Queen of Nowhere (lissa_quon) wrote in little_details,
Queen of Nowhere

Limitations of a Peg Leg

Setting: I'm working on a project that involves pirates, in a setting thats more or less 18th century technology wise, medical or otherwise. There are slight technological advancements that are beyond 18th century tech but they probably wouldn't reach the under privileged/ criminal underworld.

Question: So in this setting, I've got a guy who has lost a leg. It was amputated below the knee and replaced with a peg leg or equivalent thereof.

My question is that of mobility.

Would he need crutches or a cane to walk? Could he walk on his own? How likely would he be able to fight (with something other than a pistol), if at all? He was a swordsman of sorts before he lost his leg, would he be able to do any of that afterwards?

Searching: I tried searching for "mobility with peg leg" "limitations peg leg" "handicap peg leg" and have so far found the definition of a peg leg, a forum post of some GM trying to figure out what penalties to assign such a character and a fundraiser for a beagle who needs a peg leg.

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