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    Default Some new weapon properties, and one new weapon (3.5, PEACH)

    When making homebrew weapons, interesting weapon features are an asset. So here are three I came up with, and the weapon I came up with them for:

    1. Super-exotic. A weapon with this property is considered exotic for purposes of proficiency. It is, however, far rarer than most exotic weapons, and unless in an area where it is commonly used it is not available for sale in shops. It may, however, be crafted on commission at 5 times the normal price. (The masterwork price is multiplied in the same manner, but costs for a magic weapon are not.) A character crafting such a weapon for himself pays half the listed (normal) price, as though it were a regular exotic weapon, but the craft DC is 20 rather than 18.
    A character with the racial ability to treat a super-exotic weapon as martial may begin with such a weapon (or more than one if he so desires), using its normal price. Any other character must spend 5 times the normal price to begin with the weapon.
    If a projectile weapon has the super-exotic property, so does its ammunition (unless the ammunition is used for a weapon without the property as well.)

    2. Weak. A weapon with this property is usually extremely small, and has great difficulty dealing damage. A huge weapon with this property does 1d2 damage, which then proceeds to increase with size as normal (so the weapon does damage as a shuriken 2 sizes smaller). A small, medium, or large weapon with this property does only 1 damage.
    In addition, most forms of damage increase do not apply to the weapon. The weapon (if a melee or thrown weapon) grants no bonus damage from a high Strength score, and cannot deal critical hits. If made into a magical weapon, it gains bonuses to the attack roll as normal, but no bonuses to its damage. It cannot do any type of precision damage, including critical hits. It also cannot gain any property that allows it to do ability damage (such as the Wounding property) or untyped bonus damage (such as the Merciful property). It can gain elemental damage effects (such as Flaming or Frost) but always does minimum damage with the resulting bonus dice. It can also gain alignment-based damage-granting effects (such as Holy or Anarchic), but the bonus damage applies only against targets with a subtype opposed to the weapon (so a weak Holy weapon would do 2d6 bonus damage against demons, but not against most evil creatures.) Weapons with this property are usually used for poison delivery.

    3. Quick. A weapon with this property is extremely quick to use. It is a move action to attack with such a weapon, and a character making a full attack with it is entitled with one bonus attack; this stacks with all similar effects. If a projectile weapon, reloading the weapon is a free action. For balance reasons, any weapon with this property should also have a substantial liability, such as the Weak property.

    And now for the weapon: Blowgun (this replaces the version in the DMG). A blowgun is a Super-Exotic Weak Quick weapon, with a cost of 1gp and 1gp for 20 needles (before the multiplier for a Super-Exotic weapon). It has a range increment of 10', and a weight of 2 lbs. (The needles have no significant weight).
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    Default Re: Some new weapon properties, and one new weapon (3.5, PEACH)

    Hmmm. Interesting properties, but wasn't something akin to "quick" covered in the Dmg and "Weak" in complete warrior?

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    Quick is actually a rather bad property, except in 4e: you can't trade your standard for a move, you can't use the standard now to attack, so you're stuck in place, without movement, and unable to do much else.

    Also, what does super exotic do/give you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracon.AO View Post
    Hmmm. Interesting properties, but wasn't something akin to "quick" covered in the Dmg and "Weak" in complete warrior?
    Nothing akin to "quick" was covered in the DMG; there are Speed weapons, but that's a magical property that does not stack with Haste, while this is a natural property of the weapon that stacks with Haste or Speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by SamBurke View Post
    Quick is actually a rather bad property, except in 4e: you can't trade your standard for a move, you can't use the standard now to attack, so you're stuck in place, without movement, and unable to do much else.
    Unless you're using your standard action for something else (e.g. drinking a potion or poisoning the weapon). And of course the bonus attack whenever making a full attack can be useful, especially for ranged weapons (where you don't have to start your turn based in order to make a full attack.)

    Also, what does super exotic do/give you?
    It's a liability; it would be put on weapons that have features that would otherwise make them too powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamBurke View Post
    Quick is actually a rather bad property, except in 4e: you can't trade your standard for a move, you can't use the standard now to attack, so you're stuck in place, without movement, and unable to do much else.
    What are you talking about? You can trade a standard action down to a move. You just can't trade down to a swift.
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    Default Re: Some new weapon properties, and one new weapon (3.5, PEACH)

    Of course, there isn't much point in being able to use a move instead of a standard if you're going to trade your standard down to a move anyway. The advantage really arises, as I said, when you have some other use for a standard action, or for the bonus attack in a full attack.
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    Gishes are going to love them some quick weapons. True Strike! *stab*.
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    Default Re: Some new weapon properties, and one new weapon (3.5, PEACH)

    Good point. Of course, such weapons tend to be limited in other ways, but even if it's just for poison delivery that can be pretty decent.
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