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9/15/2017 11:52 am  #1


Few Game Questions

1) If texting a number for a population of a village, for example; does this include children?

2) What age does an Orc reach maturity?

3) What are the official abbreviations for the Classes; Example Ftr = Fighter, Thf = Thief, etc. ?

4) I think it was my presumption; but I not think I the only one (Blackadder23?); but do Bird-men have arms and hands, I guessing they do not; but I think if they do not; I will still be supplying them a set in my game?
 

 

9/15/2017 7:46 pm  #2


Re: Few Game Questions

Howdy, Caveman. Here are my mostly unofficial answers:

​1) I think population figures generally include only adults.

​2) I suggest orcs reach maturity in their early teens, much like men. (They are, after all, descended from men.) Of course, they're irredeemably Evil from birth and should be slaughtered on the teat. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

​3) Class names generally are spelt in full. The only "official" abbreviations are for the schools of sorcery: mag = magician, cry = cryomancer, ill = illusionist, nec = necromancer, pyr = pyromancer, wch = witch, clr = cleric, and drd = druid.

​4) I do not believe bird-men have arms.

 

9/15/2017 7:48 pm  #3


Re: Few Game Questions

Make it up! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


My unofficial wise-arse answers:
1) I suppose it depends on what the person who's sending the text wants it to be http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png

2) When the Family Warg says so!
3) FMCTBBCPRWINPWDMPSAABLS(CPHRB?). Wait... I don't think that's what you wanted...
4) They have wings, man! Presumably from their worship of the great Crimson Bull,


"I, Satampra Zeiros of Uzuldaroum, shall write with my left hand, since I have no longer any other, the tale of everything that befell Tirouv Ompallios and myself in the shrine of the god Tsathoggua..."
 

9/16/2017 5:41 am  #4


Re: Few Game Questions

DMPrata wrote:

Howdy, Caveman. Here are my mostly unofficial answers:

​1) I think population figures generally include only adults.

​2) I suggest orcs reach maturity in their early teens, much like men. (They are, after all, descended from men.) Of course, they're irredeemably Evil from birth and should be slaughtered on the teat. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

​3) Class names generally are spelt in full. The only "official" abbreviations are for the schools of sorcery: mag = magician, cry = cryomancer, ill = illusionist, nec = necromancer, pyr = pyromancer, wch = witch, clr = cleric, and drd = druid.

​4) I do not believe bird-men have arms.

1) Okay, sorted!
2) Yeah, a bit more realistic, I probably allow them to mature just slightly faster than human, by a year or two.
3) Cheers, I take note; perhaps, get a few more from Jeff, I got a plan!
4) Yeah, thought they might, but some evil sorcerer has been experimenting on them and given them arms!
 

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9/16/2017 5:42 am  #5


Re: Few Game Questions

foxroe wrote:

Make it up! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


My unofficial wise-arse answers:
1) I suppose it depends on what the person who's sending the text wants it to be http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png

2) When the Family Warg says so!
3) FMCTBBCPRWINPWDMPSAABLS(CPHRB?). Wait... I don't think that's what you wanted...
4) They have wings, man! Presumably from their worship of the great Crimson Bull,

Thanks Foxroe, that helps!

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9/16/2017 4:26 pm  #6


Re: Few Game Questions

You are correct that I gave bird-men arms in my own campaign (and thus the ability to readily use weapons).


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
 

9/17/2017 4:13 am  #7


Re: Few Game Questions

Blackadder23 wrote:

You are correct that I gave bird-men arms in my own campaign (and thus the ability to readily use weapons).

Yes, I prefer it myself; made them a little more braver; but still cowardly in most part! I kind of base them on the bird-men from Dark Crystal film, they are cruel and malicious and I think this complements the setting; as a good humanoid antagonist-type in Hyperborea dark mythos! 

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9/17/2017 6:35 am  #8


Re: Few Game Questions

Blackadder23 wrote:

You are correct that I gave bird-men arms in my own campaign (and thus the ability to readily use weapons).

I'm certainly not opposed to adding arms, but as an alternative, one could also rule that the bird-man's leg talon dexterity and strength is sufficient to wield and attack with a weapon while in flight. 


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

9/17/2017 12:19 pm  #9


Re: Few Game Questions

Chainsaw wrote:

I'm certainly not opposed to adding arms, but as an alternative, one could also rule that the bird-man's leg talon dexterity and strength is sufficient to wield and attack with a weapon while in flight.

Yeah, I did think about that; but just want them shooting bow and crossbow and it got a bit stressful (for them and me)!

Also if they can take Classes, it best if they had arms for the finer work!
 

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10/05/2017 7:05 am  #10


Re: Few Game Questions

Found this: City-state of Orcust (2E; Page: 536) Orc maturity is about 10 years.

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10/11/2017 5:56 am  #11


Re: Few Game Questions

Near Gal Hills, what I call "Little Italy;" is this part of the Gal Hills by folk's perception, or a no-man's land?

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10/11/2017 8:36 am  #12


Re: Few Game Questions

Caveman wrote:

what I call "Little Italy;"


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

10/12/2017 4:36 am  #13


Re: Few Game Questions

"What can you do?"

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