[Glorantha]Thrown Rock

From: David Dunham <david_at_a-sharp.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 13:30:58 -0800


Those of you who played RuneQuest might recall the Thrown Rock skill as kind of a last resort for loser characters. But according to _Throwing Fire_ by Alfred W Crosby, an 18th Century sailing ship set a party of 61 ashore in Samoa, "where they were received by Polynesians throwing rocks up to 1,400 grams in weight with 'inconceivable vigour and address.' The missiles were as effective as musket balls with 'the advantage of succeeding one another with greater rapidity.' Twelve of the landing party were killed."

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David Dunham
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein


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