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Old 11-30-2023, 09:50 AM   #11
Fred Brackin
 
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Default Re: Transhuman Space Methuselah ST+1

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It's not about being tall, keeping your back and core muscles in shape can help to prevent spine problems and otherwise maintain general activity levels, which tends to improve the span and quality of life.
Ah, no wonder I've never heard that. It wouldn't have prevented any of my spine problems.

It's probably too vague for any Gurps effect.
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Old 12-04-2023, 08:24 PM   #12
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Default Re: Transhuman Space Methuselah ST+1

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I would assume it's because muscular development, especially upper body strength, is associated with longer and higher quality of life.
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Possibly some incidental side effect of making strong heart muscle and fiddling with fat retention tendencies.
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It's not about being tall, keeping your back and core muscles in shape can help to prevent spine problems and otherwise maintain general activity levels, which tends to improve the span and quality of life.
Thank You, really appreciated! Lots to think about. Since my original post I have reread the template of Theophilus (4e Cities On The Edge Pg. 77), an experimental Ishtar/Metanoia-like upgrade, and it too has ST+1 even though it is not a combat/"muscle"/"bruiser"/"hitter" upgrade/parahuman. Which causes me to assume ST+ lends towards the objective.

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Apparently perfect is boring
I strongly disagree, with a little imagination your PC's race/subspecies/make/model can have all kinds fun and exciting adventures.

"Believe me, we have enough imperfection built in already. Your child doesn't need any more additional burdens."
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Old 12-05-2023, 08:24 AM   #13
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Since my original post I have reread the template of Theophilus (4e Cities On The Edge Pg. 77), an experimental Ishtar/Metanoia-like upgrade, and it too has ST+1 even though it is not a combat/"muscle"/"bruiser"/"hitter" upgrade/parahuman. Which causes me to assume ST+ lends towards the objective.
IDHTB, does it mention what motivated some brash maverick to try to combine the two upgrades that don't have Mental Instability as a Taboo Trait into something even more capable of acting upon its whims? This strikes me as a real, "So busy trying to figure out if we can we didn't stop to think if we should," scenario...
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