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Jaggedstar Emerald Sparx Gems: 4979
#44551 Posted: 02:42:35 02/05/2019
im gonna post in every topic on this page so u can all come back to a nice active board xx
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hell yeah
Iceclaw Platinum Sparx Gems: 7154
#44552 Posted: 02:44:23 02/05/2019
The more I see you post the more I see you really don't seem like a caring person at all
To think there was a point where I looked up to you
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Twinkies and 2hus
Jaggedstar Emerald Sparx Gems: 4979
#44553 Posted: 02:44:55 02/05/2019
^that looks like it was aimed at me but is it?
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hell yeah
Iceclaw Platinum Sparx Gems: 7154
#44554 Posted: 03:26:01 02/05/2019
Quote: Jaggedstar
^that looks like it was aimed at me but is it?



No omg ! I'm sorry if it seemed that way.
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Twinkies and 2hus
Jaggedstar Emerald Sparx Gems: 4979
#44555 Posted: 03:28:47 02/05/2019
Quote: Iceclaw
Quote: Jaggedstar
^that looks like it was aimed at me but is it?



No omg ! I'm sorry if it seemed that way.



Hahaha don't be sorry!! I'm sorry-I'll leave you to your personal thoughts smilie
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hell yeah
willspyro Emerald Sparx Gems: 4856
#44556 Posted: 04:42:16 02/05/2019
So much in common damn
Trix Master 100 Platinum Sparx Gems: 5984
#44557 Posted: 06:08:16 02/05/2019
Hey guy just wondering, were you lurking the whole time or did you decide to come back because "bah they don't know me"? Either way ****ing sad.


I might not be subtle with this
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If you cannot handle me at my pumpkin spiciest, you cannot handle me at my pumpkin sweetest

icon from Empoh
Riolu-Blue-247 Platinum Sparx Gems: 7112
#44558 Posted: 08:18:08 02/05/2019
I hope sleeping well helps. I'm coming apart and I want it to stop.
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I just realised that I might not know what the hell is going on
Vespi Yellow Sparx Gems: 1341
#44559 Posted: 15:35:53 02/05/2019
i got this, i hope
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I am Groot. (*I Guardians of the Galaxy 23:48*)
DragonCamo Platinum Sparx Gems: 5647
#44560 Posted: 18:56:26 02/05/2019
Hi I’m DragonCamo and I work a full time position where my shifts usually consist of 7am-3:30pm and I just took up a Part-time position where my shifts are 4-9/10

help me
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Gay 4 GARcher
Sesshomaru75 Platinum Sparx [online] Gems: 5958
#44561 Posted: 21:22:08 02/05/2019
I've been having really bad mood swings the past two days and I don't quite understand why, so I apologize to anyone who's had to put up with it from me. ;;


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You say that I'm kinda difficult - But it's always someone else's fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe - You can count on me to misbehave~
Trix Master 100 Platinum Sparx Gems: 5984
#44562 Posted: 22:05:16 02/05/2019
Mom I think you heard me say worst things than the C word. I don't get why it is so bad compared to all the other jokes that I make that would make a nun turn white.
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If you cannot handle me at my pumpkin spiciest, you cannot handle me at my pumpkin sweetest

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kardonis Platinum Sparx [online] Gems: 5320
#44563 Posted: 22:48:04 02/05/2019
This isn't getting easier, this isn't hurting less.

I gave you a chance. I hoped everything would be better, and what do you do? Refer to me as all sorts of offensive and derogatory terms, and make me genuinely fear the time I have to even be near you.
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I used to be THE Bowser, now I'm just an awkward girl
ShylaShadow Blue Sparx Gems: 657
#44564 Posted: 03:03:21 03/05/2019
I really want to get back into roleplaying again. I remember being a writer people looked up to, one people wanted in their rps. Now I've lost my confidence so bad that I'm anxious about writing even with close friends. I don't know what to do about this, but I really miss rping a lot. It was a great escape, and I need it more than ever now. Especially during this month.
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Last Spyro fan here...surrounded by LoS fans...cry in a corner

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Vespi Yellow Sparx Gems: 1341
#44565 Posted: 05:20:12 03/05/2019
[User Posted Image]
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I am Groot. (*I Guardians of the Galaxy 23:48*)
Sesshomaru75 Platinum Sparx [online] Gems: 5958
#44566 Posted: 20:03:25 03/05/2019
While I still kind of regret doing it, damn did it feel good.


