Subject: Poisoned Weapons=Poisoned missiles? Mon 24 Aug 2009 - 21:25
So last week my Master of Poisons Dark Elf Pirate was busily coating his crossbow bolts with Dark Venom and I overhear from the next table. "The crossbow is St 4, St 5 with Dark Venom". And our new player replies, "you can't do that! Dark Venom can only be used on melee weapons." Hmmm. We've used it on missile weapons for years, but we've played rules wrong for years before. The rulebook gives the example of a poisoned sword but I didn't read anything prohibiting poisoning an arrow or bolt.
Only things I can't see it being used on are blackpowder weapons. Poisoned throwing knives, crossbows, javelins, bows are all fine. They have enough surface to coat in whatever poison while still holding the item, small lead balls don't.