User summary: This unusually named supplement ... and a 10-foot Pole is an equipment sourcebook from Iron Crown Enterprises written specifically for Rolemaster, but most of the information could probably be converted to most other role-playing game systems.
Most of the book includes pricing guide charts for equipment during various time periods in history. The charts also include some information regarding item sizes, weight, availability, production time, and for weapons and similar items information about breakage factors, strength requirements, and fumble ratings. The charts are broken down to several different periods of time: stone age, copper age, bronze age, iron age, middle ages, renaissance, age of reason, industrial age, age of steam, electric age, atomic age, and information age.
- Note: The book also includes trading charts, background information, and over 1,200 illustrations.