Adventurer Essentials: Bastard Sword

by Skortched Urf' Studios

Skortched Urf' Studios



Tags: d20/OGL equipment fantasy

Adventurer Essentials: Bastard Sword

Welcome to the latest installment of our 'Adventurer Essentials' line of products! As always we take one classic, workhorse, item common among adventurers everywhere and expands and explores the item. Not everyone carries the rugged hand and a half sword but you can be darned sure the warriors in the party have laid hands on one during their careers if they haven't got one currently strapped on. The Bastard Sword Also known as the hand and a half sword, the bastard sword is the generic name for a large number of straight bladed European swords used with either one hand or two. They were used in virtually all Western European countries after 1000 AD, up until well into the 1500s. The bastard sword is the 'bastard' version of a long sword and two-handed sword, using properties of both. Included in this 49 page PDF are tons of information on this staple of a Adventurer's arsenal! Chapter 1: Introduction Story: Tobin and the Knight The Bastard Sword Weapon Variants Special Materials Bastard Sword Accessories Chapter 2: Fighting and Feats Tobin and the Hand and a Half Sword Finger Control Feats Chapter 3: Hand and a Half Classes Those of the Blade Hybrid Barbarian Knight The Knightly Steed The Ten Commandments of the Code of Chivalry Hand and a Half Master Chapter 4: Magic Revisit the Firestarter Spells Magic Items New Melee Weapon Special Abilities Fifty Four Magical Bastard Swords Six Psionic Bastard Swords Hand and a Half Artifacts Chapter 5: Gods, Monsters and Mortals The Firestarter Deities of the Bastard Sword Cabron of the Blade Monsters Sword Mimic NPCs Torg Stall - Classic Fighter Linda Tin - Multi Attack Fighter Garth Neverend - Two-Weapon Thrower Tobin Mephisto, Storyteller Tanya - WhirlWind Paladin/Samurai/Fighter Sir Cyfin Hawk - Knight Hand and a Half Help