Savage Clarification


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Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:15 am

Savage Clarification

I know it has been done to death, but I still need clarification on the different lifestyles. A large benefit of this game is that as long as mechanics don't change, a skill/ability can be manifested however the player sees fit. There is a very wide allowance for role-playing, unlike some more defined games. The drawback of that is when somebody needs definition, he can't find it because if you ask three people, you'll get three answers and they'll all be right.

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Does Primitive=Savage? Can a person come from a culture that is a lesser "tech level" than the common Haven level and still be of any of the three lifestyles, or for all intensive purposes, is the character Savage?
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:05 am

The 3 life styles are realative to the culture you are in.

This means that a privledged orc who gows up in orc society would look different that a privledged orc who grew up within the world on a human royal court which would act different still than a privledged human who grew up in a human royal court.
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:08 am

OK. I follow the disparity with the races, but what about same race? For example:

There are two tribes of Tsintaur, Klatu and Pivo. Are there savage Pivo? Are there Priveleged Klatu? Both the same race, but come from very different cultures.
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:25 am

As in the example about the answer is yes since it is realative to the culture you are in.

For example: Primitive african tribe can have those in the tribe that are "privledged" and those that are "savage" even though the "privledged" primitive african probably looks savage to a common American.

In America I would label some people as savage, but our savage probably looks alot different than a savage bushman
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:50 am

thanks,

that clears it up
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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:33 pm

So in a dense large city setting someone living off the streets and with no home basically starving all the time could be savage?
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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:44 pm

Correct. A "Street Urchin" or homeless in an urban setting would be considered savage
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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:46 pm

Thank you! :)
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