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Household Improvised Weapons:

 26 callsignecho, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 3:31:57 PM from Flight Level 050
<redundant post is redundant>

edited 2nd Oct '10 3:33:07 PM by callsignecho

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 27 callsignecho, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 3:32:27 PM from Flight Level 050
An encyclopedia about weapons

There's something very meta about assaulting someone with a book about weapons.
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 28 Tuefel Hunden IV, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 4:39:26 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Anything made of ceramics. Sturdy and when it breaks readily forms razor sharp edges.

If you use a coffee cup smash them in the head and jab them in the throat or face with the sharp edges. Any glass object with a solid handle.

Glass drink bottles make handy clubs full and when they break slashing stabbing weapons.

Some wine bottles are surprisingly durable and make very nice clubs with the fluid serving as momentum enhancing substance.

Wires and cords can be used to help pin a limb temporarily or strangle someone to death.

heavy duty plastic bags can be used to snuff an opponent not easy but you can do it.

Those 1, 2, 3, and 4 pound dum bells folks like to use and might keep in their living rooms for video work outs make very nice clubs.

The Carabiners people like to put their keys on can make a decent set of improvised knuckle dusters.

Chair legs that get broken off folding chairs, heavy work boots or steel toed boots can be used to literally beat someone to death.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
An accurate depiction
You can also put a roll of dimes in your hand to get a bit more oomph for your punch.

Using a carabiner as a set of brass knuckles may break your fingers, however.
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 30 Tuefel Hunden IV, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 5:00:20 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Ive done it it before it works rather well. Just remember to hold it tightly and keep the fingers tucked. Just like you do with brass knuckles.

ooh my favorite. Those spoons that have a bit of a point at the handle end place the bottom of the round part of the spoon in the palm of your hand and have the hand stick between your middle and ring finger on the hand. Aim for the soft spots.

edited 2nd Oct '10 5:02:27 PM by TuefelHundenIV

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 31 A H R, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 5:01:32 PM from Crevice of your Mind
Resistance is Futile
@Morgul: I demand pictures of your kukri knives! And a complete backstory on how they are handled and fought with!

...well, just the pictures would be nice, actually.
An accurate depiction
These are the ones I use. They're made by Ka-Bar.

Obligatory wiki link.

I used to have 3 (a traditional one and a smaller, 8-inch blade one), but the other two snapped while I was throwing them. So don't throw them: bad, bad idea. The one in the above image doesn't have the best balance, but it's fairly light and very useful for both fighting and mundane work like clearing scrub.

I've chopped down medium-sized trees with these, and that being said, they are useful for both stabbing and slashing. A kukri is incredibly sharp, and often rather heavy, which adds a good deal of force to a blow, making them useful for most purposes. Stabbing is a bit more awkward buts still functional.

A story that is possibly archetypal but seems a fair way to go is that a traditional move includes stabbing your opponent in the gut and then decapitating them when they bend over.

edited 2nd Oct '10 5:07:58 PM by Morgulion

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 33 Tuefel Hunden IV, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 5:08:05 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
You have Ka-Bar Khukri's very nice.

Any hunting knives or hobby knives like exacto blades or single straight razors make very nice improv weapons.

A can of barkeepers friend or other scouring agent thrown into the eyes and face especially if it contains lye is a nasty weapon too.

edited 2nd Oct '10 5:11:23 PM by TuefelHundenIV

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 34 A H R, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 5:10:10 PM from Crevice of your Mind
Resistance is Futile
Thank ye. ^_^. I have my own story, and I have one character that uses kukri knives. Weapons matching is *fun*.

