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Old 03-26-2019, 11:31 PM   #41
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On the other hand, Dwarves sometimes fight above ground, and short thrusting weapons are of less utility there, and Dwarven stature makes long thrusting weapons doubtful against larger folk. So that might be one reason for axes (though it would be just as good a reason for a short stabbing sword).
An axe can have a butt spike and underground fighting requires tunneling and doorbreaking.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:52 AM   #42
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An axe can have a butt spike and underground fighting requires tunneling and doorbreaking.
In one Pathfinder 2 playtest session one of our Dwarves (who coincidentally did have a Scottish accent) got swallowed whole by an plesosaur-looking thing used the spike on the back of his axe to help him climb back up its' throat.
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