[MUD-Dev] Git out the boar spear, Martha!
cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Tue Jul 1 10:58:46 New Zealand Standard Time 1997
: eg Bubba hunter sees an antelope. Bubba starts jogging toward the
:antelope. He approaches the antelope. The antelope startles, jumps,
:and runs away like the clappers. Bubba keeps trotting after the
:antelope. He approaches the antelope. The beast startles, jumps, and
:runs away like the clappers. Bubba continues jogging after it. It
:doesn't take all that long at all before you have one compleatly
:winded antelope (if not actually dead from strain -- it happens not
:infrequently) that Bubba can just walk on up to and hit over the head
:with a nearby rock while it struggles to breathe.
:Several "primitive" tribes continue to hunt this way to this day.
Hmm. That may work with a number of prey species, but it clearly isn't
going to work with trying to hunt a horse! Probably not a buffalo either.
I was going to suggest that it wouldn't work with anything that massed
much more than a human, but I seem to recall that it works not bad for
elephants and giraffes. Interesting.
Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
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