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Old 05-27-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
Steve Jackson
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Really, their IQ should be 7, not 6, because it was never intended that they be incompetent with weapons . . .

At IQ 7 they still should not be Literate, so the slogans painted on their bodies are probably traditional and/or misspelled.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:29 PM   #2
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Upping the IQ on Prootwaddles must be part of the new "No Prootwaddle Left Behind" program LOL!

Were these characters ever seriously intended for actual play?

We always assumed, and treated them as an inside-joke, shared between the Game Company and the Gamers. We never used them, but we got plenty of mileage out of identifying who was, and who was not a Prootwaddle, in our town. All these years later, in a given situation, I can just look at any one of my old TFT buddies, and say: "He's obviously a Prootwaddle"; and we all bust-out laughing like we are 16 years old again; every time.

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Old 05-27-2018, 08:26 PM   #3
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We used them or the equivalent when necessary.

Having children or other "innocents" harass a strong character puts them in a bind and can lead to a whole adventure, and just like wasps can be the achilles'
heel to a Player who is trying to abuse the rules or is just being a PITA.
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:28 AM   #4
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We ALMOST never used them. I don't think other GM's put them anywhere in their worlds. One other GM had a lot of fun with hobgoblins (including making IQ 6 talents, such as Counting I, Counting II..., but Prootwaddles are even more ridiculous and pathetic.

I did put a few on my campaign maps, as low humor, but I don't think they came into play, my players gave me a hard time about them actually existing because they were unbelievable to them, and I kind of regretted putting them in. I already had more than enough low humor and nations and races (mostly hobgoblins) that were incompetent or dumb and basically targets for misfortune and/or something to look steeply down at and have be ridiculously ridiculous.

Not that their section and the idea of them isn't funny, but they seemed too silly even for us.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:05 AM   #5
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Like Jim we treated them as a something to read and laugh at, not something to use in a game. Like a closet drama that isn't intended to be produced.

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Really, their IQ should be 7, not 6, because it was never intended that they be incompetent with weapons
Or you could make more weapons IQ 6, so they can't learn to use a sword but can cope with a mace. Swords are supposed to require more skill than other melee weapons, aren't they?

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At IQ 7 they still should not be Literate, so the slogans painted on their bodies are probably traditional and/or misspelled.
I wrote up spells for IQ 7 prootwaddles who took up wizardry. Some of them explained how they managed to write slogans without being literate. https://tft.brainiac.com/pmwiki/pmwi...mDavidBofinger
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:02 AM   #6
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They always felt like someone was making fun of retarded people. A joke in very poor taste.

Warm regards, Rick.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:47 AM   #7
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I always interpreted them as dips&it hobbits, not intellectually disabled people.
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:43 PM   #8
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They were in fact based on the behavior of silly people at SCA camping events.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:54 PM   #9
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They were in fact based on the behavior of silly people at SCA camping events.
LOL!!! We knew it was an inside joke!... we just didn't know WHO the Prootwaddles were. I have to call my cousin immediately,.. Headline: PROOTWADDLES IDENTIFIED AT LAST.

ROFL!

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Old 05-29-2018, 10:29 AM   #10
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LOL!!! We knew it was an inside joke!... we just didn't know WHO the Prootwaddles were. I have to call my cousin immediately,.. Headline: PROOTWADDLES IDENTIFIED AT LAST.

ROFL!

JK
sorry for the question, what is a "SCA" camping event?
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