Poor decisions are my forte. : )
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You say that I'm kinda difficult - But it's always someone else's fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe - You can count on me to misbehave~
Bolt Platinum Sparx Gems: 5451
#44567 Posted: 23:30:05 03/05/2019
Quote: Metallo
Quote: Samius
My contempt for people with drug problems continues to grow. It's one of those few things that anger me very easily.



As the son of a former addict, it's a struggle.

Do I remember the damage my mother's addiction did to me, to our family, growing up? Does it hurt like hell? Absolutely. Do I still feel angry at her sometimes? You bet. In many ways, she robbed me of a healthy childhood.

But - do I also remember the work she put in to get clean, and how she actually succeeded? Do I remember how much better her life and mine have been since then, and how much my future brightened when she got clean for good? Every day. Every single day.

I know I get really heated about a lot of things - and I mean heated - so maybe I'm the last person who should be talking about this, but no matter how angry I get at people, I always, always always believe in second chances. Or third. Or fourth. Or, when it comes to this particular topic, however many it takes to get things right.

Addicts deserve compassion, not contempt. I know firsthand that contempt makes things a hundred times worse. No matter how much I struggle with my own anger, I know that it was compassion that finally allowed my mom to get clean, and I'll defend that to my dying breath.



This is a little late, but I just want to thank you, Jeremy. As you know, my sister is struggling with addiction ... I haven't spoken about it much online lately, but she's still being a bloody handful, just coming and going. She just came back to my dad's yesterday.
I told my mum what you said, about addicts being deserving of compassion, because I wholeheartedly believe that, and she went over to see my sister this morning and gave her a hug and told her that she still loves her, despite everything. My sister has gotten worse again in the past few weeks, and my family have taken it really hard on her, so I think she really needed this compassion from my mum. (also this morning before work, i did the dishes and let her take credit for it to make my dad happier with her, so i hope he'll stop being so mad with her now too) Because seriously, if you treat addicts like **** with no compassion and no hope that they'll better themselves, they'll just continue thinking they're **** and they never get better.
Thank you Jeremy. I hope this helps her some. ;;
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you don't know me. i break things
I draw stuff.
ShylaShadow Blue Sparx Gems: 657
#44568 Posted: 23:45:32 03/05/2019
Gah this is making things worse.
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Last Spyro fan here...surrounded by LoS fans...cry in a corner

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Sesshomaru75 Platinum Sparx [online] Gems: 5958
#44569 Posted: 02:51:54 04/05/2019
I hate saying this, but your very presence both stresses me out and annoys me.


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You say that I'm kinda difficult - But it's always someone else's fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe - You can count on me to misbehave~
Metallo Emerald Sparx Gems: 4751
#44570 Posted: 03:34:48 04/05/2019
Quote: Bolt
Quote: Metallo
Quote: Samius
My contempt for people with drug problems continues to grow. It's one of those few things that anger me very easily.



As the son of a former addict, it's a struggle.

Do I remember the damage my mother's addiction did to me, to our family, growing up? Does it hurt like hell? Absolutely. Do I still feel angry at her sometimes? You bet. In many ways, she robbed me of a healthy childhood.

But - do I also remember the work she put in to get clean, and how she actually succeeded? Do I remember how much better her life and mine have been since then, and how much my future brightened when she got clean for good? Every day. Every single day.

I know I get really heated about a lot of things - and I mean heated - so maybe I'm the last person who should be talking about this, but no matter how angry I get at people, I always, always always believe in second chances. Or third. Or fourth. Or, when it comes to this particular topic, however many it takes to get things right.

Addicts deserve compassion, not contempt. I know firsthand that contempt makes things a hundred times worse. No matter how much I struggle with my own anger, I know that it was compassion that finally allowed my mom to get clean, and I'll defend that to my dying breath.



