Friday, February 22, 2019
The Magic Sword Question
In alignment with Original D&D (1974) and Holmes' Basic (1977), Blueholme gives magic swords bonuses "to hit" but usually no bonus to damage, unless it's against a special enemy, Other magic weapons DO get damage bonus.
+2 sword: +2 to hit, that's it.
+2 axe: +2 to hit and damage
+1/+2 vs trolls sword: +1 to hit against everyone, +2 to hit and damage vs. trolls.
I keep going back and forth as to whether just to give swords a regular damage bonus like later versions of D&D and like other weapons. It's not like there are a bunch of other damage bonuses floating around out there.