Looking back over some old character sheets from a mixture of D&D 3.5, Rifts, Traveller, and other RPGs, I noticed some glaring similarities. Evidently, I really like playing characters equipped with swords:
Colteris (Rolemaster Sage, 2003): Rapier
Corran (D&D 3.5 Fighter, 2003): 2-Handed Sword
Rickman (D&D 3.5 Bard, 2004): Longsword
Douglas (Rifts Scholar, 2006): Vibro-Saber
Laertes (Epic RPG Blade of Ehr, 2006): Shortsword
Lt. Alec Harcourt (In Harm’s Way U.S. Navy, 2006): Cutlass
Captain Jonathan Wayne (Classic Traveller Imperial Army, 2006): Broadsword
Evidently, I fall right into the trap of thinking Swords>All Weapons.
Anyone else find a proclivity or pattern of choice for a certain type of weapon? I don’t think this is anything I do consciously, and I don’t have a katana hanging somewhere in my house. I just like swords for arming my characters, I guess.