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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    Hey everyone, I'm trying to come up with a word for a Base Class I'm working on. It needs to be a word to define someone who uses projectile-based weapons to shoot people. However, the word itself needs to be vague so that it applies to a wide variety of ranged weapons, from guns to cannons to thrown weapons to bows.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Marksman? Shooty McShooter?
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    Projectilist?

    Yeah, completely weak but that's the best I can come up with off the top of my head. I'll think on it a bit more...

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    Sharpshooter.

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    Deadeye? Shootist? (That's a real word, I swear!)
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    How about the Trajectile Launcher?

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    Ranged Specialist... Ranged weapon-user. Ranged-user... Ranger!
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    Hawkeye? (Though that would involve quite a few M*A*S*H jokes.)
    Sharpshooter.
    Sniper.
    Distance specialist.
    Projectilemancer. (Which actually sounds kinda cool...)
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    Marksman is appropriately broad I think. However, it's difficult to apply that to artillery and even machine guns.

    'Shooter' is the broadest I can get, even if that doesn't seem to apply to ranged weapons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden-Esque View Post
    Hey everyone, I'm trying to come up with a word for a Base Class I'm working on. It needs to be a word to define someone who uses projectile-based weapons to shoot people. However, the word itself needs to be vague so that it applies to a wide variety of ranged weapons, from guns to cannons to thrown weapons to bows.

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Marksmen (although class already exists)?

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    caisson
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    carabineer
    chasseur
    fusileer
    grenadier
    marksman
    toxophilite

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    I like Hawkeye best, because of the M*A*S*H references. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cute_Riolu View Post
    I like Hawkeye best, because of the M*A*S*H references. :P
    Me too!
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    Bullseye?
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    Deadeye seems to fit nicely too me (like green suggested). It encompasses thrown weapons, bows, guns, and even artillery (though to be a deadeye with artillery you have to be really good).

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    Ballisteer.
    Trajectile Ballisteer.
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    Rocketeer.

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    Missile Master?
    Distance disciple?
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    +1 to Ballisteer and Ballistician.

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    Ballistomancer

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    Ballistomancer

    literally a wizard of ballistics.
    No, literaly it would be "Forseer of Throw" Not all that cool.


    Ballastician on the other hand...
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    Master Marksman
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    Archer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Innis Cabal View Post
    No, literaly it would be "Forseer of Throw" Not all that cool.


    Ballastician on the other hand...
    But in D&D the suffix means much more than diviner. When you here someone talk about a pyromancer, the most likely situation is not someone who sees the future using flames. While the more proper use is for those that see, it is also defined as those that do. This is mostly tied to the sectioining of casters, and in that regard the use of ballistomancer is certainly not incorrect.

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    Commando
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    Munitions Expert
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    Bandoleer
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    Worf.

    Sorry, really bad joke is bad.

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    Death from Afar (though that's terrible ).
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    Projectionist, if you have a magical equivalent.

    Sniper or Skirmisher, depending on if it's at close range or far.

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    Shlock mercenary: I think he is a good shot.

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    Sagitteer (or perhaps Sagittuer?)

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    Range Master
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