Druid restrictions on weapons that they may use has always seemed flimsy at best to us, especially in the case of weapons such as bows. The rulebooks have always provided vague reasoning related to oaths and metals and unnatural substances which have always seemed more like a hold-over from the first days of AD&D than sensible reasoning. It has escaped us why a druid would be allowed to wield a steel scimitar with no ill effect, yet cannot wield a short or long sword without temporarily losing his powers. Druids that are played as having made gear related oaths are welcomed to continue down that path, but druids in general will not be restricted to starting druid weapons if they do not wish to be so restricted. Therefore, we have made a rule change that will allow druids to learn to wield any type of weapon (the appropriate feat must still be bought).