Foil

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Generic Foil or Rapier
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Generic Foil or Rapier
Group: Melee Weapon
Tech Level 3
Size 800.0 mm length
Weight 500.0 grams
Cost Cr100
Ammo None
Manufacturer Various
Generic Foil or Rapier

The Foil (500 grams; Cr100; TL-3), also known as the rapier, is a light, sword-like weapon. [1]

  • It is particularly known for stabbing or impaling damage although edged variants exist capable of inflicting slashing or cutting damage.
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

Because of the bulk of the handguard, it is generally carried in a belt scabbard. It has a pointed, edged blade 800mm in length, and a basket or cup hilt to protect the hand. Foils are typically worn in scabbards attached to the belt. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 800mm. Weight: 500.0 grams. Base Price: Cr100.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

As sophont civilizations develop early material technologies, the broadsword is a natural development of edged weapons. Typically, sophonts learn how to construct the knife or dagger, progress to the sword, which culminates in the broad sword or rapier.

When the first Archaic Firearms are developed, edged weapons remain useful, but by the time of modern firearms around the TL:4-6 epoch, older melee weapons tend to be relegated to being back-up weapons. [3]

Selected Foil & Rapier Types[edit]

  1. TL-3 Foil
  2. TL-3 Rapier

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 An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak