Krulle wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:16 am
Generic wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:24 am
WearsHats wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:55 am
Yeah. If it's dense matter, it's heavy. But clearly that's not the case because Forgath's beard doesn't seem to be extra heavy. [...]
Beards are not heavy to begin with. For a beards weight to be noticable on Forgath I think it would need to be super dense. I am sure he could haul around a beard five times the normal weight, noone the wiser. A five times heavier lower body though...
It comes with a magically strangthened lower body, so it won't change much (unless she starts hanging her body on her arms), but the neck muscles supporting the head and the heavier beard would not have been magically reinforced, there it could matter a lot.
But in the end, those are characters, bags of HP. If the character sheet now says "magical beard from a "dense" material - +X DEF" then it's just that, and the rest of the body will still perform it's normal functions, the neck will still support the head. And arms will still be strong enough to support the whole body when hanging somewhere.
But, Tworgath could gain roleplaying XP, by stating that your character has neck problems and needs a neck/shoulder massage....
I must have a very wierd facial hair as mine only weighs a couple of grams, tops. Turn it to lead, 9 times higher density, I doubt it's weight would affect me much. I agree my beard is nowhere as large as Forgaths. (nor are my feet).
What would 9 snakes of Kin's diameter weigh? Now I am generous as snake has a lower density than horn (citation needed).
I think the bags of hp way of thinking would rob the comic of a lot of dread. Elli is relying quite a bit on body horror I think. People being unaffected by having half their body transformed to an alien material. By a Darth Evil version of a romantical interest none the less. Kin is a survivor of rape. A version of a guy she started to like just blew up her geniala and replaced them with gods know what. I wonder how she manages to get within a 10 foot pole distance from MinMax anymore. Especially considering he did grab the leash at one point.
So I refuse to think of bags of HP. It would cheapen loss of ears, hands, goblindom, rails, writing on foreheads, fused victims to murderer, legless Yala, melting arms, fused Klik parts (warped and not), loss of wings, wooden rangers, loss of eyes, transparent demon markings, curses forcing people to intercourse on threat of death, rape leashes(still being there), guards being put through salad shooters, being turned into snakes, being crushed by armor etc.
Psymax himself did not seem to happy about the prospect of being turned into the stuff when he realized he would remain as such. (In his case it could be the remain part that was the terror.)