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Just to add a bit of information about the writing pens mentioned in the above post, the metal dip pen tips are called nibs. The nibs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, based on what the writer or artist wants to do. For heavier lines, a more robust nib with a flat tip will be used. This is also a type used in calligraphy, as the angle of the nib can be altered in order to change the weight (thickness) of the line.
Another type of nib has a spoon-shaped tip that comes to a fine and almost sweeping point. This nib produces a thinner line than the one mentioned above, but one where the weight can still vary with the angle And pressure of the nib. This is a preferred nib for drawing and elegant script writing, as it flows easily across the paper or parchment.
A third style of nib approximates the tip of a feather quill. It is a fairly straight nib that angles down to a sharp point at the end. The lines produced by this nib are generally hard and thin, though the weight of the line can change slightly with the angle and pressure. Metal nibs produce thinner lines than the typical feather quill, but the actual neatness of the lines depends on how neatly the writer trimmed the quill.
Pardon any typos, as I'm writing this from my iPhone.
07/06/2012 07:23 AMPosted by ZanadieI don't know if this has already been answered/talked about, but what about info on the maintenance and use of flintlock weapons and the like? How to use them, reload, damage potential (can they pierce plate), accuracy, and range and all that. Or whatever is the most widely used gun technology in WoW at this point.
Eldevane: I know this isn't RP related, necessarily, but where can I get an arm guard that fits me properly?? They're never long enough (I'm 6 feet tall in RL, and it shows in my limbs too), so I've been just dealing without one, and I know that's not smart in the long run. If I have to special order it, where would I do that? (I've been out of the archery loop for a bit, and I want to get back into it.)
06/25/2012 04:36 PMPosted by SaxonThis is basically a thread to offer advice on roleplaying small, insignificant, but flavorful things that YOU know but others might not.
06/25/2012 05:29 PMPosted by SaxonPlease tell me more about weapons and armor, I've had it all wrong D:
While bows are often considered to be the weapon of choice for physically weaker, nimbler characters, in reality bows require immense physical strength to do damage at a range. English longbows had a draw weight of something like 100 pounds.
06/25/2012 05:38 PMPosted by KamazhiSure! If you guys wanna know about any specific weapons or tactics or whatever, feel free to ask.
07/11/2012 12:54 PMPosted by ClaudelCould I get some more info about Herbs and other traditional plant medicines, as well as how herbalism can tie into first aid and such? As well as maybe effectiveness?
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