- --- In PCGenListFileHelp@yahoogroups.com, "Brass Tilde" <brasstilde@i.
> > > The wierd thing about the Bastard sword is that it's a onehanded
> > > weapon. If you try to use it one handed without the ExoticWeapon
> > > prof, you incure a -4 non-proficiency penalty.handed it
> > Not entirely correct: it is a two handed MARTIAL weapon. One
> > is Exotic. The Dwarven Waraxe is the same way - twohanded Martial,As Brass Tilde pointed out, the Bastard Sword (and the Dwarven Waraxe)
> > onehanded Exotic (except for Dwarves in 35e). I think it should be
> > WIELD:TwoHanded as that is how it is normally used by anyone
> > without EWP.
are One Handed weapons -- thus are listed under the One-Handed Exotic
weapons chart in the RSRD. If you do not have special training (Exotic
Weapon prof) you get a -4 non-proficiency penalty while wielding them
Even stranger is if you are a Wizard and don't have the Martial or
Exotic weapon feats, you can wield a Bastard Sword one handed and
still only take a -4 non-proficiency penalty.