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Offline chaos_archangel

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Trouble creating a transforming weapon!
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:44:39 AM »
Hey guys! First post, just happened to find this forum yesterday and was super excited to join as I'm working on a webcomic of my own.

I'm a bit stumped on several fronts, but one thing in particular I've been working on is a weapon for one of my main characters. He's a large warrior-ish lionman who uses "natural" weaponry (weapons made from animals rather than steel.) and I'm trying to come up with a concept for a transforming weapon for him -something that could shift from a sword to a tower shield to a mace- that can work in both hands. The ideas I've had so far are:

Gauntlets- Caestus that can take the shape of different weapons.

Enchanted "lion king" pauldrons- Ancient lion-sculpted shoulderguards that, on his command, glow at the eyes and release lights down that shape into the weapons on his hands.

Some sort of ring or gem - Ala green lantern-ish.

.. And that's about it. What I'd like is for something biological, like a walnut or some vine-like thing that could shift into his weapons but I've been having a hard time. Any ideas?

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Re: Trouble creating a transforming weapon!
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 01:20:07 AM »
Any of these ideas could work! It's hard to give specific advice without knowing more about the character and world.

Things to consider:
What looks best design-wise? What best fits the character's personality and fighting style?
How common are transforming weapons like this one, and do they all take the same form when not in use?
How did the character obtain the weapon? How/when was it made?
Is it legendary or iconic (would a stranger be likely to recognise it while not in use) or is it a secret weapon that would take enemies by surprise?

Try sketching out your ideas and see what works best!

 

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