Hi gang, In our last table session where we play with modified ICRPG rules in order to play the game much more like Critical Role style of role playing… one of our players managed to charm/befriend a young female dire wolf which spent time with her and the group over a few days during the session. I played the wolf’s role through that session but would like to hand the reigns over to the player going fwd. The wolf’s father died and was very large so I’m thinking this female will too grow large. Perhaps not as large as her father was but still… damn big… like maybe double the size of a German shephard perhaps? Or do you think it should be larger? That would be question numero uno… what do you think a high fantasy female dire wolf should look like?
Next question… How should their relationship evolve? Should the player have to continuosly role to charm/befriend on a regular basis or perhaps after X amount of successful rolls, they are just now friends and trust one another? After all… this dire wolf is young still so it can learn to trust its partner. I hesitate to say “master” as I think this should be more of a buddy thing instead of ruler/servant in order to make the game more interesting. So… how do you think this relationship should be handled from a GM’s viewpoint. What kinds of checks should the player do to keep the dog and just how far will that animal go to protect her?
Lastly… actual stats. Should this animal have say… 3 different stats. One for now as “young”. One for a few months from now as it moves into “young/adult” and say a 3rd set of stats for say… a yr later when it is a mature fully grown beast? What do you recommend those stats be? What kind of specials if any should it have maybe? Perhaps the pc got lucky and this is an above average dire wolf? Or it’s trainable?
Love to hear a ton of idea’s on this so I can glean from them and flesh out something for our next session in the new yr.
Thanks in advance, you guys rock!