
Weapon Cost Overview
Daggers / Swords / Axes
1 point per 3 inches
(first 18" are free)
Spears (thrust only)
1 point per 6 inches
(first 18" are free)
PoleArms
1 point per 3 inches
(first 27" are free)
Bows
10 points
Shields
1 point per 6 inch perimeter
(first 24" are free)
Armor
4 points per body area




Weapons and Armor
Anstarra uses fullcontact boffer swords and arrows. You have three options for weapons at our events:
 Build a sword with a PVC core (instructions).
 Use an 'ultralight' sword, such as from ActionFlex.
 Build a sword with a fiberglass core (instructions coming soon).
 Borrow one from us.
Fighter Points
Each character purchases Fighter Points (FP) that limit the weapon or weapons (and/or shield and armor) that can be wielded at the same time. Each item has a Fighter Point value as follows:
Swinging Weapons (daggers / swords / axes / flails)
 1 Fighter Point per 3 inches of length beyond 18"
 Plus 2 Fighter Points if the weapon is a light weapon
 Sword grips may not exceed 12" in length
ThrustOnly Weapons (spears)
 1 Fighter Point per six inches of length beyond 18"
 Spears must be at least 48" in length
 Spears must be used with two hands
PoleArms
 1 Fighter Point per 3 inches of length beyond 27"
 Plus 1 Fighter Point if the polearm has a buttspike.
 Polearms must be at least 48" in length
 Polearms cannot exceed 72" in length
 The balance point must be in the bladed half of the weapon.
 Polearms must be used with two hands
Ranged Weapons (bows)
 10 Fighter Points
 Bows may not exceed a 30pound draw
 Arrow heads must be covered with cloth
Shields (by perimeter)
 3 Fighter Points for a shield with a perimeter of 42" or less
 1 Fighter Point for each additional 6" of perimeter
 The minimum cost for a shield is 3 Fighter Points
 No shield may exceed an 84" perimeter (10 Fighter Points)
 Subtract 1 FP if shield length that is more than 25% of its width.
Armor
 2 Fighter Points per body area:
 Left Arm, Right Arm, Left Leg, Right Leg
 4 Fighter Points for the torso:
 (Torso counts as two body areas)
 For armor heavier than 8 pounds, subtract 1 Fighter Point.
 Subtract 1 Fighter Point for each additional 8 pounds.
 Armor cost cannot fall below 1 Fighter Point per body area.
Other Weapon Rules
 Anstarra does not allow thrown weapons
 Weapons longer than 48" must be used with two hands
