over it.  In fact, my only ganger character was a shaman (3e) with 'Dago Wolf' (somewhere between Wolf and Dog) as a totem; his favorite spell was 'Wrecker' (essentially Powerbolt, only vs. vehicles), for which he had a spellcasting focus - a baseball bat.  They called him 'Doorman' because one of the quirks of his magic was that the first stage of damage to the vehicle would result in at least one of its doors getting ripped off.

The Leathercoats was a great gang; they were kind of a 'social/neighborhood protection' gang; to join you had to be able to make at least a jacket (which they then sewed onto an armored jacket) out of the skins of animal threats you'd killed.  Most of them started out with devil rat jackets, but you could, of course, upgrade as you killed nastier threats.  While generally sentients like ghouls didn't count, Doorman had a longcoat made from the hide/pelt of a bandersnatch.
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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #17 on: (08:57:51/09-02-17) »
Metahuman.
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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #18 on: (15:33:12/09-11-17) »
@ tequila

You mean something like my assault troll character picking up one secguy, bashing another with him, then throwing the secguy at  the third secguy, through a cubicle wall? It worked , taking out all three secguys.
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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #19 on: (13:36:48/09-12-17) »
Pretty much.  ;D
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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #20 on: (21:27:39/09-13-17) »
I was flipping through the new Complete Trog book last night when I noticed a new weapon for our larger brethren. It's almost interesting enough to design a character around, especially if you're playing Prime Runner and can go to Availability 15 without picking up Restricted Gear.

The Osmium Mace's attributes vary depending on the strength of the character:

OSMIUM MACE
Accuracy - 3 if Strength 4 or lower
Accuracy - 4 if Strength 5 or 6
Accuracy - 5 if Strength 7 or higher

Damage - (STR+2)P if Strength 4 or lower
Damage - (STR+4)P if Strength 5 or 6
Damage - (STR+6)P if Strength 7 or higher !

Reach 2

AP -1

Availability 14R

Cost ¥5,500

Can you imagine one of these as a weapon focus? I can! Now I just have to decide what it looks like...

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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #21 on: (23:40:43/09-13-17) »
Just remember that when you are both a Mage and knocking tanks through other tanks, that means everyone doubles down on the part about geeking you first.
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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #22 on: (08:05:55/09-14-17) »
With the Troll's priority challenges the new "Aware" magic choice becomes a real boon.  If all you are looking for is astral perception and the ability to have a weapon focus you are good.  Again, with the troll taking A or B and attributes probably taking the other, you won't have a lot of nuyen for ware, gives you plenty of time post gen to buy up magic as you consume essence. 

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Re: Favorite and most stylish blunt weapons
« Reply #23 on: (12:34:30/10-22-17) »
Would have really loved a picture of the osmium mace. With a reach of 2 we can agree that it is a two handed weapon can we not.

Thinking about making a dwarf with high strength swinging around one of these monsters.