Firebomb

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The firebomb is a device that fighters can create given an appropriate recipe. The most common such recipe involves certain glands of a fire beetle. This is a first level concoction, following the potion crafting rules, and thus costs 500 GP of components in addition to the special ingredients. Crafting time is one week.

Firebombs inflict two dice of damage on a direct hit (standard thrown weapon attack), and one die of damage to all within a 10′ radius of the explosion (save versus breath for half damage; this applies to the primary target as well if the initial attack was missed). Further, flammable¬†targets may be ignited. The market price for firebombs is around 1000 GP, assuming there are buyers and sellers.

Alchemists and apothecaries can sometimes craft firebombs as well, but they are usually not as well designed for combat purposes (for example, they may consist of liquid in two flasks that must be combined and thrown).

Fighters are generally the only class that knows how to make incendiaries, but, like all things, if someone really wants to play a hybrid class (like a magic user that can craft bombs), we can make that happen (probably in place of being able to create potions, for example).

5 thoughts on “Firebomb

  1. LS

    I’m really loving the idea of all the basic classes being able to craft something. Looking forward to seeing some higher level incendiaries.

    I imagine they will not necessarily be higher damage items, but might instead have different explosive properties? (Shaped charge, timed explosive, mines, etc.)

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  2. Gus L

    Incendiary Ideas?

    1) Smoke. Choking or otherwise for chasing things away, covering escapes.
    2) Phosphorous/Napalm. Well something like that, burning that doesn’t go out and deals consistent damage over like ten rounds.
    3)Stone Burning. Obviously high level. Melt stone walls slowly
    4)Actual Explosives. Real bombs for chucking at things.
    5)Poison Smoke.
    6)One Shot Cannon type things. Like an arrow of slaying, but messier.

    Also Siege devices.

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    1. Brendan

      All good ideas. Siege engines I actually have listed (but not detailed) in the potions post! What do you think about slightly more fantastic bombs too, like petrification bombs that require basilisk parts or something?

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