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Questions tagged [firearms]

A firearm is a gun that can be wielded by an individual. Many sci-fi or modern-setting RPGs feature firearms as weapons.

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How do shotguns actually work in Cyberpunk 2020?

Everyone at my table has read the rules for shotguns in Cyberpunk 2020 and yet none of us understand how they are supposed to work. The closest I can come to understanding is that they are AoE ...
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How to differentiate various guns with adding as little mechanic as possible? [closed]

Currently I'm creating a setting which includes real firearms models (no limitations, any gun I know about or find in the internet can appear) and I aim for each gun to be different from each other, ...
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Can I make more Pistol shots per round if I have additional arms in Pathfinder?

I was thinking about building and Unchained Eidolon (Azata) for using Firearms. The thing is, increasing the number of arms (limbs) is trivial for Eidolons, as is taking a Pistol in each hand, or a ...
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What ability modifier, if any, would apply to a firearm attack roll?

I'm playing D&D 5e, and I'm not sure what ability score applies to firearm attack rolls. (Using the stats from the DM's Guide.)
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How does hacking a gun work in SR5?

In Shadowrun 5, it's possible for a decker to hack a gun, but I don't quite get how that works. Do you need a mark on the gun? The example on page 228 suggests you don't. But can you get a mark on ...
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How much would firearms cost?

Referring to the firearms listing on page 268 of the DMG and assuming this is a world where these types of firearms are common, how much would the firearms cost? To clarify, in a world where the "...
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Can a Gunsmith artificer put more barrels on his Thunder Cannon and use them in the same turn?

I am playing an Artificer with the Gunsmith specialization. I am curious if I can add more barrels to my Thunder Cannon, and use them at once with the Thunder Monger class feature, which states the ...
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Does the Gunsmithing feat let you make a gun without Crafting it?

Gunsmithing says: Benefit: If you have access to a gunsmith’s kit, you can create and restore firearms, craft bullets, and mix black powder for all types of firearms. You do not need to make a ...
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How do mortar shells interact with walls?

So, in a recent Pathfinder game, there was a character with an Aasen mortar launcher. Said launcher states: After the point of impact is determined, the shell explodes and deals 6d6 points of ...
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I want to build a Spellslinger [closed]

I recently got a Spellslinger boon in PFS, so I set out to build one. As Spellslingers give up FOUR whooping Schools plus their Arcane Bond to get their Arcane Gun ability, I thought to build a ...
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Does the Pale Stranger's Pistols ability suppress the effects of unusual pistols?

Does the Pale Stranger's Pistols supernatural ability suppress the the magic of a magic pistol such as a pistol of the infinite sky such that it functions as a mere +1 pistol while wielded? What about ...
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What skills & qualities are used to acquire better guns?

I am trying to set up a gun bunny with a variety of high-end, high-powered rifles, but our campaign starting finances and karma maxes are pretty low key. My goal is to have at least one solid "wow" ...
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How does Throw Back Arrows work with automatic weapons?

It is clear that Snatch Arrows works on non-siege firearms such as automatic energy fire from a Laser Rifle or regular bullets from a Maxim M1910. It is also clear that Throw Back Arrows does not ...
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Does Crossbow Expert apply to firearms?

Crossbow Expert states You Ignore the loading property of Crossbows with which you are proficient. Could this also apply to firearms, such as the Artificer's Thunder Cannon, or would this be ...
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How is firearm damage calculated?

Is the damage of firearms computed like other ranged weapon attacks? The attacker adds his Dexterity modifier to the damage?
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Do X-lasers fail to hit touch AC?

The X-Laser states: When making an attack with an x-laser, make a single attack roll and compare that result to the ACs of all creatures in a line extending out to the weapon’s maximum range. Some ...
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How do X-Lasers interact with Ricochet Shot?

