Did you know? (in Off-topic)
September 15 2006 8:04 AM EDT
That the compound bow was only invented in the 1960's? Which means the atom bomb and the Uzi are both older weapons. (Go and Google compound bow for the full history, there are plenty of sites....)
Now, go back to the what do you want for changemonth thread:
"PirateKing, September 3 2006 3:45 AM EDT
What I want is... ahem...
Firearms and Explosives.
hey now... it would not be a "whaddya want thread" if I did not spout my "firearms and explosives" mantra. :P"
So if we can have a bow that in weapon terms is a modern weapon, how about some of those firearms and explosives? Especially as in terms of timescale, executioners swords and gunpowder were actually contemporaries, if not in location...
September 15 2006 8:05 AM EDT
Imagine an atomic bomb turning up for sale in the store.....
September 15 2006 8:13 AM EDT
1960's? thats early... what was the point, if we had guns already? lol
having some sort of rifle would be cool, not like a modern one, one from back aways, but probably wouldn't fit properly :P
Flintlocks would be cool!
Give them chances to miss, only useable in one ranged round, but nice damage! :D
making such a statement, johnnywas, you need at least state where you found it.
Google is not a source to write down.
September 15 2006 8:34 AM EDT
why not remove the compound bow then? :p
"A compound bow is a modern bow that has pulleys or cams at the end of each limb through which the bow string passes. As the bow is pulled back (drawn) the pulleys or cams turn which, in turn, reduce the amount of force needed to completely draw the bow. They are little affected by changes of temperature and humidity and give superior accuracy, velocity, and distance in comparison to the traditional longbow. Unlike traditional bows that are usually made of wood or wood laminated with other materials, compound bows are usually made of aluminium and composite materials. They were first developed and patented by Holless Wilbur Allen in the USA in the 1960s and have become increasingly popular."
shade is right! if this is a lord of the rings based rpg, then a compound shouldnt be in it :) or rename the compound to An Orc bow :)
September 15 2006 8:43 AM EDT
If you really want references then http://www.archeryhistory.com/compounds/compounds.htm is a good site.
Plenty of peeps know how to 'Google', our very own competitions are proof of that. I'm writing a post in CB, not a paper on archery.
September 15 2006 8:46 AM EDT
Give us an Orc Bow for our next supporter weapon. Heavy, so cuts down on the number of multi strikes it does, but can propel an arrow through two minions at once! Balancing factor? If the minion in front of you on your own team gets in the way you eat them.
You have to be an Orc to use an Orc Bow?
So all ELBow users (And other Elven gear) are all Elves? ;)
September 15 2006 9:39 AM EDT
No, it makes you behave like an Orc. You don't have to be one!
September 15 2006 9:43 AM EDT
"No, it makes you behave like an Orc."
But I already behave like an orc. My neighbors can attest to that. Does this mean that an Orc bow would turn me into a gentleman? :P
September 15 2006 9:44 AM EDT
If it turns you into GentlemanLoser then you're in trouble!
well pk, even if you do behave like an orc you can't be any worse than gl ;)
8 beers, snorted thorugh a straw, while wearing shorts dipping the little toe of your left foot into a pool of ice water, will turn you into GL. ;)
Anything else is rumour. ;)
September 15 2006 10:43 AM EDT
Does a bendy straw do it? and what if the water is lukewarm?
Bendy straws just add style! ;)
Luke warm water works, but takes longer....
September 15 2006 10:49 AM EDT
Luke Warm Water, the drippy cousin of the Skywalker twins
glad to see forums are alive and well...you gang of gibbering idiots.
September 15 2006 11:43 AM EDT
Lone Starr, I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former room-mate.
Maybe the very first guns would work those small hand cannons or at most a musket.But accuracy was pretty low wasn't it ?
September 15 2006 9:11 PM EDT
I propose a new meta-FORS:
Anything involving the word "realistic".
September 16 2006 1:12 PM EDT
novice used the word gibbering and idiot in the same sentence. He must be of the same breed.
heck I'm the missing link between gibbering idiots and the common north 'merekin lummox
This is off off topic but how about wooze in the stores for the forgers so they can make their own weapons. You may now question my sanity.(wooze is worked iron thats worse and dirtier than even the worst cast iron.)
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