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PostSubject: Spears   Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:08 am

So those Haven spears were freaking awesome at War. Post your opinions on the most effective use and construction of the spear in Dag.

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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:15 am

In my experience, the spear is most effective when used in a stabbing manner.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:23 am

Barca wrote:
In my experience, the spear is most effective when used in a stabbing manner.
Indeed.

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Thank you, Barca.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:30 pm

light spear = effective spear

and our spears are light for how long they are. also i admit that i wasn't crazy about the color scheme but after seeing them in war and hearing others say how intimidating it is to have all of them match, it has grown on me.

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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:09 pm

I know I'm not a foamsmith, but I did want to voice my opinion anyway, so... ^.^;
I thought they looked silly at first. And then when they were on the field, I thought they looked absolutely awesome, because they were so easily distinguishable from everyone else's spears. Not only that, but I think there were more Haven spears on the field than any other. Even people who weren't members of Haven were wielding them-- and if they weren't wielding them, they were dying by them repeatedly.

In short, I loved the spears, and I'm proud of all you guys for pumping out 6 or 7 of them in the span of just a few days. (:

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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:28 pm

They sucked. one of them might possibly still have my man-hood attached to it....


They were awesome. The heads looked abit large, but that seemed ot aide in thier stability.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:29 pm

i think i only died once all war to a spear, dam little cheap shots lol, but yeah good job guys
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:03 pm

They need names. things in mythology often come in sets of 3, 7, and 9. Thus I think we need to name them after the nine different (something awesome)'s or the three (something awesome)'s and the seven (something awesome)'s
Does anyone know of any sets of cool mythological things that come in sets of 3's, 7's or 9's?
for example, the nine riders, the fellowship of the nine, the nine worlds in Norse cosmology, the nine planets, the seven days, etc.
personally, I'm leaning towards nine, because there's a good chance that one of the cores will end up being something else.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:29 am

The nine Gods of olympus. Then find something else to be the godesses.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:45 pm

It has no relevance to Dag, but I kind of like the names of the nine homeworlds of the loyal space marines in 40k:
Baal, Caliban, Fenris, Terra, Macragge, Mundus Planus, Medusa, Nocturne, and Deliverence
Honestly, those might be too cheesy, but I'm not sure I want the theme of our names to be completely obvious.

Also, the Ringwraiths probably won't work, as only 2 have canon names.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:52 pm

Make names up. Give every spear a meaningful name all to itself, and then collectively call those the Nine Something-Or-Other.
For example: Deliverence, Absolution, Justice, Vindication, etc. etc. Come up with nine of them and collectively call them something badass.
Just an idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:33 pm

We could call them the Hands of Fate, for their reach is long and they forever change the lives of those they touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:39 pm

i vote we incorporate the names of the owners into each spear name

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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:13 am

I like all of these ideas Smile
At some point in the future, I would like to make a set of large matching haven shields to go with them, in which case the god/goddess pairing or something similar would be awesome.
I like the imagery of "hands of fate" Something about nine hands seems a little off, but I like where that idea is going. I wouldn't want them to seem evil, so the Nazgul wouldn't make a good nameset anyway. I've just noticed that Tolkien often has things in sets of nine. I think names related to their original owners is definitely the way to go. I like the idea of naming them after gods or titans, or abstract concepts like justice, deliverance, etc. Maybe the theme shouldn't be too obvious, but I do think the names ought to relate to each other in some way.
I think the 40k space marine names are great starting points, since they each have roots in exactly the kind of folklore and mythology that I'm talking about.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:39 am

some ideas for the spears:
Deliverance, Absolution, Justice, Vindication, Vigilance, Fortitude, Valor, Conquest

And for the shields (if and when):
Freedom, Beauty, Truth, Love, Mercy, Joy, Hope, Grace, Peace
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:44 am

dibs on fortitude

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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:13 pm

dibs on Justice
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:12 pm

dibs on raping all your spears then getting kicked from the field for it xD
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:28 pm

Some of the names for the shields seem a bit cheesy to me. Perhaps if they were translated into some other language it might sound cooler.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:36 pm

Yeah, we should get some Freelang dictionaries for obscure languages, and pick some cool words, we can name all of our spears in Tongan, or Phoenician, or Norse, etc


http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/index.php#liste
Here's their full list of free dictionaries
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:53 pm

Dibs Vindication.
I am so calling my spear vindication.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Mon May 03, 2010 8:33 pm

-BUMP-
Also
nine possible shield names:

Benevolence, Charity, Clemency, Grace, Felicity, Serendipity, Sanctitude, Salvation, Redemption
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Quoth the Angus:
Quote :


some ideas for the spears:
Deliverance, Absolution, Justice, Vindication, Vigilance, Fortitude, Valor, Conquest

Which I love, but there are only eight. How many spears do we have?
Also possible shield names, switching from noun to adjective
Benevolent, Graceful, Serendipitous, Sanctified, Redeeming, Felicitous, etc.

Note: Edited to avoid double-posting
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:33 am

Necro...

Those spears need a serious touching up before War (or wherever we end up going). They need head inspections, reinforcement, new haft padding, and all of them need new covers.

One option is to put shield hooks on them too.

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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:57 pm

I kinda like using spears that are about 6-8" long, wielded with two hands and a foot, and are used for launching grenades, but that's just my opinion. Also, i would probably name one of our spears Jimmy so that our enemies can die laughing.
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PostSubject: Re: Spears   Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:46 pm

wow, what a great audience...

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