Rifle, Variant (5e Equipment)

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Rifle

Martial Ranged Weapons
Weapon Cost Damage Weight Properties
Rifle 90 gp 1d12 piercing 11 lb. Ammunition (range 125/375), heavy, reload (4 shots), two-handed

(Part of the ongoing "fantasy firearms" project to make a variety of firearms, balanced and flavored to fit within a standard D&D setting)

A simple flintlock rifle. Originally invented by gnomes, who discovered that certain easy to obtain alchemic ingredients could fire small lead ammunition with equivalent force to a crossbow bolt. It was the precursor to later designed flintlock pistols.

Variants were made with a simple blade attached, to reduce the danger of fighting a foe in melee combat, though it's been known to make the gun somewhat more unwieldy.



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