Volturnian Cave Bear issues

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jedion357
December 5, 2018 - 10:38am
Head a question today.

The Volturnian cave bear is listed as a Large Omnivore with 200 STA

I was asked to estimate the weight and STR for it because the description says 7 meters tall

checking the rule book a large omnivore is 2-3 meters and 50 to 150 STA

where as the giant omnivore is more than 3 meters and 150 to 300 STA

So I think something is off- either its suppose to be a giant creature or its suppose to be a large creature and the writer was just thinking 7 feet tall not really 7 meters.


One of my thoughts is 7 meters tall? how does it fit in a cave?

What do you all think?
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!
Comments:

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iggy
December 7, 2018 - 7:25am
Seven feet.  Seven meters would be massive for a bear.  Seven meters is like a dragon in a cave.
-iggy

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jedion357
December 7, 2018 - 10:37am
iggy wrote:
Seven feet.  Seven meters would be massive for a bear.  Seven meters is like a dragon in a cave.


Those are my thoughts, the fact that its a large creature not giant leads me to think that the writer meant 7 feet tall not 7 meters.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Stormcrow
December 9, 2018 - 10:41am
The error is repeated on page 26 in room 6, where it is described as being 7 meters tall. But it's clearly an error.

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Stormcrow
December 9, 2018 - 10:43am
As for being a large omnivore with 200 stamina points, I think that's just a case of the writer not being interested in conforming to the standard creature types. There's no rule that says you MUST follow those guidelines.

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iggy
December 10, 2018 - 11:24pm
Jurak Hangna didn't find that every creature he covered followed the creature types.Smile
-iggy

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jedion357
December 11, 2018 - 9:14am
Stormcrow wrote:
The error is repeated on page 26 in room 6, where it is described as being 7 meters tall. But it's clearly an error.


I think this is an easy error to make especially the year it was written as the metric system had not yet penetrated deeply into the US at that time.

So i think the bear should be 7 feet or 2.1 meters

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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kinock
December 12, 2018 - 1:44pm
I always thought that 7 meters was too big for a bear but I went with it. But it did lead to a very funny situation where one of the pcs got stuck to the bear's paw due to some very bad choices with tangler grenades.

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jedion357
December 14, 2018 - 11:16am
kinock wrote:
I always thought that 7 meters was too big for a bear but I went with it. But it did lead to a very funny situation where one of the pcs got stuck to the bear's paw due to some very bad choices with tangler grenades.


I chuckled just reading that, bet its a good story.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!