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Generic Club
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Generic Club
Group: Melee Weapon
Tech Level 0
Size 1,200.0 mm length
Weight 1,200.0 grams
Cost Cr5
Ammo None
Manufacturer Various
Generic Club

A Club is a solid striking weapon doing blunt damage. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Clubs are typically solid lengths of stick or bone that can be used in close combat. Clubs can be constructed with a specific function, or be gathered as improvised weapons, such as a chair leg. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 1,200mm. Weight: 1,200 grams. Base Price: Cr5.

Club vs. Cudgel[edit]

Functionally, the two words have considerable overlap in meaning and are often used as synonyms for one another. However, there are historic and etymological differences:

  • Cudgels are often much shorter than clubs and typically possess a weighted striking head.
  • Clubs are hefty sticks or poles, often longer than cudgels and often not possessing a weighted head. [3]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Clubs and cudgels are often among the first melee weapons used by TL-0 Proto-Sophonts. They are easily found in most environments as plant or animal byproducts. Even many TL’s into the future, they are still effective weapons in close combat. [4]

Selected Club Types[edit]

  1. TBD

References & contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak