Would this ruling change be reasonable: blowgun does not reveal your location if you miss?

A blowgun is a martial ranged weapon with the loading property (not ignored by Crossbow Expert) with a 25/100 range that deals 1 + DEX damage.

It seems inferior in almost every aspect:

  • Damage: longbow if you have ranged proficiency, shortbow if not. Hand Crossbow if you have Crossbow Expert feat
  • One-handed: dagger or dart (20/60, rarely is that gonna be different from 25/100 range).
  • Poison: most poisons are too costly to use unless DM significantly adjusts the price. Also poisons that can be applied to blowgun needles can also be applied to other ammunitions like arrows and bolts!
  • Low damage incapacitating poison (to keep target alive): have your caster buddy do a Hold Person or save/suck spell. Also any melee attack can declare non-lethal if stealth isn't an issue.

Historically blowguns were very stealthy weapons, even more so than darts, so what if we added this rule: When you are hidden from a creature and miss it with a blowgun attack, making the attack doesn't reveal your position.

Now it becomes a niche weapon for rogues to apply sneak attack while staying hidden if they miss so they don't have to hide again. Yes, rogues aren't proficient in martial ranged weapons, but we can just tack that onto rogue proficiencies.

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Got this from a charity shop, looks like a cool souvenir but I can't find any information on it, are they blowgun darts? reddit.com/gallery/nm9t0r
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NidFact (fixed): Spinefist are connected to bioform's lungs via it's long tube-like "tail" & capable firing hail of neuro-toxin coated spines through the sharp exhalation of users. (Essentially glorified blowgun)
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Just ordered a Slock Master Blowgun!

Going to do a full review and personal feedback once the product arrives and I am able to put several hours into shooting it!

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What are some good blowgun recommendations?

The bowgun is a bit overwhelming with all the stats and stuff to take in. I've learned all about the ammo types and stats for them, but I just need a good bowgun to use. If any bowgun mains, be it light or heavy, have any suggestions for which one I should work towards and maybe a nice build for it, I'd very much appreciate the input.

Edit: I do have iceborne btw

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Full auto blowgun mag fed jolt anyone?

I made a thing

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4876062

https://preview.redd.it/kz0kgav84v271.png?width=465&format=png&auto=webp&s=1e8ecee527ece106d4ae9fb5c3a9a39cb59a29e4

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Making some feats for weapons that don't usually see a lot of use. First up: the Blowgun Adept feat.
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Balan Blowgun takes a new direction v.redd.it/ch4v82br84w61
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What size blowgun do you prefer and why? (.625 Caliber)

I personally love my 4ft but am going to experiment more with my 5ft CS Professional.

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Epic Blowgun

Stupid name, I know. But the user conjures up a huge blowgun that looks like a harmless water gun. But it can shoot numerous different things, such as bullets, glue, candy, water, poison, lava, powder, etc.

Drawback: the only ammunition it's included with are small things (ex: bullets) or liquid. However, you can put anything in yourself.

Catergory: conjuration, a bit of emittion

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Rogue wants a blowgun

Rules as written, is there any way for a human rogue (post Tasha’s) to gain proficiency with a blowgun (arguably the roguiest of weapons) without either taking a feat or multiclassing?

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The violent simp train that is Toe Blowgun youtu.be/MSXrrTyFr5I
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Heavy blowgun or light bowfin

I’ve just completed the main story and am ready to start Iceborn. I have only used a hunting horn for the main campaign and was thinking of switching to a blowgun for Iceborne. Any suggestions as to which is better/easier for a beginner to use?

Edit: Oof the autocorrect really went to town on my title.

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Got this from a charity shop, looks like a cool souvenir but I can't find any information on it, are they blowgun darts? reddit.com/gallery/nm9t0r
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Blowgun and Blowbot Idea

The Blowgun would allow the player to push away entities and objects utilizing compressed air. All bots (with the exeption of the Farmbot and Trashbot, or any big bot) and friendly entities would be able to be pushed resulting in them ragdolling, but not taking any damage. When fired at an object, it would push it away with a greater force than the Sledgehammer.

It would require Compressed Air Canisters to be fired, a new consumable item that is made out of 10 Metal Blocks. When used up, the canister would not just disappear, but rather change into a Empty Compressed Air Canister, which could be refilled in the Craftbot.

The only way to obtain it would be killing a Blowbot, a new bot that would spawn in Scrap City. It would not be very dangerous by itself, but it can utilize its Blowgun to push the player into more dangerous bots, like the Farmbots roaming Scrap City.

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is the blowgun exclusive to bad seed? DLC Bug?

today i was playing dead cells and got a legendary blowgun. wanted to check if it worked with the barbed tips on the wiki. found out it is exclusive to the Dlc. but i dont have the dlc. only dlc i have is the rise of the giant. this confused me since there shouldnt be a way that i can obtain it. i also have the royal gardeners outfit blueprint. found out that is exclusive to bad seed as well. can somebody explain?.

