A few questions about Ranger companions.

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A few questions about Ranger companions.
« on: November 24, 2012, 06:43:34 PM »
The ranger' animal companion includes the choices of several  descriptors (which I assume are tags) for strengths, trainings and weaknesses.  While some of these tags provide clear or otherwise previously defined information.  Some seem a bit vague and don't seem to be defined elsewhere in the text.

Am I missing something?  Are they just descriptive and left for me to describe more fully for my players?

Re: A few questions about Ranger companions.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 08:23:46 PM »
Many of the tags are just like Messy or Forceful - like you say, narrative tags to help you narrate your GM moves?  Ranger have a Savage pet?  Have him go all Nymeria on that noble that's being an ass to the party.

Re: A few questions about Ranger companions.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 08:31:33 PM »

Many of the tags are just like Messy or Forceful - like you say, narrative tags to help you narrate your GM moves?  Ranger have a Savage pet?  Have him go all Nymeria on that noble that's being an ass to the party.

Ok, that's what I thought, but once my player asked the question of me.. I stumbled and used my standard of.. Uhm, I don't know, but I know where to ask.   That said, how about huge, I assumed it was huge as in huge for it's species, not huge as in bigger than a house  Though thoughts of a house sized pigeon are somewhat amusing :)

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Re: A few questions about Ranger companions.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 01:30:22 AM »
They're good for using when you show the downside of the ranger's stuff. Like "an owl would normally fit through that window, but your owl is huge isn't he?"
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Re: A few questions about Ranger companions.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 04:45:32 AM »
I took it like the descriptors should be fitting to the pet, not an augmentation. Like a Bear would be huge, but a rat wouldn't. It's your game though, play by "the Rule of Cool"!
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