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Old 02-01-2018, 07:40 AM   #8
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Default Re: Reasonable ST Limits for SM -1 and -2 Characters

Originally Posted by Flyndaran View Post
Attributes are a very subjective topic even for strength.
Just look at what numbers people consider superhuman and you will get a huge variation in answers.

But for human proportions, just use what strength they'd be if average/default human male of around 5'8" and 150 lbs, then take half for SM-2 and 2/3 for SM-1.
Purely theoretical arguments for scaling ST tend to range from Length^1 to Length^1.5, so for SM -1 (70% height) from 0.7 to 0.58 and for SM -2 (50% height) from 0.5 to 0.35.

But note these have a key false assumption - that the geometry of everything is constant - in real animals various parts change shape differently as they get bigger or smaller. And a sometimes questionable one - that the efficiency of muscle tissue (and tissue resistance to damage) stays the same per unit volume - which is closer to true, but hardly guaranteed in real animals.
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