The next installment of the Master at Arms series highlights an often-overlooked missile weapon in the d20 system: the composite shortbow. Historically, a weapon of horse archers and charioteers, the composite shortbow packs as much punch as a longbow in a much smaller frame. The ironstrike archer prestige class allows an archer to take advantage of the composite shortbow’s great versatility, power, accuracy, and speed. Ironstrike archers are adept at firing their shortbows from horseback, sniping at enemies from cover, or simply feathering their enemies with arrow after arrow after arrow.
So shoot faster, shoot farther, and shoot harder than any shortbow archer has a right to with Blackdirge Publishing and Master at Arms: Ironstrike Archer.
Master at Arms – Ironstrike Archer contains 7 pages of new d20 material, which includes the following:
- A historical look at the composite shortbow
- Author’s design notes
- The ironstrike archer prestige class
- Indarra Whisperwood, a versatile horseman, scout, and ironstrike archer
- A new magic item: arrows of expansion
- Illustration by Jesse Mohn