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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:41 am 
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Wayist

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According to this: https://te4.org/wiki/Character_sheet#Size
Currently the size only matters for some skills, and only bigger sizes are beneficial.

Here's some ideas for the ignored size system -

1. If you are more than 3 sizes smaller than the opponent (Eg. size 1 vs size 4+), you will lower the throws/accuracy of opponent - Imagine a bee humming inside an elephant's nose.
2. Tiny and small has some restrictions, as well has gargantuan - they cannot wield some items -

a. Tiny cannot wield heavy armor and most 2-handed items normally (the latter can be done using magic/willpower or by having Psychokinetic abilities), and wield normal 1-handed items as 2-handed, offhand items as 1-handed. They have their own items tailored to them specially, though.
b. Small simply have penalty on longbows
c. Gargantuan cannot wield normal armors - unless something specially tailored for them.

3. There are items which decrease the current size temporarily, just like the current egoed armor/belt.


Race: Pixie/Fairy/Fae (tiny)

Has superior magic and cunning bonus, cannot choose some of the classes like skrimisher and bulwark - but the associated talents can be learnt in game, as an adventurer or so, after increasing size using items.

They have their own community selling items for tiny sized creatures.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:42 am 
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Perhaps Gargantuan should get a movement speed penalty in single width corridors and a movement speed bonus in open spaces.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:36 am 
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If I may add to the list:

4. Take Down and Hurricane Throw from the Technique/Grappling tree could have their damage scaled with size. Bigger size means more damage, while smaller size means less damage. Throwing around a gargantuan dragon should be more punishing (and more satisfying!) than throwing around a tiny ant..

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