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Post  Masterweaver on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:57 pm

So those of you who follow my Hooved Races topic know I'm trying to incorperate EVERY HOOVED RACE EVA! Which amounts to Cloven hooves and Solid hooves, not things like elephants. But when we get to the deer...

There are a freaking lot of things called deer.

Which is why, instead, I take the option of the Deer Tribes. They're supposed to be seclusionary and scattered across the globe, with a race-wide trait that emphasizes how good they are at hiding from ponies (more on that later), and a SECOND trait that comes specificly from what tribe their from. Moose Tribe, Red Tribe, White-tail Tribe, Muntjac tribe.... Anyway, I could uses some help here.
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Post  tygerburningbright on Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:06 pm

The fics It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door and Under the northern light have some very good ideas for the deer but you should ask the authors before using their ideas.
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Post  XandZero2 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:07 am

One thing I can say from personal experience is that white-tails especially are very nimble. I live in Louisiana, and I've seen them running through forests at a gallop, flitting all over the place and jumping gaps like nothing.

Perhaps they could get some kind of bonus to Athletics or Precision checks when jumping and navigating rough terrain?
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Post  Whiteeyes on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:35 am

XandZero2 wrote:One thing I can say from personal experience is that white-tails especially are very nimble. I live in Louisiana, and I've seen them running through forests at a gallop, flitting all over the place and jumping gaps like nothing.

Perhaps they could get some kind of bonus to Athletics or Precision checks when jumping and navigating rough terrain?

Speaking as a Pennsylvanian, they aren't that perceptive or impressive. Then again we lack the natural enemies to thin the herds, so our deer probably aren't the best genetic stock for that.

On one RP site I used to frequent, deer were terrified of how brightly colored ponies were, not to mention their flying, loud noises, sharp horns, magic, and general insanity. They also developed the martial art of Tai Kwan Doe.
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Post  Cardbo on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:20 pm

Whiteeyes wrote:They also developed the martial art of Tai Kwan Doe.

Oh Dear!
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Post  Whiteeyes on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:21 pm

Cardbo wrote:
Whiteeyes wrote:They also developed the martial art of Tai Kwan Doe.

Oh Dear!

Precisely. But really now then, are the different species of deer so great as to justify a huge number of races? Moose/elk, standard deer, and miniature deer seem like a nice enough division to me. 3 groups just like ponies, but just as diverse. Anybunny else like this idea?
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Post  Cardbo on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:20 pm

Whiteeyes wrote:
Cardbo wrote:
Whiteeyes wrote:They also developed the martial art of Tai Kwan Doe.

Oh Dear!

Precisely. But really now then, are the different species of deer so great as to justify a huge number of races? Moose/elk, standard deer, and miniature deer seem like a nice enough division to me. 3 groups just like ponies, but just as diverse. Anybunny else like this idea?

Sounds like a good spread.
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Post  Cardbo on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:31 am

Reindeer
Magical Attunement (1)
Sharp Eyes (1)
Graceful Form (2)


Deciding how to spend the last two points. Cutie Mark? Yea or Nay?
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Post  Xel Unknown on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:32 am

You don't need to have it be a tatto on one's butt. I say do it cutie mark.
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Post  Cardbo on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:38 am

Xel The Medic wrote:You don't need to have it be a tatto on one's butt. I say do it cutie mark.

Not sure whether you're for or against cutie marks in this instance.
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Post  Xel Unknown on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:41 am

I'm 100% for raindeer having the cutie mark mechanics. But I'm more on the fence if they have a "cutie mark" itself...
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Post  Cardbo on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:49 pm

Cardbo wrote:Reindeer
Magical Attunement (1)
Sharp Eyes (1)
Graceful Form (2)
Cutie-Mark(2)


Well, I guess we could say they do until canon say otherwise.
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Post  Whiteeyes on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:52 pm

Nah, reindeer shouldn't have CMs, they should have flight. Come on people, it's December.
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Post  Cardbo on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:01 pm

Whiteeyes wrote:Nah, reindeer shouldn't have CMs, they should have flight. Come on people, it's December.

Bah! They can take a utility talent for that.
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Post  elfowlgirl on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:17 pm

Here was my Reindeer build (8 pts) :

Magical Attunement (1)
It's Almost Like Flying (1)
Feline Grace (1)
Expert Talent (2)
Animal Kinship (3)
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