Feeling this is a simple rules answer that depends on whatever game is being played.It came up again: a PC with two weapons wants to do two-times the damage.
This time, I didn't think about the rules-answer, I wondered about the real life answer. Is someone twice as likely to die when getting jumped by a thug with two knives? Twice as likely to get cut? What if the victim is wearing armor? What if the thug is a swordsman with two swords? Don't you lose momentum when your next attack is from the opposite side of your body? What about reach?
How are we feeling about this lately?