When using the Ricochet Shot Deed to alter the effective range and apparent firing position of a character armed with an X-Laser, does the wielder deal damage in the whole line of fire or just the ...
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Can the Deflect Missiles ability deflect bullets?

Some games do use firearms rules, so this question comes up. Provided the character is aware they are being shot at, can this ability bat aside a bullet?
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Can a gun scavenger misfire with a Pistol of the Infinite Sky?

The gun scavenger is a gunslinger archetype with high-risk-high-reward mechanics that increase misfire chances in exchange of great benefits : Go By Feel (Ex) A gun scavenger’s intuitive and ...
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How can I best implement a “suppressing fire” mechanic for guns in my campaign?

I'm thinking of including the effect of suppressing fire into one of my campaigns. The idea is that every attack made against a character (successful or otherwise) would add to their suppression. I ...
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Can I use the Mending cantrip to repair a Broken Firearm?

I have a character with the Mending cantrip, and a firearm. On the Firearms page, I read that "When a firearm misfires, it gains the broken condition." However, Mending reads: "If the object has the ...
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Does Vital Strike apply when firing both barrels of a double-barreled firearm?

Because a double-barreled musket, for example, can be used to make two attacks as a standard attack action, do both attacks realize the benefit of the feat Vital Strike?
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Can firearms be used during close combat?

Fairly new Keeper here. During the last session, almost all of the players used their readied small firearms (pistols) during close quarters combat. Together with firing multiple shots when it was ...
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Firing a ranged weapon (gun) while in melee

So, I'm looking for both a RAW and RAI ruling here. General DM advice/houserules would be appreciated as well, especially if you have experience with similar scenarios. About to start a campaign, ...
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What is the point of paper alchemical cartridges?

Using a paper cartridge cost 1 gold more than just a bullet and a dose of black powder, so what exactly is the point of having them when you can just have a bullet and some loose black powder?
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For the purposes of Two Weapon Fighting, are pistols considered light weapons?

In the entry for firearms in Ultimate Combat, pistols are not explicitly given a classification of light weapon or otherwise, so I'm unsure how the Two Weapon Fighting feat would apply to dual-...
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Explosive and Incendiary ammunition on vampires

In the game we are playing right now, a character was a sniper who tried to kill a criminal, but failed because the criminal was actually a vampire. Now, the sniper is a vampire too, and he's ...
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Rules on moving a double hackbut

One of my players just built himself a Double Hackbut The rules on it are not so much vague as non-existent though. You need a full round action to set it up - that's clear. You can "wheel it ...
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Does the Reloading Hands spell refill the entirety of a ranged weapon's ammunition capacity, or only one shot's worth?

Once per round, phantom hands load a single ranged weapon or firearm with conjured ammunition. This ammunition counts as magical for overcoming damage reduction and attacking incorporeal creatures, ...
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Up Close and Deadly and Full-Attack Actions

Do you need to spend 1 grit point for each attack made as part of a full-attack action when using the Pistolero Deed up Close and Deadly? The Deed says: Up Close and Deadly (Ex): At 1st level, ...
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What is a realistic way to incorporate firearms into D&D 3.5

I am thinking about running a side campaign in which firearms play a major part in combat. I have read the advice in the Dungeon Masters Guide but that doesn't seem realistic and it seems to be ...
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Does D&D 3.5e have rules for firearms?

A friend of mine is planning for a campaign in a colonial/pirate setting, and is planning on re-skinning crossbows as firearms, (i.e. light crossbow = musket, hand crossbow = flintlock), but I was ...
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How to start a musketeer with advanced firearms

I've been flipping through Ultimate Combat, and I'm really interesting in the addition of early and advanced firearms. I've been interested in building a musketeer at a higher level than first, but I'...
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Are there any full stats for firearms of differing tech levels?

My DM would like to run a DnD adventure set in 1930s-tech era, replacing technology with magic-punk stuff. He's pulling a lot from Eberron. Guns will exist, however, and he's just "renaming" bows ...