This one is close to my heart. I play a small character.
She’s a little over five feet tall. That half inch would mean a lot to her, if the world were one in which measurements were exact.
Size is, in RuneQuest, one of the things that helps you to do damage. She’s short, but she’s burly and strong. She juuuuuust squeezes in to get an extra 1D4 damage. Her warrior friend Rajar is bigger. He easily gets 1D6, and 2D6 would be possible (and indeed, he often gets there with magic). She has been on the wrong end of wrestling matches with him, where she has to match her strength against his (a small disadvantage) and her size against his (oh dear).
Playing someone small and fighty is great fun. A tiny shouty angry person who is suddenly scary when the NPCs realise that all of her magical tattoos are a bit more Death-themed than they thought, and she’s asking them outside for their choice of sword or spear or else shutting up and not saying that about her friends is great fun. She’s got a habit of writing cheques1Well, she’s illiterate, but you get what I mean. that she has to cash. She’ll fight against terrible odds, because she has something to prove. She finds it hard to back down in a crisis, because people will assume it is because she is afraid, and she hates that idea more than she hates the idea of dying.
The thing that is most adorable about this, though, is that her mentor is even smaller than she is. You see, he’s a were-duck.
- 1Well, she’s illiterate, but you get what I mean.