Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Kill it with fire!
Sometimes mundane weapons are not enough. Sometimes you have to kill it with fire! Some methods of dispensing fiery death follow:
Flamethrower: The classic, though heavy and cumbersome, not to mention explosively dangerous.
Molotov cocktails: Cheap and easy to make. Easily broken, which might pose difficulties when you find yourself soaked in gasoline in the middle of a literal firefight.
Flaregun: When you need range. Not exactly fast to reload though and probably not as powerful as some games would like you to assume.
Flare/Torch: Useful for light as well as desperate melee. Underwater flares can be extremely useful when facing your opponent is aquatic as well as flammable.
Spraycan-flamer: Another cheap and easy weapon, just an aerosol can and a lighter. Range or temperature probably not very optimal though.
Fireworks: Have fuses, so probably most useful as timers for other flammable explosives or as distractions.
Propane/gasoline cans: Common flammable/explosive canisters for jury-rigged bombs or wholesale arson.
Dragon's breath: Phosphorus rounds for shotguns. Turns the weapon into a miniature flamethrower, basically.
Phosphorus rounds: Explosive bullets treated with white phosphorus. Mostly smolder in the victim. Tracer rounds probably count too.
Incendiary grenades: Designed to setting things on fire, and this they do well.
Blowtorch: Hot as hell, though once again, low range and possibly hard to move if it has a separate gas tank.
Ovens/grills: Easy to forget, but extremely useful if you can wrangle the opponent into them and keep them immobile while their face melts.
Cigarettes: Burn long and stable, small and easily explained. Mostly useful for surprise attacks or to light fuses.
Infra-red blaster: Weapons that fire infra-red (heat) radiation. Used to boil retinas and make people blind. Banned by the Geneva convention.
Hot irons: Heat metal objects in the chimney or with the blowtorch. More useful if you can press it against your opponent.
High voltage: Extremely high voltage can cook flesh, as well as paralyze the opponent.
Lasers: Lasers can be hard to come by, but are effectively searing rays of light.
Sunlight:Sufficiently concentrated sunlight (via a mirror or a lens) can burn your opponent. Remember the ants and the magnifying glass?