How noisy is smokepowder? Is it as loud as gunpowder? Just wondering how hesitant Jarlaxle’s gunslingers would be to discharge their pistols in Waterdeep. Just as noisy, but the "blast" sound from smokepowder weapons tends to be lower-pitched than gunpowder blasts. So, loud thumps rather than sharp "cracks." Yet just as unusual when echoing in city streets and alleys, unless one is near a forge or stamping mill.
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) December 7, 2018