Hi team, and happy Tuesday! Today’s LTP is inspired by an IM conversation I had with a friend that ended up, as IM convos are wont to do, with a discussion of our decisions and choices in a post-apocalyptic world. Assuming the world’s been undone by the kind of disaster that we’d want to survive, we were thinking about the kind of things we’d use to protect ourselves.
As a scrawny, not-particularly-graceful person, I’d assumed I should stick with a long range weapon like a bow-and-arrow. But, there are two problems with that plan. First, there’s the issue of reloading. While Legolas made it look totally badass to approach fallen foes and retrieve the used arrows from their lifeless corpses, I don’t think I’d have the stomach for that. Second, repeatedly deploying a bow and arrow requires more arm strength than I currently posess.
And so it was that I settled on a small sword, perhaps a cutlass, as my weapon of choice. I still think my main strategy would be to avoid conflict if at all possible, but if cornered I could probably unleash some kind of quick attack against larger, slower foes.
What say you, Persephoneers? Has anyone given this as much thought? Even if you haven’t, what would you want to use to protect yourself in a barren, lawless society?