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Old 01-16-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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ST 6 [10]; DX 17 [100]; IQ 12 [40]; HT 13 [30]
Secondary Characteristics: Damage 1d-3/2d-2; BL 7.2 lbs.; HP 8 [4]; Will 17 [25]; Per 13 [5]; FP 13 [0]; Basic Speed 8.00 [10]; Basic Move 8 [0]: Dodge 16† Parry 16†; Block 11† (Default)
Advantages: Acrobatic Dodge [1]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Daredevil [15]; Enhanced Dodge 2 [30]; Enhanced Parry 1 (Rapier) [5]; Extra Attack 1 [25]; Luck [15]; Narnian Mouse [10]; Striking ST 1 [35]; Weapon Bond (Rapier) [1]; Unfazeable [15]; Weapon Master (Rapier) [20]
Disadvantages: Charitable [-15*]; Code of Honor (Chivalry) [-15]; On the Edge (12) [-15*]; Overconfidence [-5*]; Sense of Duty (Adventuring Companions) [-5]
Quirks: Hates being called “cute” [-1]; “No one, repeat, no one, touches the tail” [-1]; Proud [-1]; Seeks Aslan's country [-1]; Will not kill an unarmed man [-1]
Skills: Acrobatics (H) DX+1 [8]-18
Boxing DX [2]-17
Carousing HT [1]-13
Climbing DX-1 [1]-16
Fast-Draw (Rapier) DX+1 [1]-18†
Flying Leap IQ [4]-12
Games (Chess) IQ [1]-12
Hiking HT-1 [1]-12
Intimidation Will [2]-17
Jumping DX [1]-17
Lizard Climb DX [4]-17
Power Blow Will [20]-21
Rapier DX+5 [20]-22
Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ [1]-12
Seamanship IQ [1]-12
Search Per-1 [1]-11
Stealth (A) DX-1 [1]-16
Survival (Forest) Per-1 [1]-12
Tactics IQ [4]-12
Throwing DX [2]-15
Wrestling DX [2]-17
*Multiplied for self-control number; see p.B120.
† Includes +1 for Combat Reflexes.

Very Fine Mouse Rapier: Reach C; Weight 0,35 lbs.; ST 3; Dmg Thr-1

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Rapier Thrust-22 1d-2 imp

Reepicheep is my absolute favorite character of all C.S. Lewis's books, and I don't think I'm alone in this. A 3' figure in a 6' world, he is a fearsome fighter and the very figure of a chivalric knight.

My adaptation of him makes him a 400-point character based on the Swashbuckler template from DF. Though somewhat hampered by his size, I am convinced that he could join any adventuring party and fight with honor.

TEMPLATE (NARNIAN MOUSE)
Basic Attributes:ST -5 [-50]; DX +2 [40]
Secondary Characteristics Modifiers: SM -4
Advantages: Acute Hearing +2 [4]; Discriminatory Smell [15]; Fur [1]; Perfect Balance [15]; Ultrahearing [5]
Disadvantages: Chummy [-5]; Colorblindness [-10]; Curious (12) [-5]; Impulsiveness (12) [-10]
Quirks: Dislikes cats [-1]; Fiercely loyal [-1]
Total: -2 points

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Old 01-16-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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Reepicheep is my absolute favorite character of all C.S. Lewis's books, and I don't think I'm alone in this. A 3' figure in a 6' world, he is a fearsome fighter and the very figure of a chivalric knight.
Agreed! I especially liked his depiction in the old BBC version of Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Your build looks quite appropriate.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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Changed "Sharp tongue" to "Seeks Aslan's country" and fixed an error in skills.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:28 AM   #4
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ST 12 [60]

TEMPLATE (NARNIAN MOUSE)
Basic Attributes:ST -4 [-40]
The arithmetic is perfectly right, but the assumptions perplex me.

ST -4 implies racial average ST 6, which implies typical body weight around 27 pounds. That's bigger than a large cat, as big as a small (but not toy) dog. That's way bigger than I envision Narnian talking mice! I'd go for ST 4 (8 pounds) or maybe even 5 (15.625 pounds), but not 6.

ST 12 is 6 points higher than the species norm you defined. Per p. B14, that "draws constant comment" and would be R's most outstandingly visible stat, even more than his awesome DX of 5 points above species norm. I'm not seeing it. R is fit and well built, yes, but he's not a Herakles of mice; he's a fencer, not a tank.

ST 12 is also stronger than an average adult man; it would give R a BL of 29 pounds, which is more than the average body weight for his species. He could pick up and carry all day someone weighing 87 pounds, which is probably as heavy as Lucy, or maybe even Edmund or Eustace. He could raise 232 pounds overhead in four seconds.

I think that's all a bit over the top.

RECOMMENDATION: Racial ST -5 [-50]. An average talking mouse weighs 16 pounds.

R is ST 6 [40], comparable to a ST 11 man (additively) or a ST 12 one (proportionally). His BL is 7 pounds. Using two hands and taking four seconds, he could raise 56 pounds overhead, probably a bit less than Eustace's weight. He could do better than that with Extra Effort, of course, and I'd agree with his having a very high Will.

