View Full Version : [4ed] Would like an opinion of creating special weapons

2009-07-28, 08:58 AM
I'm building an ice age campaign for 4th edition and wanted to add certain weapons that are no longer represented in the game: the net and the bolas. After consideration, I'm leaning towards creating them as wonderous items instead of weapons.

Power (Encounter): Standard action. To entrap an adjacent target in the net, you make a Strength or Dexterity melee attack against the target's Reflex.
A creature entangled in a net is restrained. Escaping from a net requires a DC 15 Acrobatics or Athetics check.
As a standard action, any creature other than the one entangled can remove the net from an adjacent creature.

Power (Encounter): Standard action. To ensnare a target in bolas, you make a Dexterity ranged 5/10 attack against the target's Reflex.
A creature hit by bolas takes 1d6 points of damage and is knocked prone.

I made the powers encounter rather than at-will to represent the prep time it takes to fold the net or coil the bolas to get them ready to be thrown again.

2009-07-28, 10:29 AM
There are net and bola weapons in 4e from a Dragon magazine.

You can see them in the character builder.

2009-07-28, 11:25 AM
Thanks. I'll look them up when I get back to my own computer.