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POLL: Are Guns Appropriate in Fantasy Games?


372 votes were cast.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
no - too mundane
11
3%
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yes - guns are fun
35
9%
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yes - enjoy techno-fantasy
101
27%
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yes - other
97
26%
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yes - balances the game
11
3%
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no - don't fit the genre
89
24%
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no - doesn't make sense
12
3%
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no - too powerful
7
2%
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no - other
9
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Should designers include gunpowder hand-weapons in fantasy rules systems?

(Not including cannons - just flintlocks, muskets, and similar primitive hand-carried black powder weapons.)

no - too mundane

Guns are ordinary and boring. If you're going to add something, make it fantastic and interesting.

yes - guns are fun

I prefer games that feature guns.

yes - enjoy techno-fantasy

In my preferred fantasy setting, there's a mix of magic and technology.

yes - other

Yes, for reasons different than given in the other options.

yes - balances the game

Technology is needed to balance the game for low-magic armies and forces.

no - don't fit the genre

Muskets don't fit in with my concept of fantasy. They're not in my preferred fantasy universe.

no - doesn't make sense

It's ridiculous to insert gun technology in a fantasy world, without ripping up the background and designing from scratch.

no - too powerful

Handweapons are too powerful and dominate the game.

no - other

No, for reasons other than listed.