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  • What race or class would a lhapso apso be!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhasa_Apso

  • #2
    Pugmire doesn't call things Races or Classes, a Lhapso Apso seems well modeled as a Companion Breed, with a tendency towards the Guardian Calling.

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    • #3
      I thought they would be monks

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      • #4
        O...K...

        Have you actually read the Pugmire stuff? I don't want to be rude or condescending here, but it really sounds like you haven't actually read the book. Pugmire is based on the D&D 5e system, but it isn't just D&D with dogs instead of humans/demi-humans. It has a setting which directly informs these things.

        The Lhapso Apso was bred by monks, that doesn't make them monks. Dogs in Pugmire have the Church of Man, which is more Christian in flavor, so their monks are more like D&D Clerics, not D&D Monks (though the cats in Monarchies or Mau do get those). While the any Breed might find their way into becoming a Shepherd for the Church of Man, the Church is well integrated into Pugmire society such that most "members" of the Church aren't Shepherds... they're just the laity. So a Lhapso Apso Companion/Guardian could easily have dedicated themselves to service to the Church as a military escort for Shepherds traveling and that sort of thing rather than joining the city guard or the military; if they were so inclined.

        Pugmire also takes place so far in the future that the Lhapso Apsos in it have never known being temple sentinels for human monks. Most of them are likely descended from pets as the breed has spread far beyond its origin. What guides them are their instinctual inclinations from that breeding (highly loyal and good companions to their families, but a tendency to get snappy with outsiders), not the specifics of the humans that breed them in the far distant past.

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        • #5
          a football.

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          • #6
            Also, I Hate ankle-bitting yappy mutts.

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            • #7
              For the most part, the breeds are all about size. In the human past, dogs are bred to size for function. This is a good guide for 95%+ of any given characters of that breed.

              Now no reason you can't have a character go against type, like a big shaggy dog that thinks he's a lap dog, so companion, or just use stats of another cause they are small, but really healthy

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              • #8
                While size is important for real world dog breeding, Pugmire doesn't differentiate Breeds by size. I'm pretty sure a lot of this is just for simplicity to avoid having different size groups and associated rules for the PCs. Pugs and great danes don't use different size rules.

                Though Breed isn't a conscious choice by the characters. You can select families within a Breed that buck the trend a bit (such as larger Companions), but in-character a Dog is born into a family that's part of a Breed group and can't change that. If your group wants to say the St. Bernard's are a Companion family, that's cool. But if you've made that decision, members of the Bernard family are Companions, they can't pick to be Fettles.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sardonic View Post
                  a football.

                  The fuck......?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sardonic View Post
                    Also, I Hate ankle-bitting yappy mutts.

                    Ok. Now can we take the animal cruelty 'jokes' the fuck away?

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