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Lighters in the Old World

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#1 Romus



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Was thinking it may be cool to have a character that has a lighter similar to a zippo lighter, perhaps crafted by a dwarf for him, but would never do it if it didn't fit the world … I was looking at this site of the history of lighters to come up with an idea.  Would anything like this be in the Old World, but very rare?



#2 dvang



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

It's doubtful. Remember that Warhammer is essentially a medieval Europe with magic. Maybe even bordering on the Renaissance timeframe.  In essence you are looking at a "realistic" timeframe maybe as late as 1700, more likely 1500-1600.

So, unless it involved magic, I wouldn't think that an easy-to-carry "zippo" like implement would be possible. Now, I suppose I could potentially see some sort of "large lighter" might be available. Like the Dobereiner's Lamp possibly.

Otherwise, Warhammer is really the world of Firestrikers and possibly Tinderboxes.

#3 Emirikol


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Here's how I'd rank this item in the scheme of things:

Poor quality matches

Average matches

Superior matches

Poor Quality Mechanical Sparker

Average Mechanical Sparker

Superior Mechanical Sparker



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