Rod of Shooting

Adding guns to fantasy roleplaying games breaks a lot of people’s immersions. Despite firearms have a long history in medieval Europe: simple firearms have been around since the 12th Century, with even earlier examples in China. Mechanically, guns can work fairly easily, being functionally identical to wands. Instead of pointing a wand and saying a magic world to unleash a bolt of pure magical energy, you squeeze a trigger and, ahem, bust a cap. This is often made more complicated, with bullets penetrating armour or dealing high damage, despite sharpened crossbow bolts also being able to punch through metal armour and kill as effectively as a bullet.