sometimes i think about the D&D peasant railgun
@Kat It's a wonderful example of simulationist mechanics taken to their logical extreme, ain't it?
@LexYeen point it at a king and this is praxis
@Kat get enough peasants and it could probably dispatch gods, too
Technically (we lawyers love that word), all that happens at the end of this is that the final commoner uses a full round action to make a ranged attack with the pole as an improvised weapon, with a -4 non-proficiency penalty to the attack roll and dealing 1d6 damage, with a range increment of 10 feet and a maximum range of 50 feet. Because according to the rules, momentum has no effect on ranged attacks.
@Kat the only flaw in this is that they were willing to actually hire a couple thousand peasants but they couldn't bother to just. buy a ten-foot pole. which is a staple d&d item
Most of the best level 1 builds are wizards who cannot actually cast spells. They've sold their spellbook to achieve hundreds of times their intended starting wealth, and then bought something weird with that.
@Kat i love the peasant railgun
@Kat i like using presdigitation to make boulders into pebbles and then using a familoar to go drop them on ships before the pirates land
@Kat I remember in 3.5 it had some rules that attempted to reimplement Newtonian physics that, in combination with some weird multiclassing, made it possible to deal trillions of damage per round by throwing rocks
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