|Dorothy Lindman Venture-Lieutenant, Washington—Seattle aka Gwen Smith|
The Fox wrote:Also, her short bow should be +4. Same problem, I'm guessing.
I believe she's taking the attack penalty on the bow because its hard for her to pull backOft over looked section under strength wrote:A Strength penalty, but not a bonus, applies to attacks made with a bow that is not a composite bow.
This could be eliminated after the first adventure or two by buying a composite bow.
Generally, the penalty is worse for a composite bow:
"If your Strength modifier is lower than the strength rating of the composite bow, you can't effectively use it, so you take a –2 penalty on attacks with it...If you have a negative modifier due to low Strength, apply it to damage rolls when you use a composite shortbow."
So it's unclear whether you'd add the Strength penalty, but you would definitely take the -2 penalty as well as the penalty to damage rolls. (I don't think you can make a composite bow with a negative Str rating...)