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Pelletbow, dwarven heavy

Source Heroes from the Fringe pg. 8

Statistics

Cost 75 gp Weight 8 lbs.
Damage 1d4 (small), 1d6 (medium); Critical 19-20/x3; Range 60 ft.; Type B; Special
Category Ranged; Proficiency Exotic
Weapon Groups Crossbows

Description

The dwarven pelletbow is a crossbowlike weapon that is loaded with and fires sling bullets rather than bolts. A dwarven heavy pelletbow takes the same amount of time and effort to load as a light crossbow (normally a move action), and a dwarven light pelletbow can be reloaded as a free action (allowing characters to attack with it multiple times in a round). Normally a pelletbow takes two hands to operate, but you can shoot (but not load) a pelletbow with one hand by taking a –2 penalty on attack rolls. You can shoot one pelletbow with each hand, but you take a penalty on attack rolls for attacking with two weapons (treating the heavy pelletbow as a one-handed weapon and the light pelletbow as a light weapon).

Feats and special abilities that don’t involve proficiency (that don’t depend on dealing piercing damage or firing bolts) that apply to a heavy crossbow also apply to a dwarven heavy pelletbow, and those that apply to a light crossbow also apply to a dwarven light pelletbow.