Go0gleplex wrote:Snakes, weasels/ferrets, crows/blue jays (vicious lil buggers), Owls, ticks (the mouse sized version of stirges! lol), chipmunks (the nasty lil nut thieves), bobcat, fox/coyote, bullfrog (it choked to death on it, but the stupid thing did try to eat a squirrel apparently.- 1980 in WA)
I had already thought of some of them ( I guess I should have made my list more complete) However, I didn't think of ticks ... scorpions yes, centipedes yes ... but not ticks ... Yeah they are the perfect version stirges for a mouse squirrel player.
Chipmunks ... I like, They would be good 'mischievous' versions of the squirrels . As fast as them, as good at hiding, almost as good a climber, and not the obvious enemy like a rat or weasel. Plus I can play them as in between good and evil (mischievous) instead of evil varmints like the rats tend to be.
Sadly, I've already established bull frogs as possible friends (well possible unless my older daughter keeps rolling 1s 2s and 3s on her Cha checks when dealing with them ... It was great role playing of me talking in a frog voice showing that everything she did (when rolling soooo poorly) seemed to make them mad, but then her little sister rolled a 19, and helped keep a possible fight from breaking out. Plus one of my mom's favorite old songs when the girls were little tad poles themselves was "Frogie went a cortin" I even have a NPC frog 'swashbuckler' prepped for them to meet and work with in a few levels based off the song ...
However ... if frogs are possible good guys, what eats them ... bass, gar, pike ... hmmm fish ... I need to add them to the list too. Heck I'm a full grown man and some of the alleviator gar we have in the creeks and lakes here scare me ... just think about what it would do to a squirrel's moral
Treebore wrote:Yeah, when your the size of a squirrel, or the size of a mouse like we play in Mouseguard, pretty much everything and anything is much more of a threat to you. Crossing small strams is a major undertaking, snakes are dragons, hawks, eagles, owls are always a threat, etc...
Yeah, I had to catch myself on describing distances size etc and remember that sie is based off a foot ish tall furry hero, not a 6ish foot tall character. A 15 ft wide stream is actually a dangerous river to them ... unless they think through that the are expert tree climbers and can leap from tree to tree and not have to cross the 'creek/river' at water level. Thus far they haven't, but considering 2 of the 3 combats included them being in a tree and raining arrows down on the rats , it is only a matter of time