Have you ever wondered why a D&D longsword does 1d8 damage? Or why slings are a simple weapon but repeating crossbows are an exotic weapon? Well, wonder no more, because this week we’re talking about all things related to weapons in roleplaying games. How much damage should they do? How granular should their stats be? Why does balance even matter for these weapons? All that and more, plus a lesson about how you can wield your very own catapult.
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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.