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Old 03-06-2016, 04:02 AM   #21
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Default Re: Walking around with drawn bow

Originally Posted by evileeyore View Post
If it's a Compound Bow I wouldn't assess any penalties
Originally Posted by Refplace View Post
A modern Compound bow
Yeah, I don't use compound bows, I consider it to be cheating - but they are significantly easier to hold at full draw. I'd allow one of those to be held at full draw for a lot longer before causing issue.

Originally Posted by Walrus View Post
What about keeping your Aim? When aiming with a bow, how hard does one have to draw it?
If you're aiming, its at full draw - you want to be able to sight up and loose right away, otherwise you'd shift as you drew and undo all of that careful sighting up you just did.

That said (unless you mess up) if you're firing a bow properly, you'll always draw all the way in one motion. Some trick shooters may find it useful to loose on partial draws, but they'll still draw to the same point for each shot and so will still "aim" (not that they do so in the GURPS sense) whilst "fully" drawn for them.

Originally Posted by Refplace View Post
Keeping an arrow knocked I can buy, though its still a little awkward but you draw in one smooth motion.
Yeah, you draw with both arms anyway and can do it from a "prone" bow stance (as in the bow is by your side). Skipping the step where you have to draw the arrow saves you a little time - but costs you both arms and limits your body posture a little (you need both arms to move as one and to hold the bow and string etc).

If you're just skulking about slowly looking for something to shoot, and want to shoot as quickly as possible, then this works fine. If you want to run around and interact with your environment in anyway, then its entirely impractical.
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