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Newbiespud 31st Aug 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Any tabletop stories about that? Having trouble proving your character can do what they do? Or maybe stories of proving some gormless doubters wrong in spectacular ways.

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ANW 31st Aug 2017, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Tomorrow is September.
I have a bit of plan for this one.
Every update until the 30th, I will post 1 2 or 3 questions.
The first one to get the question right will earn a MMMM cupcake.
At the end of the month, who ever gets the most right will get a special prize.
The questions will be about the comic MLP and tabletop games.
First questions appears in 2 hours.
albedoequals1 31st Aug 2017, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
I haven't had to prove my character's abilities to an NPC that I can recall, but I have had times I wanted to keep them secret. Like when I was a ranger and my favored enemy included the rest of the party and myself. :P
Digo Dragon 31st Aug 2017, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Pretty much any earth pony in an RPG system? XD

I mean, when the other races can fly or naturally cast spells, how do you keep up with that? What do you gotta do as a relatively mundane earth pony to stand out just as well as the others? turns out quite a lot of work is involved.
Robin Bobcat 31st Aug 2017, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Or just, say, lift up the corner of a house?
Digo Dragon 31st Aug 2017, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
How I wish some systems would just do SOMETHING like super strength.
Registered 31st Aug 2017, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
In a game I used to run, Earth Ponies were carnivores and pretty good ones at that.

They had high str and would use that to leap ungodly far and high, snatching gryphons out of the air (pegasi were mostly spared from them because they lived out on the sea eating mostly fish). They'd also used rock-throwing to often just outright kill prey or at least destroy their shields (in the case of unicorns).

If that tactic fails, they can enter combat directly. Getting hoof stomped hurt and their teeth were designed to regrow easily and rip whole chunks out of their victims should said victim manage to get them off, which didn't happen all too often.
A side-effect of their high con was also that they didn't have to worry about most poisons and diseases, so their salvia wasn't antibacterial or anything and would likely infect their prey with diseases. That also allowed them to have a good relationship with a plant called "Ratberries", which were harmless (though also not nutritious) to earth ponies, but a deadly anticoagulant for other races.

Finally, if all else fails, their high endurance made them second-to-none persistence hunters, not to mention that their magic allowed them to require 1/10th of the food and water a normal creature of their size needs to live... And only about half the sleep. They also get to store fat better.

Typically, when they fid a herd of herbivores, they start throwing rocks to get a few quick kills, dash out to try biting additional prey, injuring and infecting or outright killing them until they flee. Then, if they got only one per pack or less, they will unhinge their jaws to swallow the dead or unconscious and helpless victims whole, split up and go to pursue one of the other members of the prey-herd until it dies of exhaustion and they can eat it too.

I think the stone-throwing would be the most applicable in your situation, but a high poison-resistance can work too if you work with poisons yourself.
Digo Dragon 1st Sep 2017, 7:18 AM