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Slash, Stab, Hack, Repeat!

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Slash, Stab, Hack, Repeat! offers 19 new weapon rules / properties for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. 

The goals of the product are to:

  • Give players meaningful choices to make regarding which weapons they wield
  • To introduce a touch more realism to combat 
  • Keep things balanced and fast paced
  • Make combat more fun!

Properties like charge, handy, long, parry, riposte, savage and sneaky offer situational advantages to melee weapon wielders, and offer genuine choices to players.

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About the Author

Duncan Rhodes is the blogger behind Hipsters & Dragons ( and also best-selling DMs Guild author of Esquiel's Guide to Magic Weapons, The Gleaming Cloud Citadel, and The White Scorpions Assassins Guild. He enjoys playing with the mechanics of D&D, and creating small compatible "add ons" such as this table for Critical Misses


V2.0... title changed to the less incendiary Slash, Stab, Hack, Repeat. Piercing weapons now automatically do 3 x damage dice on a crit (instead of 50% of doing so). War pick's savage property reduced for balance. Javelin given charge property, which was a missing oversight. 

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Poe G September 13, 2020 5:50 pm UTC
As someone who runs their game with the belief that the rules are "...more like guidelines anyway...", these definitely add to the "rule of cool." I have incorporated a couple of these into my game with loved results, but I used them more like attributes to magic weapons, that the player gets after attuning to it.

Keep up the great ideas, and remember... opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one, and some are smelly. lol
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Bryan H November 25, 2019 2:32 am UTC
At first look, I can see what the author is trying to do and I applaud the attempt. However, the way they implemented damage type benefits puts in needless book keeping that will slow your game down immensely (Bludgeoning weapons that miss by only 1, still hit but only with half damage while piercing weapons on a crit have you roll a d6, dealing 3x damage 50% of the time)

As far as weapon properties are concerned, they're not 5e standard. Charge puts a -4 penalty as opposed to disadvantage, long gives all the benefits of a lance with none of the penalties, parry lets you use your reaction to up your defense (but only if you have a high dex)... the list goes on.

If you're fine with some non 5e decisions, then this might be fine with your table.
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Duncan R November 25, 2019 1:32 pm UTC
Hi Bryan, thanks for taking the time to comment.

In response: the bludgeoning property will only slow down the game as much as hitting 5% more often, instead of missing, slows the game down. It's no slower than an ordinary hit.

The piercing property does slow down crits, but they are pretty rare by nature, and usually the game slows at this point anyway to get out the old Lingering Injuries table from the DMG.

So to say that these rules will slow down the game "immensely" is inaccurate. They will slow it down fractionally. But that's the point. This supplement is for people who would rather trade a bit less speed for a bit more crunch. Which is not everyone, but I'm sure there are many like me who do want this.

Long borrows a mechanic from Polearm Master feat and is 5e standard therefore. Parry is a weaker version of Defensive Duelist, again a standard 5e mechanic.

Charge I felt needed to be different to what's already there, although...See more
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Duncan R November 25, 2019 1:50 pm UTC
Ps. regarding the Piercing weapons buff, it's not actually disproportionate to make Piercing crits 3 x damage dice automatically (removing the 50/50 chance I included). That basically means it's the same speed more or less as currently. The reason I didn't do this is because some people play max damage for crits and I didn't want to OP this. I may have been too cautious here...
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Duncan R November 25, 2019 6:53 pm UTC
I just uploaded a V2.0 that amends this. Now neither the bludgeoning nor piercing properties should slow down play in the slightest.
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