Christopher R Taylor Posted January 27, 2021 Report Share Posted January 27, 2021 One of my favorite TV shows of all time, and my favorite currently on is Forged In Fire. For those who haven't watched this show, its about blacksmiths, making weapons and having them tested by a panel of experts, including historians, martial artists, and expert blacksmiths. They make knives primarily, but really any non-black powder weapon can show up, from bows to broadswords. Watching that show has taught me a lot about the relative strengths and weaknesses, as well as the things that can go wrong with weapons and how easily they can be ruined. Its been enlightening for a Fantasy Hero writer to see the differences, sometimes subtle, in weapon designs. For example, a show involving a claymore had two go up against each other: one was light and flexible, the other strong and heavy. Each had its strengths in various testing, being better in some situations and worse in others. What kind of stuff have you learned for use in gaming from various sources? PS: Sabers are terrifying weapons. Cygnia and Christougher 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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