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Old 01-16-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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The arithmetic is perfectly right, but the assumptions perplex me.

ST -4 implies racial average ST 6, which implies typical body weight around 27 pounds. That's bigger than a large cat, as big as a small (but not toy) dog. That's way bigger than I envision Narnian talking mice! I'd go for ST 4 (8 pounds) or maybe even 5 (15.625 pounds), but not 6.

ST 12 is 6 points higher than the species norm you defined. Per p. B14, that "draws constant comment" and would be R's most outstandingly visible stat, even more than his awesome DX of 5 points above species norm. I'm not seeing it. R is fit and well built, yes, but he's not a Herakles of mice; he's a fencer, not a tank.

ST 12 is also stronger than an average adult man; it would give R a BL of 29 pounds, which is more than the average body weight for his species. He could pick up and carry all day someone weighing 87 pounds, which is probably as heavy as Lucy, or maybe even Edmund or Eustace. He could raise 232 pounds overhead in four seconds.

I think that's all a bit over the top.

RECOMMENDATION: Racial ST -5 [-50]. An average talking mouse weighs 16 pounds.

R is ST 6 [40], comparable to a ST 11 man (additively) or a ST 12 one (proportionally). His BL is 7 pounds. Using two hands and taking four seconds, he could raise 56 pounds overhead, probably a bit less than Eustace's weight. He could do better than that with Extra Effort, of course, and I'd agree with his having a very high Will.

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I'm assuming a DF-esque reality. In DF 3, Leprechauns (SM -4) have ST 6. But Narnia may be more realistic than that. The problem with that is that it makes Reepicheep pretty laughable. He'll do no damage whatsoever.
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...TEMPLATE (NARNIAN MOUSE)...Reduced Consumption 3 [6]...
An SM-4 creature already eats less than an SM+0 creature (see GURPS Bio-Tech, pp. 62-63). A normal SM-4 creature eats twelve 1/8-ounce meals per day (DF rations). Reduced Consumption 3 implies they eat a 1/8-ounce meal about once every 40 hours. Was that your intent?

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An SM-4 creature already eats less than an SM+0 creature (see GURPS Bio-Tech, pp. 62-63). A normal SM-4 creature eats twelve 1/8-ounce meals per day (DF rations). Reduced Consumption 3 implies they eat a 1/8-ounce meal about once every 40 hours. Was that your intent?
Seconded - the fae races get Reduced consupmtion because the fae eat nectar and morning dew and crumbs of pollen, not because they're small. Note that halflings and gnomes get no Reduced Consumption despite being small. I've had this confirmed by Kromm on a number of occasions. :P
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An SM-4 creature already eats less than an SM+0 creature (see GURPS Bio-Tech, pp. 62-63). A normal SM-4 creature eats twelve 1/8-ounce meals per day (DF rations). Reduced Consumption 3 implies they eat a 1/8-ounce meal about once every 40 hours. Was that your intent?
Okay. I will change this.

Edit: Assimilated suggested changes. He now knows Power Blow at a high enough level to make him a viable change.

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Just "reality"-checking whether your build is capable of doing what Reepicheep is described as being able to do (and I conclude it is, but either not perfectly reliably or not with endurance):

To make a typical human soldier fall down, Reepicheep needs to inflict 4 HP injury in a single attack to the foot (a tip slash to the achilles tendon doesn't help because the damage reduction of the tip slash outweighs the reduced HP for crippling -- cutting weapons are better than impaling weapons for this, like the ankle-slicers from the first movie).

An SM-4 Very Fine "faerie" rapier does thr-1 imp, +2 per die for Weapon Master and Rapier at DX+2, +2 for an All-Out Attack (Strong), -2 for typical boot DR.

At ST 6 (or ST 5 for that matter), that's 1d-3 penetrating damage, which gives a 2-in-6 chance of crippling the foot (including 2 for impaling). With a power blow'd ST 12, that's 1d penetrating damage, which gives a 5-in-6 chance of crippling the foot but costs 1 FP per attempt.

A few power blows might be okay in a short skirmish, but in a pitched battle where endurance is a factor and attacks might come from any direction, Reepicheep can switch to using a Committed Attack (Strong) instead of an All-Out Attack (Strong) and stop using power blows -- his chances of crippling a foot drop to 1-in-6, but he keeps most of his defenses and doesn't spend FP on power blows, allowing him to fight for much longer. With Extra Attack 1, his odds of crippling a foot are about 30% per turn (ignoring misses and foe's active defenses).

Once down, Reepicheep can target the brachial or femoral arteries at -5 (likely protected by armor), or the jugular vein or carotid artery at -8 to quickly dispatch a foe (New Hit Locations, p. MA137).

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I think if I was designing a Narnian Mouse template, I'd give them ST -7, typical for an SM-4 scale creature -- then give Reepicheep some Striking ST from the Swashbuckler template to get him up to Striking ST 5 or 6. Narnian animals are bigger than regular animals, but I don't think they're inherently strong for their size, like DF faerie folk are.
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Anyone care to do Puddleglum? :)
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