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Bow & Arrows

Post by Timmean on Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:50 pm

Another weapon-related question; how do we make bow & arrow style weapons for Epoch? I remember some talk at Sci-Fi about using a NERF gun as a base for ranged weapons, but I think that was for crossbows.

Also, the rulebook says something about "greater damage applies to boffer arrows." What's that mean? What's the alternative to boffer arrows?

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Re: Bow & Arrows

Post by Ira the Elf on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:32 am

So boffer arrows are arrows that have soft tips. I bought a set for use over here in Unity. Basically in order to use bows you have to make sure they do not exceed a certain amount of force or "draw strength" and that they fire arrows that can't actually damage people when flying at speed. For LARP most people use a max draw strength of 25-30 N of force. You can make boffer arrows yourself but I bought mine from Calimacil along with one of their LARP safe IDV bows. The alternative to boffer arrows are Nerf darts but the arrows I feel are better in that they are more in character. There are tutorials on how to make bows and arrows.

This is a boffer arrow:
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Re: Bow & Arrows

Post by AD on Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:20 pm

The idea to "greater damage for boffer arrows" is to encourage the use of actual bow and arrows. So (making up numbers atm) if the mana arrows hit for 2, then boffers hit for 3. Hilary covered it great with her descriptor. You can find an number of DYI's online, check out the Epoch TO website as they have a great number of "how to's".

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Re: Bow & Arrows

Post by ThraenOfHeart on Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:05 pm

This is something that I have wondered as well, as finally Thraen really wants to be able to attack from a distance elven style

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