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Old 12-04-2012, 08:46 AM   #37
Peter V. Dell'Orto
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Default Re: Bow - 3 shots in less than 2 turns - In real life.

Originally Posted by Polydamas View Post
Drat. It is canonical that arrows stuck in the ground in front of you give a bonus, and Toadkiller Dog wrote the book!
I'm pretty sure Sean wrote that part.

The thing about most speed-shooting is it's not done under combat conditions. The rules in the GURPS books for this assume combat conditions! Then the rules give generous bonuses to people with unrealistic abilities like Weapon Master and Heroic Archer so they can do these things with ease, just like in the movies and in video games.

Meanwhile in the real world, in the right circumstances, you can replicate or partly replicate these things. But GURPS is all about "but I do it at the full run in a chaotic combat one second after I did it to someone else with no additional prep!" and you roll at your normal skill . . .
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