Crossbow of Multiplication.May be either light or heavy, and uses the range of fire of the proper class. However, the weapon creates its own bolts. These are treated as +0, +0 magic bolts but can hit any target capable of being damaged at all by physical weapons (even those, for example, which can only be hurt by +3 weapons or by blunt weapons). Bolts disappear after hitting or missing. On each shot, roll a 20-sided die for the number of bolts fired, subtracting 5. Results of 5 or less are treated as 0 (that is, there is a 25% chance the crossbow will fire nothing at all—otherwise, it fires 1 to 15 bolts). The bolts spread out in an even cone in a forward direction, from a single bolt straight ahead to 15 in a 90-degree cone. Therefore, unless the target is very wide or very close, no more than 1 or 2 bolts will strike a single target.
After reading it, I was like, this is way too powerful for a low level campaign. But then after reading it a few times, It isn’t so bad. So it shoot a lot of bolts..big deal… Will it hit things? There is a 25% chance to no bolts come out and do nothing. Otherwise 1 to 15 bolts come out to attack my target area, but unless its a big old fat monster, only a bolt or two will hit. So it gets a bonus for looking cool and seeming like an advantage, and double bonus it only will hit one target. Triple bonus is if you have a knuckle head in your group that fires this into combat, its going to hit the whole party lol.
The only advantage a player has on this item, is if they get put up against 5 monsters at once and get first attack or its a really large monster, like a giant or a dragon.