Anstarra uses padded weapons that feel and behave, to some degree, like actual swords. To that goal, weapons that are much lighter than real swords are discouraged slightly, by adding 6 to their Weapon Point cost.
A weapon is considered a light weapon if it is more than 30 inches long and meets any of the following criteria:
1) It weighs less than 1 ounce per 3 inches of length.
2) The balance point is less than one-third of the distance from the butt of the pommel to the tip of the blade.
|To determine the balance point, hold one hand face up and place the sword on your hand such that it doesn't fall to either side. The balance point is where the middle of your hand touches the sword.|