A Light Crossbow has a weight of 7 lbs, which is half the weight of a Heavy Crossbow, and the speed factor is also halved. The strength requirement of this weapon is 8, and it has a THAC0 bonus of -2. The only disadvantage, compared to the heavy variant, is that this weapon does not have a +2 bonus to the bolts' damage.
|“||A crossbow is a bow mounted crosswise on a wooden or metal shaft, the latter called a tiller. The bow is usually made of ash or yew. The crossbow fires a quarrel (also called a bolt).||”|