Swimming Skill for Charoda

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Swimming Skill for Charoda

Postby Telos on June 14th, 2011, 8:50 pm

Sorry if this has already been addressed somewhere else, but I've always wondered how the swimming skill was handled with Charoda. All Charoda can swim, obviously. In fact, it stands to reason that ALL Charoda are Master-level swimmers. But it also stands to reason that some Charoda would be better swimmers than others. But it seems a waste of skill points to train in the swimming skill as part of a Charoda character's starting package, since that would be like training a land-dwelling character in the "walking" skill.

Also, another question I've been pondering relating to Charoda is where do you post if you're nearby Charbosi but not actually within the city limits? Do you just post in the Suvan Sea and specify that you're in the general area of Charbosi?
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Swimming Skill for Charoda

Postby Wrenmae on June 14th, 2011, 9:13 pm

I would think that Body Building and Acrobatics might supplement a swimming style for better swimmers. Body building for stronger, perhaps faster, swimmers and Acrobatics for those who can move their bodies better in the water.
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Swimming Skill for Charoda

Postby Kit Rowan on June 14th, 2011, 11:10 pm

It's much like a land-dweller's 'Running' skill, I've always assumed, since that would make sense. Meaning that you can swim for longer and do it faster with it than most others.
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Swimming Skill for Charoda

Postby Rage on June 15th, 2011, 12:21 am

Hi Telos!

As what Kit had said, having higher points in Swimming means you swim faster and can do it for much longer. I believe you may have confused the Charodae's ability to breathe underwater to being able to swim very well. To illustrate, let's say a newbie Charoda PC challenges a Mizahar version of Michael Phelps into a swimming race. In this scenario, I'd put my money on Mr. Phelps as the only advantage the Charoda have over him is the fact that the Charoda does not have to surface for air. Still, Mr. Phelps' skill will have him win almost 9 out of 10 times. But if all things were equal in terms of skill, the Charoda will win because of their streamlined bodies, webbed hands and feet, gills, etc, which give them the advantage.

As for your question on where to post, you may do so under the Charbosi forum or The Jungle Wilds forum. Despite the name, the latter actually covers the area outside the cities in Falyndar, including the waters. I suggest adding a Location tag under the Timestamp at the start of every thread. See the example below:

Random writer wrote:Timestamp: 11th of Summer, 511 AV
Location: Area immediately outside Charbosi

It was a dark and stormy...sea? (Etc, etc, etc...)


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Swimming Skill for Charoda

Postby Telos on June 15th, 2011, 2:24 am

OK, that all makes sense, but shouldn't Charoda be awarded swimming xp every time they swim fast or over a long distance in a thread since it would improve their endurance and technique?
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Swimming Skill for Charoda

Postby Leviathan on June 27th, 2011, 7:55 pm

It depends on who grades your thread.

Such as, if I were to grade a thread where a Charoda was underwater, I wouldn't give points in swimming unless the Charoda was pushing him/herself to swim faster, farther, or through difficult terrain, maybe attempting to chase/escape something/situations.

When I grade, I take into account the level of skill the PC already has prior to the thread being graded, then the difficulty the PC had (the closer to realism makes me lean more to advancement, too unrealistic and it may not earn any) performing the skill, and so on. So a Charoda that's just coasting through the sea, chatting it up with friends and generally moving at the pace equivalent to a land-dweller walking, I would award no points. But two Charodae racing, as two humans might in a foot race, that's a different story.

Walking = no running exp
Running = running exp

Casual Swimming/Floating = no swimming exp
Actual Swimming = swimming exp

That's just my way of justifying how I would grade a Charoda with their swimming skills.
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