[Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

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[Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

#1 Postby ManuFS » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:13 am

There are some bird-forms for Wildlings, but none of them can actually fly. Has anyone ever house-ruled a Wildling form with Flight? If so, how did it go?
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Re: [Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

#2 Postby Snate56 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:14 am

Well, nobody's ever answered this so here's my two cents. :wink:

I certainly would allow it; the Monstrous Ability gives Flight at Pace speed, which I think is ridiculously limited for a flying creature, I'd probably up it to 2x Pace (of course, they can still "run").
This would be if they stayed Small, if they opted for the Edge that gives them enhanced size, then their flight would be limited to gliding/breaking their fall.



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Re: [Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

#3 Postby Brickulos » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:42 am

I'd make it an alternate advantage gained by the Beastling edge.

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Re: [Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

#4 Postby Lord Lance » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:01 am

Probably it' setting related. I'm playing the campaign, so I still don't know everything, however in the Sundered Skies there are no birds (if memory serves me well). You can find flying whale-like monsters, and weird razor-winged manta like "birds", but no birds.
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Re: [Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

#5 Postby Snate56 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:44 am

Well, "bird" is a relative term. Just say winged or flying instead.



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Re: [Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

#6 Postby Brickulos » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:10 am

There are bird Wildlings though. And the Elves have scarier versions of Wildlings that are NPCs only, including a flight capable hawk person.

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Re: [Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

#7 Postby ValhallaGH » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:19 am

Given the nature, style, and tone of the setting, Flight is a very powerful racial ability, far more so than in more traditional settings. I suspect that, like 50 Fathoms, Flight is more valuable than normal among the shattered isles.
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Re: [Sundered Skies] Flying Wildlings?

#8 Postby Snate56 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:31 am

Yes, flight can give you a huge advantage, if you are anywhere within sight of a landmass. A pretty rare occurrence in Sundered Skies. At best, you would need some kind of navigational aid, only carried aboard ships and operated by a navigator. You can glide, slowing your descent, for as long as your strength holds out.

Perhaps you could only allow full flight if you retain the Small Hindrance.

I think it would give a GM more options rather than just saying your character is dead just because he fell overboard.

And while there are creatures that have adapted to the new world, I would have plenty of birds still exist, particularly on the largest fragments. And while migration would be very rare, those few occasions it still occurs would be a wonder to behold, and an ongoing puzzle to "science".


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