Post by murquhart72 on Jun 30, 2017 18:02:44 GMT -6
From what I've seen, a khopesh sword would be another name for scimitar. Bronze only matters if the mainstream is iron/steel. If everyone uses bronze, the stats stay as they are. Otherwise, the only deal would be that iron & bronze items can be damaged more easily than steel or wear out more often.
5e D&D shies away from fine-tuning of weapons. The official stance, e.g. in reference to Asian weapons (like the katana, wakizashi, nunchaku, etc.) is to use already existing weapons in the list that the new weapon most resembles in type and effect. The same should be said of armor. As murquhart suggests, you only need special rules for bronze armor of iron/steel is the norm (and, I would add, if the difference is mostly cosmetic). If you are playing in the bronze age, just treat iron weapons and armor as you would magic items; if steel is the norm and you want bronze to be inferior, knock it down by one AC. If you just want if because it looks cool, and rust is never going to be an issue, and you don't care much about encumbrance, then allow cost, weight, etc. all to be as steel armor.