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Master at Arms: Halberdier

Master at Arms: Halberdier

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The latest installment of the Master at Arms series from Blackdirge Publishing focuses on one of history's most popular polearms: the halberd. The halberdier, as his name suggests, is an expert in the use of the halberd, combining the weapon's awesome striking power with a clever bag of tactical tricks.

Whether alone or surrounded by his brothers in arms, the halberdier is a formidable opponent. He is an easy choice for players and DMs looking to create an effective and versatile polearm-wielding fighter.

Master at Arms - Halberdier includes 5 pages of OGL material, which includes the following:

  • A historical look at the halberd
  • Author's design notes
  • The halberd prestige class
  • Sir Rinard Whitehart, a baseborn peasant and halberdier elevated to knighthood for his bravery and skill at arms
  • A fabulous illustration by Jesse Mohn
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    Rob M. [Featured Reviewer]
    June 30th, 2007
    This 4 page PDF (7 with front & back cover & OGC declaration) details the Halberdier Prestige Class. The PDF includes a brief historical overview of the Halberd, including an interesting note that it was a single blow from a halberd that slew [...]
    Sean H. [Featured Reviewer]
    June 23rd, 2007
    Master of Arms: Halberdier is part of the Master of Arms series that brings historical fighting styles to D20 fantasy by Blackdirge Publishing/Skeleton Key Games written by Aeryn ?Blackdirge? Rudel. It is a seven-page product (five after cover and OGL [...]
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    This title was added to our catalog on June 08, 2007.