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Old 01-16-2020, 12:35 PM   #8
Ulzgoroth
 
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Default Re: Depth Charges & Fire Barrels

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Originally Posted by Fred Brackin View Post
Ah, never heard of anything even remotely like them used in the Real World.

I strongly suspect that they were created by the video game devs and thus did what those persons wanted them to. A GM who wants to include them in his world is in an analagous position.
It would be fairly easy to model them as a barrel of gunpowder with a fuse. I suspect doing so would quickly demonstrate that they're not much use as a weapon.

Additional reasons to not even consider such a thing in reality that might escape notice in play include how basically terrible a life choice it would be to have a barrel of gunpowder in an exposed location during a naval battle...with fire right next to it, to make it even better. That stuff was confined to magazines for a reason!
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