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21st May 2016, 6:00 AM
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Candy From Babies
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Newbiespud 21st May 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Cute and adorable is kind of a tough sell in a tabletop game. In a system where half the rules are devoted to violence, anything that's deliberately too cute rings alarm bells, and things that are "merely" "cute" become boring or annoying. One way to go about it is to establish a character with hardcore traits first and then reveal the cute qualities. It can be disarming if done right.

The rewards are potent if you can pull it off. Players will go to greater lengths for a character that legitimately warms the heart than for a character that is merely good.

44 Comments:

Masterweaver 21st May 2016, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Masterweaver
We're talking about the Wuvcats aren't we.
Digo Dragon 21st May 2016, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I personally think those go in the annoyingly cute category. XD
Well, maybe not annoying in of themselves, but with how many times the party tries to weaponize them.
Newbiespud 21st May 2016, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
I think I more had Golden Crown in mind when I wrote that.
Classic Steve 21st May 2016, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Darn it, Google isn't helping me with "wuvcats" or "Golden Crown."
Someone 21st May 2016, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
Golden Crown is one of the NPC's in Spud's "Fallout is Dragons" campaign, a little filly crimelord who used to rule the town of ribcage with an iron hoof. She was also terribly adorable.
Wuvcats is a name given in the same campaign to the cat-critters from the "Return of Queen Chrysalis" arc from the IDW comics.
Evilbob 21st May 2016, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Evilbob
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If you guys got suckered by a cute filly crimelord who ruled a town with an iron hoof... I don't know what to tell you.

I mean, unless that crimelord and iron hoof part was a hyperbole...
It ain't cute to be evil, or violent, or sadistic, or autocratic.
SMITE EVIL!!! Or I guess, attempt therapy if you have the time and resources...
Digo Dragon 21st May 2016, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I had a hard time trying to think of Golden as cute. All I could get is "Comely with a decent mane comb."
Space Jawa 21st May 2016, 2:39 PM edit delete