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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:36 pm 
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FLGS: there are a few but I dont really consider any of them as my main flgs
So I've noticed in some of the modules I've read and in Purple Planet content that some monsters/traps are able to throw spears, instead of say.. javelins.

They aren't really designed to be thrown given the rules for them in the main book, but have people just moved towards allowing their players to throw spears and other weapons as well? I mean there's no reason why you wouldn't be able to throw a weapon, its just a question as to whether it would actually be effective and to what range it would work.

So, when enemies/traps that are listed as being able to throw spears, to what range do you allow the throwing? Do you modify the attack as a -1d or anything like that? Have you started allowing your players to throw spears? Do javelins still have a place in the game once your players are throwing spears?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:11 am 
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Consider them javelins when thrown. Done.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:37 pm 
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Ravenheart87 wrote:
Consider them javelins when thrown. Done.

Ditto.

The idea of "spear" seems to be confused. I don't know if some cultures make a pointy stick to throw, and some make a pointy stick to jab things with... and then somehow we've come to call them both "spears" or what... But yeah, there are spears which you jab things with, and javelins which you throw -- but sometimes both things get called 'spears'.

Other games have the same issue.

Dare I say it? Ooops, we did it again... :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:10 am 
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Yeah, but Harley Stroh seems to enjoy having spears thrown, and still do 1d8 damage, instead of using javelins which do 1d6 damage. Hmmmm.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:52 am 
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Well, it's his way of handling them then it seems. Doesn't make much difference. Do what thou wilt, just don't sweat on the rules.

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