Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ancient Armory: Ringshot

Weapon: Ringshot
Damage: 1d6
Range: S-40'; M-80'; L-120'
Weight: 1 lb.
Cost: 10 gp

The Ringshot is a finger-mounted slingshot-like weapon. A metallic L-shaped frame fits snugly in the crook of the forefinger and thumb. Two strong elastic bands are attached to the ends, and a small leather pouch is seated between them. A small projectile is placed in the pouch, the bands are stretched back, the shooter aims at his target, then releases the projectile. Although this seems to be a simple short-range device, the form-fitting frame offers extra stability and accuracy. When shooting at targets up to 40 feet away, the shooter gets a +1 to hit his target. There are no bonuses to hit targets between 41 and 80 feet away. The shooter has a -1 to hit targets 81 to 120 feet away - the maximum range of the weapon. The Ringshot does 1d6 hit points of damage. The Ringshot is also incredible portable for a ranged weapon, fitting neatly in a belt pouch or pocket along with ammo.

1 comment:

  1. This is a clever idea. But you can create a lethal slingshot out of wood and rubber that would require lower technology to make.