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Making a Sling Character
Apr 3rd, 2019 at 7:32pm
 
For one of my stories, I wanna have a character called, "The Brazen Slinger." He's a fabled hero who used a sling made of Brazen scale metal, much like the rest of their armor, except aligned in a more flexible way. Obviously he's much stronger (what do you expect from fictional characters, c'mon) than average to be able to wear his legendary set and wield his sling, probably throws fist sized bits of lead over a long ways, and his tassel is actually a scourge of blades, so if he needs to uses it like a whip/flail hybrid thing with the tassel and weight of the sling. Of course he's gotta wear something like an Akkadian mask for a helmet with a scale beard, too good not to have.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Reply #1 - Apr 3rd, 2019 at 7:33pm
 
And yes with the scourge tassel, his armor has to cover his body.
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Reply #2 - Apr 3rd, 2019 at 10:57pm
 
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sounds cool, what's his back story?
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Reply #3 - Apr 4th, 2019 at 6:48am
 
so something like a chain-whip-sword with an offset middle pouch might work.
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Reply #4 - Apr 4th, 2019 at 8:51pm
 
Basically that's what this guy's sling is. Kinda like a modded chain weapon.

I haven't thought of the guy too much, other than he's a nephilim blessed by several gods to do the things he does. Was a legendary figure that armies feared for his reputation of being "indestructible", not just with armor, but many could not even touch him or even enter within at least 50 meters of him due to the accuracy. Essentially as a warrior he was the "Goliath" except with better armor, and perhaps less of jerk. Smiley
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Reply #5 - Apr 4th, 2019 at 8:56pm
 
And used a sling. Yet another Goliath subversion.
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Reply #6 - Apr 8th, 2019 at 6:36am
 
The Celestial Paladin wrote on Apr 4th, 2019 at 8:51pm:
Basically that's what this guy's sling is. Kinda like a modded chain weapon.

I haven't thought of the guy too much, other than he's a nephilim blessed by several gods to do the things he does. Was a legendary figure that armies feared for his reputation of being "indestructible", not just with armor, but many could not even touch him or even enter within at least 50 meters of him due to the accuracy. Essentially as a warrior he was the "Goliath" except with better armor, and perhaps less of jerk. Smiley



sounds like luis whistle
also bear in mind that with a sling accuray trumps strength every time.
So he'll need an accuracy superpower. No use being able to sling a 30 lb rock, if you can't hit diddly squat Smiley and also to hit anything at any kind of distance, exceptional eyesight is also a must.
can't hit what you can't see (well not intentionally, anyway) Smiley
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Reply #7 - Apr 8th, 2019 at 10:39am
 
Best slingers usually started very young, like as a sheep or cattle herder, which usually means peasant background or possibly some type of nomadic history.

Social elites usually used more expensive weapons, they were usually not just more effective, they were also a sign of status.
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Reply #8 - Apr 8th, 2019 at 11:44am
 
There have been a few things brought up describing what the hero will be armed with and able to do.  Have you given any thought to what he may not do so well, or any weakness that he may have?  You know, the dreaded Achilles heel.

A weakness could also come in to play if/when you're putting together a nemesis for this hero.  Which brings up an interesting question.  If you were going up against a powerful and armored hero, who could take you out with his sling at 50 m, what would you want to be armed with?  Likely a shield.  Perhaps another range weapon?
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Reply #9 - Apr 9th, 2019 at 8:14pm
 
This character isn't a main character, in fact he's kinda a "historical bias" type character, his legacy was that basically just because he hadn't died in battle, he's just a bit of a power fantasy people of this world (that I'm creating) aspire to. Sorta like how people misconceived the 1300 Spartans into 300 fighting millions of Persians, but we today don't know the truth behind the 1300 as it still sounds like they fought millions of Persians based on what Greeks tell us.

The only thing concrete about this guy's story is (it's actually the game I've been creatively [not coding or anything] developing) you can find his armor in a barren field. That's the only absolute I intend.
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Reply #10 - Apr 9th, 2019 at 8:21pm
 
Hypothetically, you would want a sturdy shield, probably should be an all around brawn monster if you hope to take the guy down, as perhaps the counter equipment would be ridiculously heavy.
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