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Paximus
Real Name: Paxton Choate-Deeds
With both Orcs and Goblins now all having access to claws, I was curious to where exactly in the hand they sprout from. Has any precedent been set?
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:15 pm

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Josh
Real Name: Josh Brown-White
Web Master
Claws has always been one of the goblinoid racials for both orcs and goblins - Dragoons are the only race that previously lacked claws but now has them, and even that isn't entirely true since they used to have claws as a racial (and silver tongue)
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:13 am

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Necrocytosis
Real Name: Trevor Dalrymple
Safety
I think he is referring to the characters who didn't take them and never had claws in their backstory. For characters like that are they just spontaneously growing claws or is it up to the player to decide?
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:59 am

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Josh
Real Name: Josh Brown-White
Web Master
It's not so much that characters that ddin't buy the racial lacked claws - there aren't a bunch of declawed felinae wandering around - but rather that they never really learned how to fight with them/chose not to fight with them. (and claws don't need to be some big curved bear looking things - I always envisioned orc/goblin claws as just really thick reinforced finger nails that looked like these: https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Toy-Witch-Fingers-24-Pieces/dp/B00362VUC6/ In those cases, you could have just kept your nails clipped shorter)

They phys reps don't represent claws as they literally are - felinae and canids don't all have therizinosaurus claws - but rather are a way of representing the character's skill fighting with them.
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:36 am

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Skywind
Real Name: Nigel Hamm
Nice post Josh
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:10 am

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Faenaria
Real Name: Stephanie Harris
I always figured it was up to the player to determine why their character didn't use the claws racial - Delilah for example HAS been declawed Razz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:08 pm

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Djonin
Real Name: Reilley Scott
Rules Plot
It's never been rigidly canonized. Djonin's claws have always been exactly as long as his claw boffers, protruding from the wrists, and instantly grown via his psychic magic because Psyloke was one of my favorite Xmen when I was a lad.

I think most people's claws come from their fingers though, and the length is an abstraction necessary because tearing into someone with tiny boffers is a good way to break something.
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:37 am

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Josh
Real Name: Josh Brown-White
Web Master
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I think most people's claws come from their fingers though, and the length is an abstraction necessary because tearing into someone with tiny boffers is a good way to break something.


Considering both Nigel and I have broken fingers touch casting... yeah
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:44 am

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Skywind
Real Name: Nigel Hamm
Broken fingers suck... but it did leave a Lighting bolt scar so that is cool I gues
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:51 pm

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