Yes, the human knight at the royal joust could use a halfling's lance. He'd have to put up with lower damage and a -2 to attack because he would be using a weapon that wasn't designed for him. But at least he'd get reach out of it.Lela said:Why couldn't a medium creature use a smaller lance?
Or did I miss an change somewhere?
But don't you think there should be a lance designed for this human knight? A champion wearing custom-made jousting plate mail isn't going to bother with a lance that was designed for someone half his size. There should be one that can actually be used in the classical jousting configuration: lance in the right hand, tucked under the arm and possibly resting on a hook in the armor to stabilize, small shield in the left hand to block the opponent's lance. AFAIK, it's no longer possible to implement this very strong archetype within the 3.5 rules.