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Old 09-10-2018, 11:47 AM   #1
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An NPC is being described with the following:

"Although her hair extends below her feet, it bounces and sways with each step so that while it may look like it would entangle her legs it never touches the ground nor causes her to trip over it."

For a visual, think of Artemis, Diana's short-lived (in a very literal sense) "replacement" as Wonder Woman in the mid-'90s, who was consistently drawn with hair so long she was tripping over it, yet never hindered her in combat. (Nor used to strangle her, I note.) (Not the Artemis from the Young Justice cartoon, who is a dimensional counterpart of a second-generation DC comics villain.)

I'm thinking this would be a Perk along the same lines as Masked, Cloaked, etc.; it would also be available to various PCs. What would you call it?
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:49 AM   #2
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Rapunzel's Blessing.
I'd also allow this perk for old wise men with 5-foot beards, and call it something like Flawless Follicles.

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Old 09-10-2018, 12:51 PM   #3
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As a parallel to Cloaked or Masked, I'd call it "Tressed".
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:23 PM   #4
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Rapunzel's Blessing.
I'd also allow this perk for old wise men with 5-foot beards, and call it something like Flawless Follicles.
I like this. Also because my mind immediately jumped to Rapunzel (Disney version) when I read the description.
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:32 PM   #5
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Long Hair/Beard.
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:11 PM   #6
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Good Hair Day!
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:22 PM   #7
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Impeccable Hairdo:


No matter how wild, unwieldy, or otherwise impractical your hair is, it doesn't get messed up or impair your ability to fight in combat.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:11 PM   #8
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.while it may look like it would entangle her legs it never touches the ground nor causes her to trip over it."
Does it also prevent enemies from grabbing hold and throwing her across the room?
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Does it also prevent enemies from grabbing hold and throwing her across the room?
That's a good question. I don't recall any '90s char with this super-long hair being grabbed and tossed in such a manner, tho I suspect one of my players will attempt it.

I'd say yes to your question, provisionally. There's also the question of whether she would use it as a garrote. Perhaps as a balancing factor, the hair cannot be used in combat, for or against her?
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:01 AM   #10
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I'm thinking this would be a Perk along the same lines as Masked, Cloaked, etc.; it would also be available to various PCs. What would you call it?
In general, I call all perks of this sort [something] Adaptation, on the model of Terrain Adaptation. You wear, carry or constantly do something that seems like it ought to interfere with your movements and we agree to just ignore that. I tend to think of High Heeled Heroine as the prototype more than Cloaked (which requires a skill) or Masked (which does something unrelated).
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