Results for tag: crossbow
Posted by: DariusWhiteplume on May 30, 2012 at 11:59:19 AM
I am a big believer that the crossbow the the prototype of the muzzle loaded firearm, and that once it is fired it is either to be used as a melee weapon or discarded. Load times on both categories historically preclude multiple uses in close quarters. DnD Next addresses this, but a bit weakly.
As the play test rules stand, the crossbow may be fired as an action, and reloaded as an action. This means that the crossbow weilder attacks every other round, if they stick with the weapon throughout the combat. They can, optionally, load and fire in the same round if they treat it as a disadvantage (roll 2d20 and take lower result). This I also find acceptable except that for the most part a bow does the same amount of damage as its crossbow counterpart and can be fired every round. This makes ...