[Runequest] Slings

Styopa styopa1 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 23:39:53 EST 2014

I guess I'd always assumed you could use slings with shields based on
contemporary images of Baleares (
- is there somewhere in the rules it says you can't?

On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Marko Perälä <perala at student.uef.fi> wrote:

> Slings:
> I have a few suggestions about slings, after watching a few insightful
> videos on Youtube.
> Here is a Lindybeige video about using shields with slings:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXiUDJRgiUc
> So shields can be used while slinging, at least against ranged weapons. It
> probably wouldn't work in melee, though. I suggest that in RQ it should be
> possible to block missiles with shield even while using slings to shoot
> back.
> Lindybeige video about Sling bullets:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU87f5o8vMg
> It seems to me that lead sling bullets are more dangerous than mere sling
> stones, as they are more dense and the damage they cause is concentrated on
> a smaller impact area.
> I suggest lead sling bullets have more range; 1,5*range might be suitable.
> There is a special rule in Elder Secrets, which states that blunt weapons
> made of enchanted lead cause +2 damage.
> Maybe this should be extended to unenchanted lead sling stones, despite
> sling being an impaling weapon. The damage of sling bullet is the result of
> the bullet's weight, not its hardness, so enchantment should not be factor
> in it.
> Would these suggestions work? Any comments?
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