Some more rulings from recent Felltower games:
- For DF Felltower, Knife and Main-Gauche (not that we use Main-Gauche, but for the sake of completeness) count as Swashbuckler weapons for purposes of calculating points for purchasing perks (see DFD:S, p. 21). I understand why you might leave them off (they're not swords, and you don't want to encourage knife-masters) but leaving them off was leaving one of our players trying to find a better way to distribute points just to make them all count for perks while letting him be better with knife. He ended up doing so, but still . . . I think Knife should count in our games.*
- My ruling is that Silvering on a Meteoric weapon is possible . . . but effectively negates the value of meteoric. Defensive spells cannot stop a meteoric weapon, but they can stop that silver coating (even if it's "just on the edge"), so don't waste money making your weapon less effective. You're just making it so you can't enchant your own weapon, or put temporary spells on it (you can't affect only part of an item, for either). It's like putting a meteoric arrowhead on a wooden shaft - magic can affect the shaft and thus move the head, but the head doesn't create a "bow wave" or "hole" in the magical defenses for the wood to pass.
- I'm not sure why, but my players still think meteoric is anti-magic. They want mages to be able to sense meteoric, meteoric to dispel things, etc. No, it's just mana-dead. So it's non-magical (and thus looks like any other non-magical item) and won't respond to Detect Magic (it's not magical.) It's not magical anti-matter or a "hole" in the mana-space in the universe. It's just unaffected by it. I get why people want to expand it, and make it more effective, but it's just a simple thing at heart.
These posts seem to be still accurate:
Meteoric in my DF Game
What Good is Meteoric Armor?
DF Felltower Gear: Meteoric Iron Bullets
* For reference, see this post. We did end up splitting Armoury and Connoisseur (Weapons) again, though, and split out Phys/Psych because people do actually use them in play in differentiated ways. Things changed in the 6+ years since I posted that.