Weapons Capabilities and Combat Tables
Common Table Information
- Weapon Name
- This is a common name for the weapon. Many weapon types have an assortment of names,
depending on where and in what culture the type of weapon is used in. YT:BTM uses names
common to these weapons in sixteenth century England where applicable.
- This value is a relative value for comparing weapon reach - and therefor initiative - in
combat. It is approximately equal to the length of the weapon in feet.
- This value is the maximum distance, in feet, that a projectile weapon is effective in
- This value indicates the base number of attacks available to that weapon within the 20
second melee turn when wielded by a marginally trained fighter. This value is also
referred to as Weapon Speed. This value does not intend to reflect every swing,
thrust, feint or parry possible in the turn. It reflects, instead, only those actions that
deliberately and strongly intend to do harm or to block a similar attempt.
- Each of these columns indicates the base (percentage) chance to hit that Armor Class
with the listed weapon.
- Indicates the number and type of dice to roll to determine the number of points damage
done on a successful attack.
- Indicates the primary type of damage (for critical damage purposes) inflicted by the
- Bashers (B):
- Weapons doing primarily crushing or impact damage resulting in bruises, broken bones
- Cutters (C):
- Weapons doing primarily slashing or cutting damage resulting in lacerations and deep
- Piercers (P):
- Weapons doing primarily penetrative damage resulting in specific disabling of muscle and
- Piercer/Cutter (P/C):
- Specialized Polearms that do Piercing damage on the initial contact but resort to Cutter
damage from the edges of the blade thereafter.
- The weight, in pounds, of the weapon and it's scabbard (where applicable) for
determining encumbrance upon the character.
- For projectile weapons, the type of die used to roll for resolving bash
effects for qualifying attacks.
- For Natural weapons, an average Vigor value for use when one has not been calculated for
the beast in question.