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From: Todd Montgomery <tmont@****.WVU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Totem dictating diet? Part too
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1993 09:20:16 -0400
> I partially agree. I think there is a need to take it further than just how
> we as humans see animals though. It's difficult to describe, but to me things
> like dietary restrictions are a possibility, although I admit that when I
> it for this totem, I had some roleplaying aspects in mind.

Oh, I agree. But I would just leave it as role-playing. But that is just
me and I change everything to fit my own tastes.

> I disagree they have to be balanced against other totems. I believe the
> in the book are not balanced, but this isn't much of a problem. When I wrote
> the totem, I thought possums were only herbivores, however someone else here
> said that they were scavengers. Anyone know for sure?

I have hunted 'possums. They will eat anything and everything. The ones
around where my parents live love my fathers compose pile, which has
all kinds of nasties. 'possums are as bad as 'coons when it comes to
getting into trash.

> Fine, it's not much of a restriction anyway. Remember there was the other
> disad of +1 target numbers in bright light, which I believe weighs up fairly
> well against the advantages.

True. But I would not use a dietary restriction (unless it was the vulture
idea: I like it personally) as the SOLE disad from the totem. More of a
role-playing thing.

-- Quiktek
-- Todd Montgomery

Currently working on a Vulture Shaman Squatter

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