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Old 09-26-2018, 11:45 PM   #20
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Default Re: Hockeystaff as a weapon

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Originally Posted by malloyd View Post
Crushing weapons have always been able to cause bleeding. I think gamers persistent delusion about this dates all the way back to the excuse for D&D cleric weapon choices and the story of about Archbishop Turpin not wanting to shed blood, though in the actual Song of Roland he seems fine with using a lance and cleaving shields in twain.

The back of a shinty stick or a hurley stick is narrow enough to be equivalent to being hit by the corner of a block of wood, easily concentrated enough to open a bleeding wound. Yes, it won't be cutting damage, but I didn't claim that. :)
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