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    Playing since 1977, many systems
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  1. Though he uses modern not bronze age human weights. In the iron age Romans commented on how large Celts were. Same thing was said about vikings. Both may have been propaganda Size of people varies on cultural background and early diet. Average height of Japanese has increased markedly since WW2.
  2. A lot of the energy being transferred is related to speed not mass of horse Having done jousting in an English saddle, admittedly with stirrups, I'd argue you don't need a high pommel and cantle to stay on the horse Stirrup makes it easier to get on and off the horse. They're not essential for riding or staying on 2h weapons on horse is are difficult to use. Get into problems with interference of weapon and horse Trousers were associated with horse riders But you don't grip when riding. Use core muscles, balance and flow with horse
  3. Wouldn't a trickster bounce between the extremes. Dangerous sociopath, fun character and character that disrupts game all in one
  4. ajs

    Esrolian Assassin

    Not sure what it says about me but I could easily play one and wouldn't expect them to last very long
  5. ajs

    Esrolian Assassin

    I considered Eurmal but outlaw and most players not grasping the oddness made me reconsider
  6. ajs

    Esrolian Assassin

    Didn't think it fitted his idea
  7. ajs

    Esrolian Assassin

    The Initiate of Chalana Arroy was too far away to save the Humakt and had awful dice luck
  8. ajs

    Esrolian Assassin

    More of the latter. He was a bit unlucky but the group played it too much like a DnD encounter. I'm hoping they've learnt. I'm running the Adventure Book Scenario's.
  9. ajs

    Esrolian Assassin

    I'm aware of the difficulty in managing their expectations They've experienced one combat which ended badly for their Humakt Warrior
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    Esrolian Assassin

    They don't know enough of the world to know. They're coming from other RPGs so they want a sneaky, backstabbing thief Think Esrolian Orlanthi follower with thief background Exiled or escaped to Sartar
  11. Get the GMs pack and look at the adventure book. Good start point
  12. New player to RQG wants to play an Esrolian assassin Looking for ideas on possible occupations and cults
  13. I suspect the original poster has never ridden an animal The ability to stay on is related to come strength not being able to bench press. Being small can help, your centre of gravity is nearer the centre of gravity of the mount
  14. The expression better sight due to large eyes is incorrect. First you need to define better e.g. Prey animals have very good long distance vision but can't focus under their nose Flies are very good at detecting movement Raptors have great visual acuity, some have two fovea
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