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Old 07-10-2013, 12:36 PM   #28
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Default Re: Slings, realistic physics, The Deadly Spring

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
It's not clear why slings in 4e do piercing damage to start with, the evidence for slingers targeting eyes or vitals is pretty thin, and in general it appears that slings killed without making holes in people (the enemy dies from the blow of the stone without the loss of any blood).
I'd be inclined to call it crushing and then be done with it then in my games. Piercing for slings is probably the strange part. And I have no trouble believing that a ST 14 person firing a sling stone for 7 damage will do some damage to a guy in chainmail. Maybe not 5 damage, but 3 for sure.
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