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Old 07-15-2017, 03:03 PM   #10
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Default Re: Mind Control and Body Control Spells vs Elder Things in DF

Originally Posted by evileeyore View Post
Would you allow an Ogre PC to be (mostly) Immune to the Body Control college simply because they took IMH?
"Ogre" is one of those fantasy creature names that is used for a lot of disparate things, I wouldn't give ItM to a D&D-esque ogre at all, but might give it to an African ogre, probably would to a Japanese ogre (since it is a kind of demon) and definitely to a cybertank.

Ogres still breath, is our above Ogre PC immune to the Choke spell?
Cybertanks explicitly don't, that's why you can drive them through water hexes.

Otherwise, yeah, I agree Doesn't Breathe grants immunity to choking, but otherwise choking isn't a Metabolic Hazard (in GURPS terms, obviously it is is in a literal sense).

Magical Spells can be excluded with features, or whatever so the "only affects the living" clause could apply to things that otherwise didn't have Doesn't Breath though. You can't cast Choke on a car with an ICE, for example.

IMO, Elder Things are alive, though.
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