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SHORTBOW (ranged) ================= Weight: ~1 kg Rank(s): any Short bows were the first to be developed, although they were not called such. This is more of a default term that refers to anything which is not a long bow. Short bow staves are about 5 1/2 feet long on the average. As the years passed, attempts were made to increase bow ranges. Bows were either given longer staves or flexibility was increased with no change to the length. The former resulted in what is now called the long bow. Bows fell into decline with the spread of handguns. It was reasoned that while a wounded or weakened soldier might lack the strength to pull a bow, he could still pull a trigger. In fantasy settings, there is no danger of the bow being replaced so quickly. See also: Arrow, blowpipe, bolt, shuriken, composite bow, longbow, light crossbow, medium crossbow and heavy crossbow.

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