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Newbiespud 29th May 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
This is a dangerous stunt for a DM to pull, I feel. For the most part, the player characters are the domain of the players alone, and the most fundamental aspects that bring them the most joy are not to be trifled with at the DM's whim. Taking away those toys by surprise is a quick route to anger.

Frankly, I wouldn't have the guts to do this in one of my games. But here we are, exploring another path.

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Guest 29th May 2018, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
What's worse is when the DM doesn't think things through.

"Okay... so... Let me unpack this. We all wake up, sans equipment. No roll to discover the kidnapping, or anything. The Monk isn't affected, fine. the Wizard is still able to prepare spells today, and has eschew materials, alright. the warrior is a little hosed without his weapon, but all his feats still work...


I'M A MAVERICK GUNSLINGER. ALL MY CLASS FEATURES DEPEND ON HAVING NOT JUST -A- GUN... BUT -MY- GUN. everyone else can scavenge for a weapon, but I have to find something finesseable to have a chance with my backup feats. Okay, I can do CARD TRICKS without the gun, but seriously?
CrowMagnon 29th May 2018, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
DM: "I mean, what am I supposed to do? Take your legs?"
Speeddemon 29th May 2018, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
Honestly, taking away his legs feels like it would be less punishing. I've played an archer ranger before, and I know if had to choose between losing all my weapons or legs, well, it was nice knowing you legs. For this gunslinger it seems even worse. If he had a gun but no legs at least the fighter would be able to carry him around to let him shoot at stuff.
Guest 30th May 2018, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Basically, I mostly was using my high dex-score to fake being a rogue (complete with passive-agressive picking up everything that might be useful) that whole delve.

I ended up leaving that game a few months later, as one of the other players thought I was constantly cross with her. I was the only one who wasn't in the room with the rest, and I was triggering a trauma when I muted my mic to eat chips between my rounds.
Digo Dragon 30th May 2018, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I think this comic page perfectly expresses my issues with how many systems handle Earth Pony racial traits (i.e. don't really have anything that stands out as uniquely theirs).
cedric13sai 30th May 2018, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
They don't? You'd think things like +1 to STR and/or CON would be standard fare.
Digo Dragon 31st May 2018, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
For systems that do racial stat adjustments, usually all three pony tribes get something there. EPs usually get STR/CON bonus, Unicorns might see a bonus to INT, and Pegasi probably get DEX or even CHA.

What I mean are unique abilities that aren't easily duplicated. Unicorns get spells, Pegasi can fly, and EPs get...? I suppo