I was just finding myself wishing I still had the descriptions from a few denizens I've seen, when I started wondering about the role that physical size plays in characters. I've always played a very, very big character (just under three meters), and I've generally tried to play that out as a giant-ass Troll would; slowing down in tunnels, knocking my head on numerous archways and doorways, and having a real fear of being underground.
That got me thinking, though - do other people do this? Is the size of your character something you consider, or is it simply a part of your description that you don't think of too often? What are the sizes of the races, as you envision them? Is there a 'too small' for Tsol or 'too big' for Dwarves to be really acceptable? Has your character's size ever played a factor in your Roleplay more than simply existing in your description?
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That being said, Riashain is aware of his height. Interacting with objects with others around involves some creativity with use of emotes (e.g. sitting on tall objects). But not all the time, for sure.
She always looks up to people even some dwarves.
the rp between her and Riley is always fun because Riley's a very tall troll. Nearly double her height makes for lots of different view points.
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...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.
Beyond that, I make a few references when I can tell it's clear, and I like pulling other details from people's descriptions or the room around. I like trying to make use of little things people put in their description or are wearing...even though the wearing thing is silly for half of us with the sheer amount of junk we all wear at once.
Dragon specifically I don't RP in very often, or even use, but I have a set of emotes that makes extensive use of "great" and "massive". Kei's also both climbed on top of dragons and been climbed on top of.
So uh....long way around to say, "Yes".
As for the size of other races being too far out of bounds, nah, not really a hard limit to me. With the amount of crossbreeding we handwave away, that 7' tall Dwarf is probably half Troll somewhere along the way anyway (and HELP DWARVES even says there's some that are human-sized).
Aside from commonly short races like Dwarves or tall ones like Trolls I just kind of assume everyone is roughly in the 5'8"-6'2" range in a vaguely humanoid shaped blob unless they specify otherwise, and is close enough to be roughly eye level with whatever Kei is standing at the time. I figure if you don't tell me even roughly what your height is, that's what you intend to happen anyway.
Truth be told, though, his height is usually the last thing that comes to mind unless someone else is very short or very tall.
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When I started playing I read the HELP file about Trolls on the website when choosing a race and pretty much stuck with that. They said Trolls were about 7', usually yellow eyes, stuff like that. So that's what I did.
Also, Sarathai is a few inches taller than the average. This may or may not mean that his height magically changes from day to day.
- With sharp, crackling tones, Kyrra tells you, "The ladies must love you immensely."
- (Eleusian Ranger Techs): Savira says, "Most of the hard stuff seem to have this built in code like: If adventurer_hitting_me = "Sarathai" then send("terminate and selfdestruct")."
- Makarios says, "Serve well and perish."
- Xaden says, "Xaden confirmed scrub 2017."
As a dragon I change some mannerisms to account for the change in size and strength, and the massive claws, and will tend to look down on people (physically, this time).
I also do what Herenicus does and try to avoid dragonform and mounts indoors, and sheathing my weapons when I'm not using them, etc., because I prefer my roleplay to be consistent and simple to ostentatious and periodic. Small allowances like that make all the difference to me with regards to immersion.
It's not even primarily an issue of size there, though, but more about the general imagery of having a mount trample through a person's living room.
As for stuff like sheathing weapons: that's pretty important to me as well. Iocun almost never walks around with weapons in his hands unless he's actually fighting. I've also generally made a point of asking people to stow their weapons away when doing rituals/ceremonies and stuff.
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