Sorry, for the minor derail OP.
 35 callsignecho, Sat, 2nd Oct '10 6:23:31 PM from Flight Level 050
  • Glass candy dish
  • Letter opener that looks like a tiny little katana
  • Actual katana
  • All stainless chef's knife, very heavy.

edited 2nd Oct '10 6:24:32 PM by callsignecho

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Samurai Troper
I have a pair of metal chopsticks that I've filed down to points. They make awesome stilettos/hairpins.

edited 6th Oct '10 10:49:37 PM by TomoeMichieru

 37 Noaqiyeum, Mon, 11th Oct '10 6:04:03 PM from out of the night from pole to pole Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Additions to the list:

  • Bronze statue of a dragon; heavy (somewhere around 1.5 to 2 pounds), hard, lots of pointy bits, nice shape for swinging.
  • cup full of chopsticks, pens, pencils, paintbrushes.
  • large glass paperweight
  • steel nailfile
  • pair of utility scissors
  • wooden coat hangers
  • small fire extinguisher
  • Power cord for the laptop
  • This laptop
  • Parasol
  • Hat rack
  • Microwave jammer and explosive
  • Dumbells
  • Keyring carabiner
  • Filed-down chopsticks

Thanks for your help!
We dance around in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
- Robert Frost
 38 Neep, Mon, 11th Oct '10 6:37:08 PM from Booooooooomblastandruin
Revolution of Ruin
  • Certain types of letter openers are rather dagger-shaped and may be used for stabbing.
  • Hand weights
  • Belt
  • Sock full'a coins (I keep my surplus pocket change in a receptacle on my dresser)
  • Book (see the Bourne vs. Desh fight in the third movie for a good example)
  • Towels (again, also makes one a hoopy frood).

Not having access to the kitchen, workshop, or garage makes this hard. I can think of dozens of ways to kill someone with the contents of those rooms in my home.
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 39 Dhana Ragnarok, Sat, 23rd Oct '10 3:21:46 PM from Sneed's Seed & Feed (formerly Chuck's) Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Disturb- Hello Nun~
  • gas bottle+lighter = bomb
  • A good ol' lawnmower. You can either make some daggers...or make the most awesome and useless chainsaw ever.
  • A mixer. In a pretty impratical way.

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 40 Noaqiyeum, Sat, 23rd Oct '10 4:09:59 PM from out of the night from pole to pole Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
I can think of dozens of ways to kill someone with the contents of those rooms in my home.
So can I. I'm trying to be creative. :)

A good ol' lawnmower. You can either make some daggers...or make the most awesome and useless chainsaw ever.
...now you're making me want to go see how the blades are bolted on, and whether they could be turned into a really big shuriken...
We dance around in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
- Robert Frost
  • Powdered milk + lighter (well assuming you really want someone dead and a way to aerosol it)
  • lamp small unplugged — glass and metal hurt plus it has a wire to do stuff with
  • Lamp large unplugged — well similar to the broomstick (entangling) but more like a Blade on a Stick
  • Lamp plugged — ambush weapon especially in dark places, small chance of electrocuting the attacker but a better chance of nasty burns and cuts with maybe a tazing effect.
  • Door no modification — ambush attack beware though it usually only works once
  • Door modified — If you have time some doors are very sturdily constructed, although at this point there is a question of why didn't you just run away. is there a siege like situation?
  • Salt/Lemon Juice/pepper/spicy pepper — nasty to get in the eyes
  • Flooring/Charpeting — trip attacks and pit traps especially in older houses
  • Situational awareness — is there an airport nearby? It can provide not only a distraction to the assailants but an easy way to signal for help depending on the area
  • Remote control — blare some loud music in one area and attack while their attention is either divided or otherwise occupied
  • Security system — assuming the alarm is disabled perhapse it is wired to something that the security company can notice or has a manual alarm
  • Fire/carbon dioxide/Radon alarm — might be disabled might not
  • wireless device/radio/home network — If you have these things and they are disabled without their absence being noted applaud these attackers (preferable from safety such as while watching their corpses)
  • laser pointer — go for the eyes especially if they are wearing high tech goggles
  • Do you have access to the ingredients of thermite? gasoline and fertilizer? strong acid strong base? better living through chemistry.
  • do you have access to water? What temperature? is it nasty water or clean? can you pressurize and/or heat it? on the other hand if you can Jerry rig a steam killing system why are you hanging around the house?
  • Do you know martial arts? even a little?
  • Are you alone?
  • Do you have a pet such as a big dog, fightsty cat, evil parrot?
  • Do you have a Roomba or another robotic toy? preferably a robotic lawn mower

edited 23rd Oct '10 4:41:43 PM by GiantSpaceChinchilla

 42 Noaqiyeum, Sat, 23rd Oct '10 7:34:42 PM from out of the night from pole to pole Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Rest assured there will be plenty of opportunity for homemade explosives in other chapters. (Non-dairy creamer bombs, poor man's napalm... yeah.) In these case I'm thinking mainly of melee.

