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Old 11-30-2008, 03:13 PM   #138
DouglasCole
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Default Re: Low-Tech Missile Weapon Range and Accuracy

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that would give us roughly this:

Code:
Draw 	Points	Dice
36	2.5	1d-1
70	3.5	1d
113	4.5	1d+1
170	5.5	1d+2
197	6	2d-1
273	7	2d
354	8	2d+1
One last: the max range is also proportional to sqrt of draw weight, all other things being equal (which they're not, but in games one must make simplifications).

[EDIT: Icelander provided a historical max range for the 150lb bow, which cause a recalculation of sqrt(Draw)x20 to x30 for Max Range. ]

So, if we assume a 150lb bow shoots in the 350yd range, then a bow of arbitrary draw might shoot sqrt(Draw) x 30yds.

Or, with the above table:

Code:
Draw 	Points	Dice	Max Range
36	2.5	1d-1	180
70	3.5	1d	250
113	4.5	1d+1	318
170	5.5	1d+2	391
197	6	2d-1	421
273	7	2d	495
354	8	2d+1	564
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