Forgotten Realms: Birthright
Weapon Groups are divided into two main methods of organisation.
- By weapon type – sorted according to their similarity, and related to each other by virtue that they function in a similar manner.
- By cultural region – weapons that are related to each other because they are commonly used in the same culture or area.
Either method can be used to classify your character’s weapons (see Weapon Proficiency Steps).
If characters are proficient in a weapon, then they are automatically familiar with all the weapons in the same group (by type or by culture). Since cultural groups have a lot of overlapping weapons, this familiarity only extends to those groups the character has Affinity with.