[Runequest] Flaming attacks

Ben Turner ben.turner at pobox.com
Wed May 15 09:46:02 EST 2013

Excellent question - I guess I'm walking the same line as the RQ rules,
with "generous" real-life simulation - e.g. I'd allow semi-cinematics, but
crazy feats will still need crazy rolls.

So if lamp oil isn't the same flammability as pitch, say, then this would
stop the Molotov idea. Or if flaming arrows are hard to manufacture (esp.
with only padded armor scraps and lamp oil to work with) then this would
hamper the party. Finally, are such jury-rigged flame arrows easy to fire ?
I'd presume not.

On 15 May 2013 01:59, Phil Hibbs <snarks at gmail.com> wrote:

> Styopa:
> >Having done a fair bit of experimentation with flaming projectiles in my
> youth,
> >I can confirm that flaming arrows are rather harder to get 'right' than
> the movies
> >make it seem.  Generally,
> Which leads to an immediate question: do you want your game to be like
> real life, or do you want it to be like a movie?
> Phil.
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