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Old 10-09-2007, 07:46 AM   #1
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While trying to sell some people on GURPS I explained that the character creation system was so versatile you could play as anything from a swashbuckling environmentalist to a particularly intelligent blueberry muffin. Unfortunately they asked me to prove this and in the interests of honesty, integrity and all the other thing that mean I will never succeed in getting elected I would like to do it. SO can anyone help me make a template for a particularly intelligent blueberry muffin?
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:37 AM   #2
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How do we know if it's intelligent? Can it talk or somehow manipulate objects? Or is it telepathic? Does its muffiny exterior conceal a complex anatomy, or is it just light and fluffy throughout (with blueberries)?
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:41 PM   #3
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Most importantly, does it taste good?
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:53 PM   #4
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Is tastiness a Perk or a Quirk, I wonder? My first thought is the former, but if it makes people prone to eat you, I guess that would be a bad thing.

A while back somebody made an inanimate object template; I suppose one could adapt that for use with blueberry muffins. At a guess:

Sapient Muffin
Stats: ST 0 (-100); DX 0 (-200); HT 10 (0).
Secondary characteristics: HP +1 (2); FP N/A (0).
Features: Fixed bodily stats; SM tiny.
Advantages: Immunity to Metabolic Hazards (30); Injury Tolerance (Homogeneous, No Blood, No Brain, No Eyes, No Head, No Neck, Unbreakable Bones) (72);
Disadvantages: Anosmic (-5); Blind (-50); Deaf (-20); Dead Broke (-25); Fragile: Brittle (-15); Mute (-25); No Legs (-30); No Manipulators (-50); Numb (-20); Quirk: Tasty (-1); Social Stigma: Food Product (-20).

I'm sure there's other stuff that goes in there, if you happen to be a muffin gearhead and demand total realism in your sapient muffins, but this seems like it would do for a start. Also, this muffin has IQ, but really just sits there and thinks whatever thoughts numb, anosmic, blind, deaf muffinoids can think. One might want to give it enough paranormal powers to make it *fun* to play -- e.g., Scanning Sense and Telekinesis. I don't know how much muffins weigh, so I'm totally guessing on the HP.

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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Social Stigma? Blueberry muffins are quite popular in my social circles. They generally get a positive reaction.

A fundamental GURPS design principle is that costs are based on the in-game utility of a trait. Tastiness is only worth points in a game where that's expected to be a frequent occurrence. The campaign itself would dictate whether you want to be Tasty (an advantage), or whether that's a bad thing (disadvantage). Perhaps the goal is to be the first muffin consumed, in which case appeal to consumers would be an advantage, something like Charisma. Blueberry muffins definitely have an edge here over the bran muffins (generally eaten only by those consumers with the Sense of Duty (health) disadvantage).

Players should note that blueberry muffins benefit greatly from taking Ally (Butter).

I doubt the use of "Homogenous". Clearly, the requirement is for a blueberry muffin. Corn muffins are homogenous -- but not muffins with blueberries scattered throughout. Blueberries would be a targeted hit location with perhaps a -6 to hit. (They're small, but numerous.)
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:35 PM   #6
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The value of the Social Stigma is based on that of Subjugated. It just indicates that people consider muffins to be property rather than people, and get very alarmed when their muffins rebel. I use the value Transhuman Space and (I think) Ultra-Tech assign to robots' Stigmas.

Blueberry muffins do have blueberries, but I don't expect they suffer greater harm from being hit in the blueberries. (That sounds like a euphemism, doesn't it?) Hence the Homogeneity.

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:20 AM   #7
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Injury Tolerance (Homogeneous, No Blood, No Brain, No Eyes, No Head, No Neck, Unbreakable Bones) (72);
In what way does a Muffin have Unbreakable Bones?
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:11 AM   #8
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In what way does a Muffin have Unbreakable Bones?
Actually, this is a good point. The text for Unbreakable Bones makes it rather clear that it only really applies to limbs and so forth, and one way or another, only protects from crippling damage. A muffin doesn't have UBB.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:11 AM   #9
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Is Aqua Teen Hunger Force due up to be statted yet? ;)
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:01 AM   #10
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Anyone want a talking muffin? XD I stumbled upon this just now while surfing the archives and it needed to be shared.

http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2005-08-27
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