The hand crossbow is a missile weapon, commonly referred to as a ranged weapon, that fires a projectile (usually a light crossbolt), and requires the ranged weapon skill to use effectively. Crossbow bolts are arrow-like projectiles that are much shorter than arrows but considerably heavier. The crossbow is attached to a stock, so that it can be kept in the loaded state without effort from the user. In general, a crossbow is much easier to wield than its cousin, the bow. The hand crossbow is unique for its small, one-handed design, allowing the wielder to employ it along with a shield, or even with two weapon combat. Unlike heavy or light crossbows, archers using hand crossbows do NOT get the bonus attack strength for kneeling or lying prone. Hand crossbows have a flat roundtime of 4 seconds for firing.
This table applies to the hand crossbow when used as a ranged weapon.
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The standard hand crossbow has a weight of ?? lbs.
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