I have a problem with a House Rule accepted by DM and players who get an advantage out of it.
Our barbarian took the feat "Two Weapon Fighting" at lvl 1. He interpreted it as "I use 2 weapons, so I should get two attacks when standard attacking" I didn't really care for watching other players rules, it's my first D&D group and I struggled getting my archery ranger's attacks right. I congratulated on 30 Dmg standard attacks while trying to be a good striker and biting the table when my 2[W] Daily Attacks missed.
Only after our party's Monk picked Two Weapon Fighting feat after the last lvl up (we're lvl 5 now) and started Standard Attacking the living shire out of enemies ("It's obvious! Why wouldn't I pick that?"), I picked up the Player's Handbook and read about it.
So Two Weapon Fighting actually gives you +1 to Dmg rolls if you wield two weapons. And, there are weapons that have the "off-hand" property and can be held in the off-hand, and there are weapons that are NOT. Hence the Two-Weapon-Fighting Ranger's Class Feature to use standard weapons as off-hand. The obvious use is a) get +1 Dmg, b) be more variable if you have powers that require a certain type of weapon - use a dagger in Offhand to use powers that require a dagger and use a sword in mainland to use powers without weapon req to get more Dmg out of it and c) unlock further Two-Weapon feats like Two-Weapon Defense and such.
The DM agreed that it was a misunderstanding, but since we have already used it that way and since "+1 Dmg would be pretty bad for not being able to use a greataxe or shield" the Two-Weapon Rule at our table goes like this:
Two attack rolls on one creature vs AC, for each successful attack, roll [W] + Strength Modifier + all other bonuses that may apply. Oh and he's using two Long Swords, so make that 1d8 each
I think it's hurting our campaign, since we haven't really encountered anything that was an actual threat for us.
So, could anyone please provide some arguments to convince my DM (and a power drunk barbarian) that this is Not Good and why?
Thx 4 help, all grammar and spelling miskates due to the fact I'm writing this on my phone while riding the train to my work in Germany.
May the 20 be with you all!