Firebombs were introduced sometime during the easter of 2003 as none
other then an "easter egg". An easter egg is a feature which
is mostly useless and is just a little something a developer puts in to
spice things up. For instance the very small chance that a player casting
an energy vortex will instead end up with a llama vortex (purple llama
graphic) is an easter egg.
As with most new items players tried to sell fire bombs as rares. But
word spread quickly and within a few days it was common knowledge what
these items were and how to make them. Just take a regular oil cloth
(which can be crafted by a tinkerer) and use it on a bottle of liquor
to make a fire bomb. You can then double-click the fire bomb and toss
it like an explosion potion. It creates a one tile fire field which lasts
about 8 seconds. This fire field does damage like a normal fire field
(and can get you guard whacked in trammel if you use it in town and a
blue npc walks over it). If you hold the fire bomb in your hand while
it explodes it does about 6-10 points damage (unarmored).
The following items can be made into firebombs. You need to fill them
with liquor first, then use an oil cloth on them. They are: bottle of
liquor, goblet, pewter mug, glass pitcher, and glasses.
Theoretically you could make anything into a fire bomb as long as it
can hold liquor. But be careful trying this on valuable items, because
these items will explode and be destroyed if double-clicked.
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