"Black Dougal gasps 'Poison!' and falls to the floor. He looks dead."
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Why B/X Is My Favorite #6
6. Fighters are good with all weapons
This one is me basically saying I don't like weapon proficiencies. When using a system with weapon proficiencies, the Fighter is also given a list of weapons they are not good with. One of the balancing factors for high level Fighters vs high level magic-users is that the Fighter can use all of those magic weapons. If the magic weapon is of a type that the fighter in not proficient with he is kinda screwed.
Fighters don't get a lot (read any) special abilities in B/X. They don't even get the ability for multiple attacks against opponents with less than 1 HD. The only thing they get, and it's not even exclusive, is that they can use any weapon, armour and shields.