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Re: (TFT) RE: Health Stat

>> From a game standpoint, halflings often have low STs. Does this mean
>> they are sickly and constantly dying from the common cold? Incapable 
>> of distance running? I hope not - would make them rather unpopular as 
>> PCs, wouldn't it?  So, yes, quite simply there often IS a difference 
>> between Strength and health.
> Not at all. Quite simply Hobbits live in nice neat clean little homes. > They don't get sick from common colds because they are huddled in 
> their warm little house and not in a lot of dangerous, wet, clammy 
> and damp environments. "3/ST to resist colds, -2d6 if your wrapped 
> in a blanky by a fireplace drinking a hot cup of camomile tea and 
> haven't gone outdoors all winter!"

Well, I wouldn't want to tell you how how to run your campaign, but 
this is definitely runs counter to the "traditional" view of hobbits
from Tolkien's writings, in which they are "hard to daunt or kill" 
and have a generally high resistance to hardship.  A quick review of
the hobbits' trip through Mordor should suffice to dispel any such
notions.  A hobbit (whether running around or snug indoors) should be 
no more vulnerable to disease or starvation or exhaustion than a human 
in a similar situation.  

Now if you want to view them as a bunch of sickly pantywaists in your
campaign, fine and dandy, but I don't think such a view is generally
applicable enough to use in a discussion of the game's rules.

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