So I had a thought about firearms in colonial times. They are the predominant ranged weapon of the day. But why? Then think about that in well, D&D terms. The bow is faster shooting and does just about as much damage. So again why firearms? Well I've come up with some rules/ideas about why. Without making firearms super death machines. First is range. Accurate range on a firearm is greater than a bow. Armor penetration. So in game terms (at least in my New World setting) firearms ignore a certain amount of DR. Pistols ignore 3 DR while rifles ignore 4. Blunderbuss/Dragon ignore 2 DR.
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