July 2015 Blog Carnival: Weapons of Legend

Weapons of Legend

They are unique, mythic, and transcend the mere ordinary, they are . . .

Weapons of Legend

and they are also the topic for this month’s RPG Blog Carnival.

When someone speaks of a legendary weapon most folks immediately go to those that have been called out in stories for centuries or popularized in the novels and movies of today. Some examples would include:

To most that’s all there is to it but there is another category that is just as interesting. These are the weapons that are legendary not because they have some mystical power, no they are legendary because of who used them or for what they were used for. Weapons that would fall into this category would be ones such as:

  • The rifle used to assassinate John F. Kennedy
  • The pistols used by Billy the Kid
  • La Tizona the sword of El Cid
  • The Mourning Sword worn by George Washington to funerals

rpgblogcarnivallogoSo for this month’s submission to the Blog Carnival please share a Weapon of Legend. Feel free to include one from either category (or both!), maybe share the story that created the legend, or a story of the weapon being used. There topic is pretty open and let’s face it, wielding one these weapons is something that many would dream about, after-all, who wouldn’t want to swing The Vorpal Sword at least once?

Be sure to include a link back to this post in your article, or stop by and add a comment with a link to your post.

Looking forward to seeing the arsenal that is assembled.

May your dice roll well!

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30 Responses to July 2015 Blog Carnival: Weapons of Legend

  1. timsbrannan says:

    Sounds awesome. I am sure I can find something to talk about.

  2. An old post, but some ‘seed’ material with a few more historic legendary weapons:


    I’ll cobble together an entry or two soon….

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  5. For last month’s carnival, I started creating a 5th edition setting. Today, I added two Weapons of Legend appropriate to the setting: The Jawbone of Maui and Tokotoko-tai (Longstaff of the Sea), two weapons from Polynesian legends. They may not be as well known in Western culture as Excalibur or Oswald’s Rifle (which was an artifact in a Scion game I played in, once upon a time), but the Jawbone and Tokotoko-tai are at the center of awesome stories, and a fun showcase for the 5e Legacy weapon rules I’m working on.


    Thanks for hosting! This is a fun topic.


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  7. Thanks for hosting, Scot. Here’s my submission for this month’s carnival. This theme is awesome, I can’t wait to read all the entries. http://worldbuilderblog.me/2015/07/14/the-real-swords-of-findalay/

  8. Here is one from some time back, hope to have another to add soon: https://seaofstarsrpg.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/the-legend-of-betrayals-tear/

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  10. Hi Scott, thanks for hosting – here’s my thought experiment on three outcomes for one blade….


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  12. Philmagpie says:

    Hi Scot,

    Thanks for hosting, and a great theme.

    I cheated a little, as I created a legendary bow which could fit both the Weapons of Legend AND the Summerland themes:


    It made a change to be writing about a mighty bow rather than another sword.

    All the best

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  14. Canageek says:

    I have written my first blog post in almost a year for this: RPG Blog Carnival: Weapons of Legend: Gretzky’s Staff | Ruminations of a Canadian Geek at https://canageek.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/rpg-blog-carnival-weapons-of-legend-gretzkys-staff/
    My girlfriend also wrote one that I’ll be hosting (on a Homestuck weapon) so you’ll see a pingback from that as well.

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  16. Weapons of Legend are a big part of the LARP that I run, so I’ve talked a bit about how we’ve used them, and comparable techniques for tabletop use.


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