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Old 10-05-2017, 01:47 PM   #11
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GURPS Malboro isn't so easy. As a plant, it probably has No Brain, and probably has No Eyes besides (it technically does have eyes, but you'd have to poke so many out to actually inconvenience it you might as well say No Eyes). It may have Extra Arms, with all its arms having Flexible (being tentacles and all), but it typically only attacks with its mouth, which may have extra Striking ST and certainly has Born Biter. It arguably has Born Biter 5, as it's basically just a giant face. Bad Breath is a large series of Linked Afflictions with Area Effect, Blood Agent, and Selective. While in Final Fantasy it tends to bite and retreat, in GURPS it would probably bite the target, turn this into a grapple, and worry away until the target was in two pieces.
I'd say this is a good start, but to this, I'd also add
  • immunity to metabolic hazards
  • High stealth
  • High speed
  • Constriction attacks with cyclic toxic damage (malboro tentacles are a recurring fixture in the Final Fantasy series.) Or a kinder GM just might give them very long flexible strikers/arms.
  • 360 degree vision, with the eyestalks limitation.


In the games where they are apex level encounters they tend to start the battle with a sneak attack, which tends to be the overwhelming status affliction move.
They tend to have a lot of HP, but not a lot of dodging... GURPS would probably convert this to ablative DR, or calculate HP as if it were homogeneous.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:10 PM   #12
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A quick Google search for GURPS Displacer Beast gives several results, here's a pretty decent one. Note that version, because it uses Defensive Obscure, has the added benefit of allowing close allies to benefit from the displacement as well. GURPS Malboro isn't so easy (...)
Well, I actually checked this guide. The displacer beast is magnificent indeed. Thank you.

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I'd say this is a good start, but to this, I'd also (...)
The Marlboro, I am starting to build it. But its profile says it weights about 70 tons and it is about 30 ft height... So it is SM 4, how am I supposed to deal with this (character creation wise)?

As a quick reference, these measures are 1/3 the weight & height of an average great whale.

On the other hand, the average weight for a human is 137 lbs. if the average human (GURPS wise) has 10 ST, then I could estimate ST using its heavy encumbrance level which is 120 lbs. (more or less is carrying another person of your weight).

- A human @ 137 lbs has 10 ST, and might carry 120 lbs. heavily encumbered, thus...
- A Marlboro @ 137,000 lbs. should have 315 ST, to carry 120,000 lbs.

Ideas?

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Old 10-06-2017, 03:41 PM   #13
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It's a plant, therefore homogeneous; just use the Homogeneous and Unliving HP table.

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It's a plant, therefore homogeneous; just use the HP and DR table.
Do you mean this for the whole character, or only HP and DR calculations?
In what page was this table?
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Do you mean this for the whole character, or only HP and DR calculations?
ST is usually going to equal HP. Plants usually have IQ and DX 0, Doesn't Eat (Photosynthesis), Injury Tolerance (Homogeneous), No Legs (Sessile), and No Manipulators. Obviously fantasy man-eating plants are going to have some differences depending on body plan and how animated they are.
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In what page was this table?
A GURPS index I am not, but it is one of tables in the Appendix in Campaigns.
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ST is usually going to equal HP. Plants usually have IQ and DX 0, Doesn't Eat (Photosynthesis), Injury Tolerance (Homogeneous), No Legs (Sessile), and No Manipulators. Obviously fantasy man-eating plants are going to have some differences depending on body plan and how animated they are.
A GURPS index I am not, but it is one of tables in the Appendix in Campaigns.
Oh this sounds great, will check it, thank you.
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