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Gifts from Earth: A Weapons Compendium


This compendium includes more than 900 firearms and other weapons from the last four centuries of Earth's history, converted to D&D terms.  Everything you need for Swashbucklers, Cliffhangers, Gaslight Monster Hunting, Urban Fantasy, and Modern Action.  If you are looking for flintlock pistols, Civil War and Old West revolvers and repeating rifles, shotguns classic and modern, automatic pistols and submachine guns suitable for Pulp Era, Cold War, or modern heroes, or battle rifles, machine guns, grenades, and land mines suitable for war zones from Europe in 1915 to the Middle East in 2015, everything you need is in this book. 

The supplement also includes various optional rules for bleeding, artillery, nuclear weapons, accessories like telescopic sights, futuristic weapons that might be used by aliens or supervillains, etc.  Several pages of historical and modern melee weapons have also been included.

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M.T. B May 20, 2019 9:06 pm UTC
This guide was very useful for a project I've been working on. My only wish is that the author had broken down the weapons by era (Ancient, Medieval, 17th-18th century, etc). But overall, great work.
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William B November 18, 2017 9:26 pm UTC
Even just viewing the preview, the list of small arms is impressive.

The only thing I'd ask the author to consider for future updates are all of the firearms stuffed into the 2d6 damage set.

For those weapons, I think some more granularity in their respective damage die are warranted. On the low end are the .22 WMR and .38 special, both clocking in at roughly 225-330 ft/lb-f. In the middle are the 9mm and .45 ACP ranging from 350-500 ft/lb-f. At the top end is the .357 magnum, which starts at ~530 ft/lb-f, and goes up from there. Yet they all do 2d6 damage. That is great for simplicity, but strains verisimilitude.

I like all the obscure weapons the author has listed.
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