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Old 04-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #11
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I went around the bush with this in 3e - actually forked off from a GURPS werewolf game. One of the formori powers was to eat people whole, alive, in combat time.

In 4e, eating someone that quickly is probably Constriction with Engulfing, and payload if you can lurch off rather than being rather heavily encumbered.


Long long ago when 4e came out, I handled being able to gorge yourself with one huge meal and then live off of it for an extended period of time [1] as a 10 point advantage with some handwaving :D

[1] example: a human-like creature eating an entire human for those 100000 calories, and then going for 50 days on a 2000 calorie/day lifestyle without eating.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
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In 4e, eating someone that quickly is probably Constriction with Engulfing, and payload if you can lurch off rather than being rather heavily encumbered.
Could also be an innate corrosive attack, for things like oozes.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #13
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I went around the bush with this in 3e - actually forked off from a GURPS werewolf game. One of the formori powers was to eat people whole, alive, in combat time.

In 4e, eating someone that quickly is probably Constriction with Engulfing, and payload if you can lurch off rather than being rather heavily encumbered.


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There is a real world insect that hunts much bigger frogs. If the frog engulfs them, it's no problem as it will kill and eat its way out.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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Could also be an innate corrosive attack, for things like oozes.
At least for a gelatinous cube type engulf, you'd also need the Constriction->Engulfing to grapple and pin the foe hands-free. But yes, you'd want to convert the Constriction damage from crushing to Corrosion for all the oozes I can think of - um, not sure what that would cost. +100%?

More realistic stomach acid is going to drown most things before they have a chance to take acid damage, which can be approximated by suffocation, or the Constriction Attack damage.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #15
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At least for a gelatinous cube type engulf, you'd also need the Constriction->Engulfing to grapple and pin the foe hands-free. But yes, you'd want to convert the Constriction damage from crushing to Corrosion for all the oozes I can think of - um, not sure what that would cost. +100%?

More realistic stomach acid is going to drown most things before they have a chance to take acid damage, which can be approximated by suffocation, or the Constriction Attack damage.
Why not just universal digestion: matter eater? Eaten human is instantly converted to delicious, delicious nutrients.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:46 PM   #16
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I went around the bush with this in 3e - actually forked off from a GURPS werewolf game. One of the formori powers was to eat people whole, alive, in combat time.

In 4e, eating someone that quickly is probably Constriction with Engulfing, and payload if you can lurch off rather than being rather heavily encumbered.
Where can I find Constriction with Engulfing?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #17
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Where can I find Constriction with Engulfing?
B40, its actual Binding (Engulfing +60%) plus Constricting +75% (powers p.43)
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #18
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B40, its actual Binding (Engulfing +60%) plus Constricting +75% (powers p.43)
Would that really accurately portray eating someone quickly? There really isn't an advantage opposite to Slow Eater?
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Would that really accurately portray eating someone quickly? There really isn't an advantage opposite to Slow Eater?
That plus payload would accurately portray "swallow whole"... consuming quantities of dead bodies quickly would be much cheaper.

if it's just consume mass qualties quickly... leave behind the bones the other evidence then I would caqll it just a Perk. but if it lets you dispose of evidence it probably closer to the 5 point range
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:19 AM   #20
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That plus payload would accurately portray "swallow whole"... consuming quantities of dead bodies quickly would be much cheaper.
How would you portray the dead bodies version, then?
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