The latest feature in Melee Stadium...now weapons can be used! Upon character creation, you must designate what category of weapon you wish to use; Hand to Hand, Slashing, Piercing, or Bashing. You must then select a subtype, which can be found in the pages below. When using a weapon of your selected type, you incur no penalty. When using a subtype that you have not selected that is still in your selected category, you incur a -1 penalty. When using a weapon that is not of your category, you incur a -2 penalty. You will never incur a penalty for attacking unarmed, though you might for using hand-to-hand weapons.
Be sure to look over each type for its advantages and disadvantages. Also, remember to look over the weapon moves page.