Dec 25, 2013

Petards Stuffed in Cows: A Necrocarcerus Armoury

Here's an extraction of the weapon expertise, feat and training rules, and the weapon tables from the Necrocarcerus house rule document. Parts of this are inspired by Courtney Campbell's Numenhalla weapons tables, as well as the BECMI weapon mastery rules. It is meant to be compatible with Swords and Wizardry Complete. All costs are in obols, the Necrocarcerus equivalent of gold pieces.

Weapon Feats

Each level beyond Proficient provides a cumulative +2 to hit and on damage rolls. Characters using a weapon they are unskilled with deal 1d4 points of damage on a successful hit.

Weapon
Proficient
Skilled
Expert
Master
Broadsword
1d8
Deflect
Bleed
Keen
Claymore
2d6
Disarm
Deflect
Vicious
Club
1d6
Delay
Stun
Knockout
Composite Bow
1d8
Skewer
Vicious
Swift
Crossbow
2d6
Delay
Stagger
Skewer
Dirk
1d4
Swift
Bleed
Keen
Falchion
1d6
Bleed
Keen
Vicious
Francisca
1d6
Delay
Stagger
Swift
Halberd
2d6
Trip
Skewer
Vicious
Lance
1d8
Delay
Skewer
Vicious
Long Bow
1d8
Swift
Skewer
Keen
Maul
2d6
Stagger
Stun
Knockout
Musket
2d6
Stagger
Delay
Stun
Pistol
1d6
Delay
Stagger
Vicious
Quarterstaff
1d8
Trip
Deflect
Swift
Rapier
1d8
Deflect
Disarm
Riposte
Sling
1d6
Stagger
Stun
Knockout
Spear
1d8
Delay
Skewer
Keen
Sparr Axe
1d8
Bleed
Delay
Vicious
Thrown Knife
1d4
Swift
Bleed
Skewer
Warhammer
1d8
Deflect
Delay
Knockout
























Expertise Feats

Bleed – Target suffers 1 HP damage / round until they save.
Deflect – Wielder may save to negate one attack / round
Delay – Save or lose initiative next round
Disarm – Save or lose weapon
Keen – Critical hit on natural 19 or 20
Knockout – Save or fall unconscious
Riposte – Wielder may save to counterattack immediately
Skewer – Next round target takes the same damage again
Stagger – Save or can’t move for one round
Stun – Save or can’t attack / cast spells for one round
Swift – Wielder makes two attacks / round on one target
Trip – Save or fall over
Vicious – Wielder rerolls damage, takes higher result

Training Costs for Weapon Expertise

Level
Cost for Training
Training Time
Untrained
0
None
Proficient
1,000
1 week
Skilled
5,000
1 month
Expert
10,000
3 months
Master
20,000
6 months.








Melee Weapons

Weapon
Cost
Wt.
Special
Hands
Broadsword
50
1.5kg
-
1H
Claymore
100
3kg
-
2H
Club
5
0.5kg
Light
1H
Dirk
2
0.5kg
Light
1H
Falchion
50
1kg
Light
1H
Halberd
50
4kg
Reach
2H
Lance
50
2.5kg
-
1H
Maul
100
5kg
-
2H
Quarterstaff
2
1.5kg
Reach
2H
Rapier
50
1kg
-
1H
Spear
5
2kg
Reach
1H
Sparr Axe
50
2kg
-
1H
Warhammer
50
2.5kg
-
1H

Ranged Weapons

Weapon
Cost
Wt.
Rng.
RoF
Special
Composite Bow
100
2kg
100m
1/1

Crossbow
50
3kg
75m
1/2

Francisca
5
0.5kg
10m
2/1
Light
Long Bow
100
3kg
100m
1/1

Musket
100
4.5kg
40m
1/2

Pistol
50
1.5kg
10m
1/2
Light
Sling
2
0.25kg
100m
1/1

Spear
5
2kg
10m
1/1
Reach
Thrown Knife
2
0.25kg
10m
2/1
Light

RoF is number of shots / round. e.g. 1/2 is one shot every other round. 2/1 is two attacks per round.

Other Weapons

Other weapons than the ones listed above cannot be mastered. All characters are proficient in using them.

Weapon
Cost
Damage
Wt.
Rng.
Special
Bolas
2
1d4
0.5kg
 10m
Entangles
Blowgun
2
1d4
1kg
10m

Blunderbuss
100
2d6
4.5kg
20m
Cone
Flamethrower
250
2d6
30kg
20m
Burns, Cone
Grenades
10
2d6
0.5kg
10m
Explodes
Holy Water
10
2d6
0.1kg
10m
Burns
Net
5
-
3kg
5m
Entangles
Petard
50
4d10
3kg
-
Explodes
Petrol Bomb
5
1d8
0.5kg
10m
Explodes, Burns
Whip
10
1d4
1kg
-
Entangles, Reach

Ammunition

Type (# of shots)
Cost
Weight
For
Arrows (10)
3
1kg
Bows
Bolts (10)
5
1.5kg
Crossbows
Gasoline (5)
25
5kg
Flamethrowers
Shot & Powder (10)
10
2kg
Guns
Slingstones (10)
1
1.5kg
Sling

Weapon Qualities

Burns - Target suffers 1d6 automatic damage / round until they save
Cone - May attack up to three side-by-side targets simultaneously
Entangles - Target must save or become helpless
Explodes - Everyone within (# of damage dice x 2)m is hit. Save for half
Light – Can be wielded in off-hand
Reach – Can attack from behind someone else