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Monk Weapons

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What weapons are monks allowed?

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Snoring Rock wrote:What weapons are monks allowed?
Page 22 of the PHB (4th and 5th printing):
PRIME ATTRIBUTE: Constitution HIT DIE: d12
ALIGNMENT: Any
WEAPONS: Aclis, blowpipe, bola, bows, brass knuckles, cat-o-nine- tails, cestus, cleaver, club, dagger, dart, dirk, falchion, hafted hook, hand axe, hatchet, hook-sword, javelin, katar, knife, light flail, light mace, nine-ring broadsword, pole arms, rock, sap, sickle, scimitar, scythe, sling, spear, spiked gauntlet, staff, whip
ARMOR: None
ABILITIES: Fast movement, hand-to-hand combat, iron body, stun attack, deflect missiles, iron fists, slow fall, feign death, fast healing, iron mind, death strike
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I've always questioned the monk weapon list. In many eastern martial arts, use of straight swords or sabers were very common. 9 ring sword ok but broad/long not??? Makes no sense.

Of course this is an artifact of the entire gaming classification system where swords were divided into long, broad, scimitar, falchion, bastard, 2 handed.

I've always considered using short(1d6), single handed/arming sword (1d8), long sword (historical definition/game version is bastard sword) 1d10 used 2 handed, 2 handed (big ones) 2d6 to capture the range of swords.

Both Chinese and Japanese cultures had very large swords that would be classified as 2 handers as well. I am considering expanding monk weapon list to capture this more historical view.

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