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Scrasamax
June 28, 2006
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Votes: 11 / 3.454545
Dragon Crossbow    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Not a bad weapon, but don’t miss. It takes about six minutes to reload…

CaptainPenguin
June 21, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Highwayman's Flintlock    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

The ornate flintlock pistol of a highwaymen, consecrated to Nahrem, God of the Crossroads

Mourngrymn
June 10, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.500000
Coward's Lot, the Bow of Caldwell    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

This item is not listed in many tombs of magic, nor is it detailed in any text books among the arcane. It is however sung about in many a tavern and bar across the coastal cities. The tale is sung more about the man who created it. His tale has been embellished time and again until he seemed more a god than the coward that he was.

CaptainPenguin
May 17, 2006
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.928571
Dirziet Model-6    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

The armies of the Treaty States go to the fronts of the Great War armed with the sturdy, trusty and effective Dirziet Model-6, a magazine-fed bolt-action rifle.

fenixphire
February 27, 2006
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 2.900000
Bone Bow    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

This is another item made form Troll parts that I created for my game.  This one went to a bard, but it is well suited for anyone that can use a bow.

CaptainPenguin
June 27, 2005
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Comments: 24
Ideas: 0
Votes: 19 / 4.552632
Firebow    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

A firebow, though no longer the staple weapon that it was during the era of it’s modernity, is still a powerful and versatile missile weapon in it’s own right.

Lucint
June 3, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 17 / 3.235294
Blinkly's Rocket Arrow    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

And so Blinkly opened his newly crisped mouth and replied.

“I think toast would be an appropriate description.”

Shadoweagle
May 31, 2004
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.062500
Twigs of Rot    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

“Bah!” The bowman cried, for his bow had fallen apart in his very hands, after firing but one arrow! “Wait until I get to that weaponsmith. These arrows are obviously cursed!” The bowman discarded the quiver of 200 arrows by the road, where scavengers found it, and each separate arrow went their own ways with different owners, as time passed. Some found them cursed. Others, found that they may not be as cursed as one thinks.

gash
October 30, 2003
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 2.038462
skull shuriken    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

Three shuriken carved from the skull of a dragon, they say they never miss the heart…

Agar
January 21, 2003
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 2.208333
Whiffle Accelerator    Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)

An over sized blowgun with a matching specialized bag of holding. This blowgun is halfling made and it should be noted that “whiffle” is the halfling word for gerbil.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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