  • Salt/Lemon Juice/pepper/spicy pepper nasty to get in the eyes
  • Remote control blare some loud music in one area and attack while their attention is either divided or otherwise occupied
    • Both useful ideas...
  • Security system assuming the alarm is disabled perhaps it is wired to something that the security company can notice or has a manual alarm
    • Ooh, that's something that's very likely to play a role, and something I hadn't thought of.
  • Do you know martial arts? even a little?
    • My character does not.
  • Are you alone?
    • Not always.
  • Do you have a pet such as a big dog, feisty cat, evil parrot?
    • ...Possibly. Hadn't thought about it.
  • Do you have a Roomba or another robotic toy? preferably a robotic lawn mower?
    • No.
We dance around in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
- Robert Frost
Neat

  • Does your character have access to shower curtains/blankets/towels/curtains/rope? — useful for setting up traps and entangling weapons or heads and shower curtain hangers are usually detachable so one could use it as a heavy quarterstaff or two heavy sticks or one "stick" at a time.
  • Is the electricity on in the characters location? — still like the idea of zapping the intruders
  • Does your character have a Nerf/Paintball/pellet ball/BB gun/shooting toy at his or her disposal? — useful for a distraction and might be lethal at pointblank range
  • Is there one intruder or many? Inside or Outside?
  • If the character has a car does it have onstar or something similar?
  • Does the character have a walky-talky or other battery operated means of communication? Is it being jammed somehow?
  • Does the character have access to one of those voice changer toys? — if nothing else he can try to bluff/Intimidate/Negotiate with the intruders.

 44 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 24th Oct '10 8:02:37 PM from out of the night from pole to pole Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Yes, yes  *, only one or two, inside, possibly, no  *, no.
We dance around in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
- Robert Frost
About the light bulb it depends on the design some will work some wont.

Even if the bulb turns off when the glass shatters, which won't be certain, you have pointy sharp glass at your disposal. Depending on the internal mechanism being stabbed with it will result in burns or a shock I doubt your character has access to a light-bulb that won't burn out while doing this quite quickly, but it's worth a try to your character I would think.

 46 callsignecho, Mon, 25th Oct '10 12:16:09 PM from Flight Level 050
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 47 popezeke, Mon, 25th Oct '10 6:18:49 PM from closed space
left hand man
Fire extinguisher spray assailant with white foam, then hit with the red can

Chamber pot throw contents onto assailant, then hit with pot

Cat throw catnip onto assailant, then apply cat

failed the voight-kampff test
Speaking of A fire extinguisher do you have anything that will rupture it? — it would be a bad waste of a fire extinguisher but the look on the assailants faces would be priceless, assuming your character survives the experience.

  • Decent sized towel rail, used to hit things.
  • Any aerosols, either with the addition of a lighter to make a flame thrower or on their own as improvised mace.
  • Aftershave or nail varnish remover, both will hurt like hell if they get in someone's eyes and they're both flamable.
  • Dental floss, guitar strings, electrical wire ect, used as a garotte (for some reason dental floss seems particuarly Crazy Awesome). The floss and strings could also be used as trip wires. If it's dark, then for extra nastiness put broken glass, pottery ect a few feet in front of the wire.
  • Keys, hold them in a fist with the keys pointing outwards between your fingers.
  • Heavy boots, particuarly the steel toed variety, are like knuckle dusters for your feet.
 
Rider of the Storm
Does your character have access to a decent sized padlock?

Throwing one at someone's head could possibly kill and putting it in a sock makes a classic prison weapon.

I have found that small hanky or dishrag can be used as a sling or a slungshot. Personally, go with a slungshot method; find something like a ball bearing, a sinker or even a padlock, tie it (securely!) into a corner of the cloth and proceed to use it as a flail or snap it like towel.


Shampoo, soap, etc could be used to trip up and delay the attackers or thrown in their face for a distraction.

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