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Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Tavern Chat Podcast - Episode #46 - Poking Around the AD&D 1e UA - Polearms

It's going to be a hot one today with temperatures knocking on 100 degrees here in NYC. So, its a perfect day to look at polearms ;)
Ah yes, polearms. Often misunderstood and truthfully, rarely used in game, polearms get a special treatment in the AD&D 1e Unearthed Arcana. Why?
Link to Episode #46https://anchor.fm/tavernchat/episodes/Episode-46---Poking-Around-the-ADD-1e-UA---Polearms-e1o2l3

Link to the blog post on Spontaneous Gaming


  1. Gary was obsessed with *%&#@ polearms, lol! I was using a 16' tree trimmer this morning, and the thing wobbled and was unwieldy in the extreme. I can't name one heroic fantasy character who used one! In the section's defense, I'd guess that was the #1 request in 1e days from players - 'what's the difference between all these frickin' polearms?!' I know we talked about it (before buying longswords).

  2. we used them ten foot poles, only able to bash open potentially trapped treasure boxes, trip traps while keeping 10+ foot distance, etc.


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