Light Crossbows are smaller than most crossbows and therefore much easier to wield with greater versatility. They are not as powerful as their heavy crossbow counterparts, but can still be quite deadly in the proper hands.
- "The crossbow resembles a bow laid crosswise on a wood or metal shaft, and is favored for its versatility. The light crossbow variant is durable and reasonably easy to conceal, but lacks some of the punch of its larger cousin." (NWN "Examine" Description)
The light crossbow is a weapon in Dungeons & Dragons.