Talk:Sewing Needle (5e Equipment)

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Whoa, this is lighter than a dart, cheaper, and has a longer range! All for the same damage. SirSprinkles (talk) 03:24, 28 January 2017 (MST)

Based it off of the Throwing Star (5e Equipment). Jonattttt (talk) 09:45, 28 January 2017 (MST)
You should just use the dart, and say you're using a particularly long and thin variety. Mechanically they are going to be effectively the same, since the sewing needle has to be balanced off of the dart anyways. To get it one of lighter/cheaper/longer-range, you would have to drop it's damage further, which for a 1d4 means a 1d2, and for two of those advantages you would have to make it martial and drop the damage to 1. This is strong even compared to the Throwing Star (5e Equipment), since it's cheaper, and the throwing star is homebrew that's strong compared to the dart anyways. Compare this to an SRD ranged needle, which is of comparable price, range, and weight. Note, in all but weight, the Sewing Needle is the stronger of the two. Then look at everything else: the blowgun needle does negligible damage as opposed to 1d4, requires the purchase and carrying of a launcher to use (which is a martial weapon), and the launcher can only fire one needle per round.
Just use the dart. --Salasay Δ 12:56, 28 January 2017 (MST)
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