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Masters of Arms (2002)

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Year: 2002
Soft Cover
Product Code: 2WS1100
ISBN-10: 0971839700
96 pages
Size: Letter
0.40 pounds
English
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From the Back Cover

It's all about hitting things, even the flavor text.

This book provides a complete weapons-based martial arts system for practically every weapon in the game and a few things you wouldn't even recognize as weapons (like an immovable rod). Masters of Arms includes over 300 special maneuvers, spread across more than 30 classes.

Masters of Arms focuses on unusual weapons and those who master them. Combination maneuvers give you many different ways to devastate things and defensive maneuvers give you something to do while the monsters try to eat you. All he classes are designed with maximum flexibility and customizability in minad and most of their special abilities can double as new feats, so that those who don't wish to specialize in a prestige class can still expand their library of actions. For gamemasters, the Alpha Beast provides a convenient way to upgrade a monster for close in fighting, whether using claws or teeth or tentacles. And the telekinesis master can make fighting demons a very different experience.

In addition Masters of Arms includes a combination maneuver construction system. For those gamemasters, players, and designers willing to risk their sanity, the construction system can work quite nicely but Second World Simulations will not compensate you for Mental anguish or possible psychiatric bills.

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Partial Contents
Here's a list of the masters of arms included in the book:
Alpha Beast
Axe Power Fighting Master
Bashing Master
Blinking Master
Bow Master
Cloak Fighting Master
Club Master
Crossbow Master
Dagger Master
Double-Pick Master
Dual Sai Master
Dual Swords Master
Flail Master
Glaive Master
Greatsword Master
Immovable Rod Master
Improvised Weapon Master
Kusarigama Master
Longspear Master
Net Master
Precision Sword Master
Quarterstaff Master
Ranseur Master
Rapier Master
Rod of Lordly Might Master
Scimitar Master
Scythe Master
Spiked Chain Master
Sword and Dagger Master
Sword and Shield Master
Telekinesis Master
Tensile Mercury Weapon Master
Three Piece Staff Master
Throwing Hammer Master
Trident Master
Two Axe Fighting Master

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