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Making some feats for weapons that don't usually see a lot of use. First up: the Blowgun Adept feat.
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Beulah - Emma Blowgun's Last Stand youtube.com/watch?v=JCctL…
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My DIY blowgun for small game, fishing, and frogs. New reel and better hunting darts are still in the works. reddit.com/gallery/nybwgq
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☠ [Jungles] Whispersong - A pipe/blowgun belongs to the trickster spirit Kachizel, a famous folk figure of myth. reddit.com/gallery/nhukbo
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blowgun truly is the deadliest zombie β€œalive”
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My creation of the blowgun Stryfe. No mods, just switched out the firing mech for some pvc.
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Was watching shotgun vids and thought i could make wax slugs for the blowgun been experimenting, they work and hit hard sometimes explode,might use these for small game
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Assassin trick: you can still use ghost weapon 1 while stay in invisibility right after chain vanish proc. So far, only blowgun can maintain invisibility while shooting darts at enemies. youtu.be/8XS-Lygd1AU
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[TOMT][PC GAME][late 90's early 2000's] Side scroller platformer. Jungle setting. Boy with blowgun as weapon. The blowgun had tranquilizer darts. Elephants with tusks as enemies.

This was my childhood game that I have been completely unable to find!

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PLA special forces blowgun that fires tranquilizer darts [1280 x 720]
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Thoughts on Blowgun?

First time trying out blowgun and I'm so stoked about it! Fits my playstyle perfectly! What do guys think?

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CO2 Revolver Blowgun

Iterating on my blowgun designs, I decided to tackle a classic mechanism: The Single Action Revolver.

This is a six shot, break action revolving cylinder gun that shoots the same 1 inch blow darts used in my Bolt Action Rifle and uses the same shells. Load six shells into the cylinder and screw in a CO2 cartridge, then pull the trigger to fire. Cocking the hammer back and releasing rotates the cylinder into the next position, readying for fire again.

This design was inspired by the Webley Revolver and has a similar form factor.

https://preview.redd.it/31gg974aj3071.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2eeaf93e90cc81c8332b92f3a472132c774f00ac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSjc8RC7HmA
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4810407

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Blowguns are fun reddit.com/gallery/n6whnu
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Printed blowgun mouthpiece and darts imgur.com/a/nld9HVq
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UFO passes by as I Blowgun a Bobcat
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Blowgun Master

I'm looking to build a character that deals the most damage with the blowgun. I'll be doing a Kensei Monk and the feats that I know I'll be taking are Sharpshooter and Crossbow Expert. Any advice on additional feats, should I multiclass, race help, etc. would be appreciated.

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Best blowgun ever!
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{The Griffon's Saddlebag} Murk Blowgun | Weapon (blowgun)
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[TOMT][VIDEO GAME][90'S/EARLY 2000'S] Obscure platformer/educational game on PC. Jungle setting. Boy with blowgun. Educational spelling or math.

When I was a kid in the early 2000s I got gifted a set of five or more used PC games. They came in those vintage big boxes. I remember them being in the same series, but I could be wrong. I played them on an old Windows computer (95/98 or something like that).

I have a few distinct memories. I'm not 100% sure if they are from a mixture of these games or just a single one. However, I've always thought they were from the same game.

What I recall:

  • It was set in a rainforest jungle.
  • A 2D side-scroller platformer. You controlled a shirtless jungle boy. Your weapon was a blowgun with tranquilizer darts. The enemies were elephants with big tusks.
  • An educational minigame. Stationary shot. Letters or numbers engraved on round wooden blocks that you interacted with. These blocks were in a row hanging on a string in the upper left corner of the screen.

I've already made a post about this over on tipofmyjoystick, but it did not get found. There are a few more details in that post.

Here are some of the similar games I've found (don't need to post these):

  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
  • Math Blaster Ages 9-12
  • Spelling Jungle
  • The Jungle Book
  • Tarzan
  • Flashback

Thanks in advance!

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Printed blowgun parts imgur.com/a/nld9HVq
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New player, just picked up the "start collecting: Skinks" box. Would gluing the spears and shields onto the Skinks prevent them from using the blowguns on the tabletop?

In other words, are the arms I choose to glue onto the models simply aesthetic choices, or would I need to make the decision based on the stats of the weapons if I ever wanted to play the tabletop game in the future? Thanks.

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Can a Blowgun be used as a Warlock's Pact Weapon?

What it says in the title. I want to use one for RP reasons, but I don't think I can create one as a pact weapon, even with Improved Pact Weapon.

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Song of Darts - Specific Magic Blowgun (48/83)
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The beheaded using the Blowgun, fanart, pen on paper, OC reddit.com/gallery/k3fc6u
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My first post was removed. Here is my NYC mice blowgun kill taxidermy. Hope you all enjoy. reddit.com/gallery/jlkejb
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Bad moon riding saved the day with blowgun imp! reddit.com/gallery/kei0yy
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3D Printed Bolt Action BlowGun

https://preview.redd.it/lwtqssmovfn61.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=38669cdc4e51bce6e5f834ae9c7f1a00c18d370d

https://reddit.com/link/m6gqkz/video/ai4sfixbohn61/player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JMBtlupqP0

Quarantine got me bored as hell so I came up with this: A bolt action blowgun / air rifle powered by CO2 canisters. Magazine fed with shell ejection, shooting 1 inch steel blow darts.

Files on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4795357

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