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I don't get the reduction of APP as you get older. Why is my age affecting my ability to be charming? Especially for people the same age. I'm 47 and certainly don't think other late 40 year olds look uglier than they did ten years ago. I certainly dress much snapper than I did in my twenties. Plus I think some folk get more beautiful or handsome with age.

I kinda get it if I'm dealing with young folk, but really is the old lady in the shop going to judge me when I'm still twenty years younger than her?

 

(I don't use this in my games, so i'm just interested in why its a thing in the first place. I get the reduction of Str, con and or Dex.)

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1 hour ago, Iskallor said:

Why is my age affecting my ability to be charming

There's a whole comedy genre based on this. Google miserable old git pictures or grumpy old people pictures, Father Jack, Stadler and Wardolf, Victor Meldrew, etc.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-e-wyer/men-and-grumpiness_b_5266944.html

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Bear in mind, this is for a horror game set in the 1920s.

People looked a lot older back then, by and large. My grandparents looked a lot older than my parents do at the same age, the further back you go, the older people looked when they got older.

While the Grey Fox is not recent, Old Crones wrre far more common, I think.

But, that is one of the rules that I would either enforce, ignore or house rule, depending on how I felt on the day.

In any case, how manty CoC PCs/Investigators reach a grand old age?

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It's a sign of the times that at first reading of the title I took the topic to be abut an app that reduces your apparent age.  :mellow:

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