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Hello Buster. I love Dungeons & Dragons, though I haven't played in years, not since the kids moved to town. Kinda hard to play with just two, especially when computer games are the main competition. Tried playing over the phone but it didn't really work out that well. I still use many of the little background rules in making some of the decisions in my story, such as how long it takes to travel somewhere. That's really a handy little table.
Magic - I totally love playing with different rules and making myself obey them.
I also love magic, supernatural, sophisticated horrors which involved extreme scenes. By the way, i would like to find out from you how far we are supposed to travel while creating worst horrors with extremely graphic scenes, too shocking.
I may not be the one to ask this, but horror is very fast paced. Minutes are what are being counted, so distances would be very short.
I didn't know you liked the stickey-poke stuff, a.k.a. sword-n-shield! Awesome!!!!
I don't know if you know about a medieval recreationist group called the Society for Creative Anachronism. They have chapters all over the world, including in your area. To them, you are in the Kingdom of the West, in the Principality of Oertha. Here's a link to their page and, if you contact them, they may give you some great ideas for weaponry that you may not know about - http://oertha.westkingdom.org/History/history.html . I would suggest to anyone interested in weaponry of the medieval era that they contact their local SCA chapter to get tons of information that is historically accurate, along with having some fun, too. SCA members, the Knights especially, are very serious about what they do, oftentimes able to lead you to primary documentation for great details on things, which may add even more color and depth to your tales - which I think are awesome, by the way.
I'm sure you've got tons of sources, but I thought I'd just share this one with you. They are an educational group that is internationally sanctioned, so they LOVE to share their knowledge with mundanes (non-SCA folk). Just be warned that they don't deal in fiction or D&D things - they're historical and serious about what they do, but also very accessible and helpful.
Thanks so much, Mariah. I'll have to check out that link. I, of course, write fiction, and I use a lot of D&D information, but I like my weapons to be as accurate as possible.
I'll bet that you'd like those fight scenes to be kind of fun, too, Anna. If the Knights of the West Kingdom are as fun and "into it" as the Knights here in Atenveldt, I'm sure they'll fill you in on what it feels like to wield a sword - or polearm, battleaxe, short-sword, or any number of fun things. They are a font of knowledge. Have fun! :)