Cheat Sheet for Tags

A quick cheat sheet for the Tags of Weapons and Armour

All Weapons
Tag Effect
Bashing Do bashing damage on decisive attacks
Lethal Do lethal damage on decisive attacks
Melee, page 585ff
Tag Effect
Balanced Get a bonus overwhelming +1
Brawl Can use with brawl
Chopping Make a special “copping” attack: cost -1 defense, -1i: withering + 3 dmg; decisive -2 hardness
Disarming Weapon has a bonus to disarm gambit: -1 difficulty, -1 cost
Flexible Ignore defense bonus for full defense
Improvised Use with brawl OR melee, -1i penalty with ALL attacks
Grappling Weapon is allowed to make grappling attacks
Martial Arts Weapon use ONLY martial arts
Melee Weapon use ONLY melee
Natural cannot be disarmed, always readied in one round
Piercing Make special piercing attack: cost -1 defense, -1i: withering only, -4 Armour Soak
Reaching negate advantages of mounted combat (see page 202)
Shield Can make a full defense in a flurry, as long as it is not an attack, -2 damage if it is a weapon
Smashing Make a special smash attack: cose -1defense, -2i; knock target prone or back one range band
Thrown Weapon can be thrown
Two Handed Use both hands, +2 bonus for clash attacks
Worn Weapon counts as natural
Thrown, page 588ff

Range Bands

Close Short Medium Long Extreme(only with charms)
+4 +3 +2 -1 -3
Tag Effect
Concealable Hide it with a Larceny roll (difficulty 1)
Cutting Can cut ropes etc. with a thrown attack
Mounted Can be used while mounted
Poisonable can be poisoned, see page 232
Subtle does NO damage, only poison applies
Archery, page 590ff

Range Bands

Close Short Medium Long Extreme(only with charms)
-2 +4 +2 +/-0 -2
Tag Effect
Crossbow no strength bonus, but a flat +4 applies on withering attacks for damage
Flame same as “Crossbow”, and accuracy +0 on close range, set things on fire
One Handed clear
Powerful At close range, does damage like a heavy weapon
Slow Reloading needs an action, which can be used in a flurry
Armour, page 593ff
Tag Effect
Buoyant No mobility penalty for swimming
Silent No penalty for silent movement
Non Magical Material
Tag Effect
Chiaroscuro Glass Needs no care
Feathersteel Needs no care, lighter, gain silent tag
Ironwoog Gain buoyant tag

Cheat Sheet for Tags

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