summacumnihil asked: What the heck kind of crossbows did the guards use in Episodes 30 & 31(I think)? Seemed like they hit really hard to me.
We’re thinking heavy crossbows (PHB 149), with an attack of 1d10+3. We’re basing this on the rolls that Scanlan took as a triceratops (ep31 p1. 0:22:00), which are as follows: 8, 13, 4, and 9. A view of the rest of the episode shows that 4 and 13 form the range, as well, which makes sense for a 1 and a 10, respectively. While these are still pretty brutal, all things considered, there was no multiattack for mere guards a(and crossbows are single-action only). Their only real strength were their numbers.