Cudgel

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Generic Cudgel
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Generic Cudgel
Group: Melee Weapon
Tech Level 0
Size 1,000.0 mm length
Weight 1,000.0 grams
Cost Cr10
Ammo None
Manufacturer Various
Generic Cudgel

A Cudgel (1,000 grams; Cr10; TL-0) is a basic stick used as a weapon. [1]

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

They are easily obtained from standing trees or through the use of an unloaded long gun such as a rifle or carbine (laser weapons are often too delicate to be used as cudgels).

Specifically weaponized cudgels are often known as “Maces” or “Morning Stars.” [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 1,000 to 2,000mm. Weight: 1,000 to 2,000 grams. Base Price: Cr10. [3]

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. [4]

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. [5]

Selected Cudgel Types[edit]

  1. TL-0 Cudgel

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), 38.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  5. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak