Finger crossbow

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Thankgoodness, we finally have something to fight off the coming pickle invasion.

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Is that a semen recipe?

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Ralphie: I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model finger crossbow! Oooohhh!

Mother: No. You’ll shoot your pickle off.

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We await the thumb trebuchet with great expectations
(“but what appendage does that leave whereupon i may mount my harpax??”)

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This thread descended rapidly. Back to the original post, it’s a very cool crossbow.

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Well, it is after it’s been in the water.

(Sorry - yes it IS a very cool gizmo. Method of making looks obvious but needs an instructable nonetheless.)

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Tell me the guy doesn’t look like someone who would build a miniature trebuchet.

JMHO. There’s only so much that can be squeezed from a story about a finger-crossbow. :smiling_imp:

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Cans I get, but pickles? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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Sixfinger was about due for an upgrade.

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Maybe an enemy using a lower tech, more subtle tool to try to take down Rick Sanchez would surprise (or just amuse) him.

Finally my illusionist gnome or halfling acrobat thief characters can be even more annoying in combat, or during a banquet.

“The barbed bolt on my finger crossbow has a thin strand of giant spider silk attached to it. I fire it at the largest olive across the table.”

Roll …

“Pardon me Dutchess, could you pass me the olive I was aiming for, or perhaps just pass the whole crudités plate. I am sure that the bleeding will stop soon and that there won’t be the slightest blemish by morning.”

Roll …

“Thank you; you are quite kind. And what a lovely shade of green your blood is. So rarely seen in polite society these days.”

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Depending on the pickle.

pickle

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That pun was a bit near the knuckle.

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It was. You nailed it.

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Came for Pickle Rick, leaving satisfied.

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