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So we all know the discussion about guns, but why doesn't your setting have true FIREarms, which are older than gunpowder weapons? Including flaming sap grenades, personal flamethrowers, and ship/siege engine mounted flamers. Lots of civilizations possessed this technology in classical/medieval history, yet why does it rarely show up in fantasy ever?
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>>57408076
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Who needs a flame grenade when you can just cast fireball? Can't cast magic? Get a tinkerer to build that shit.
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>>57408128
A fireball is just that, a ball of energy. Unless it lights something on fire it isn't going to keep burning.

Once you hit something with a napalm esque substance, it's dead. No armor is protecting you, you can't brush it off, you can't put it out with water, and it'll start a city fire real quickly if any thatching gets hit.

Fireballs meanwhile require a wizard to use, are direct line of sight, require expensive training to deploy, and cannot be used en masse. Meanwhile you can hand every motherfucker as many fire grenades as you can afford to make.
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>>57408076
Did they? I only remember the Greeks having good fire weapons, and they kept that shit a super secret to the point that we don't know just what greek fire was made out of even today.
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>>57410519
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_thermal_weapons

Good read for ideas
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>>57410626
Hot oil was considerably less common than boiling water or heated sand, which were cheap and extremely effective; even "dust from the street" could be used. These would penetrate armour and cause terrible burns. Sand, especially, could work its way through very small gaps in armour.
Vicious bastards
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>>57410658
I am totally writing this down. Imagine the look on the paladin's face when he gets first degree burns from a pot full of hot sand!
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>>57410747
>first degree
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>>57410519
>siege of constantinople PTSD flashbacks
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>>57410519
the byzantines used greek fire




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