An atlatl is a cross between a thrown weapon and a projectile weapon. It users a flat, thin board made of wood or antler, ranging from 1 to 3 feet long. One end is held in the hand while the butt of a light spear 2 to 3 feet long, is placed in a groove at the other end. At the end of the groove is a raised spur or pin to hold the bottom of the spear in place. You hold the loaded spear and handle and of the atlatl in the same hand. With a sidearm or overhead throw, you propel the spear with a force greater than that of a hand-thrown spear. The atlatl often has a carved stone weight attached to the board's underside, and many feature a thong of hide or cord to attach to the hand.
|Martial Weapon - Ranged|
|Range Inc||50 ft.|
Preferred weapon of: No known deity.