[PnP] Atlatl - Spear Thrower

Alex Koponen akoponen at mosquitonet.com
Wed Dec 15 04:29:29 CET 2004

    As mentioned in the errata, thrown spears have a range of 6" 
(javelins have a range of 8"). Until replaced by bow and arrow many 
peoples used these to throw slim, flexible spear-like darts. Some still 
use spear throwers.
    Typically 1/3rd the length of the darts, the atlatl (thrower) was 
good for accurate casts at around 100 feet. Different sources list 
extreme ranges of up to 100 to 200 yards.

Atlatl: Wt. 0.5 Lb. 1SC, allows darts to be thrown with a base range of 
10" and allows for extreme range.

Darts: 9.5 foot length, 3SC, otherwise as javelin.

            Alex Koponen 

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