This is a little late, but I just want to thank you, Jeremy. As you know, my sister is struggling with addiction ... I haven't spoken about it much online lately, but she's still being a bloody handful, just coming and going. She just came back to my dad's yesterday.
I told my mum what you said, about addicts being deserving of compassion, because I wholeheartedly believe that, and she went over to see my sister this morning and gave her a hug and told her that she still loves her, despite everything. My sister has gotten worse again in the past few weeks, and my family have taken it really hard on her, so I think she really needed this compassion from my mum. (also this morning before work, i did the dishes and let her take credit for it to make my dad happier with her, so i hope he'll stop being so mad with her now too) Because seriously, if you treat addicts like **** with no compassion and no hope that they'll better themselves, they'll just continue thinking they're **** and they never get better.
Thank you Jeremy. I hope this helps her some. ;;



I'm very glad to hear that. Don't lose hope.
ThunderEgg Blue Sparx Gems: 697
#44571 Posted: 04:29:08 04/05/2019
Oh, I'm gonna ask so many questions when I go to this meeting. I'll have to ignore the person if they get annoyed, because I really need to know these things. Hopefully it'll clear up everything so I know what I need to do next.
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I AM ETERNAL!
Sesshomaru75 Platinum Sparx [online] Gems: 5958
#44572 Posted: 04:18:45 06/05/2019
I'm not going to lie, but that actually hurt to hear. ;; It doesn't help that this is just adding onto the list of insecurities I've been having as of late.


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You say that I'm kinda difficult - But it's always someone else's fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe - You can count on me to misbehave~
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Spyroboy Diamond Sparx Gems: 8861
#44573 Posted: 04:23:03 06/05/2019
Pineapple does go on pizza.
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さだめじゃ
Feel free to troll my site: http://hikiotaku.com
willspyro Emerald Sparx Gems: 4856
#44574 Posted: 04:28:15 06/05/2019
You're dead to me
84skylanderdude Platinum Sparx Gems: 5033
#44575 Posted: 06:15:24 06/05/2019
It’s now officially been a year since we broke up

I’m really never getting over this at this point am I
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“No one knows what the outcome will be. So, as much as you can, choose whatever you'll regret the least.” - Levi Ackerman
willspyro Emerald Sparx Gems: 4856
#44576 Posted: 21:36:42 06/05/2019
If this doesn't pull threw I'm ****ed I tell you

4 years ****ing wasted
Gharlant Green Sparx Gems: 479
#44577 Posted: 17:35:18 07/05/2019
I wonder when I got into the habit of writing messages to nobody.
Vespi Yellow Sparx Gems: 1341
#44578 Posted: 19:43:40 07/05/2019
the more i think about it, the past year or so really has been an awakening for me
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I am Groot. (*I Guardians of the Galaxy 23:48*)
willspyro Emerald Sparx Gems: 4856
#44579 Posted: 04:21:27 08/05/2019
Choking
Vespi Yellow Sparx Gems: 1341
#44580 Posted: 14:50:24 08/05/2019
youre LITERALLY just a whiny, petulant child
how about you try not to be a total edgelord for 5 minutes?
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I am Groot. (*I Guardians of the Galaxy 23:48*)
Riolu-Blue-247 Platinum Sparx Gems: 7112
#44581 Posted: 20:45:59 08/05/2019
i know im always going to be replaced by someone, not matter how hard i try so why bother anymore


its too early for this
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I just realised that I might not know what the hell is going on
ShylaShadow Blue Sparx Gems: 657
#44582 Posted: 21:37:14 08/05/2019
What’s the point?
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Last Spyro fan here...surrounded by LoS fans...cry in a corner

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Vespi Yellow Sparx Gems: 1341
#44583 Posted: 06:06:17 09/05/2019
[User Posted Image]

this applies to so many people tonight
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I am Groot. (*I Guardians of the Galaxy 23:48*)
Carmelita Fox Diamond Sparx Gems: 9767
#44584 Posted: 17:29:51 09/05/2019
listen bro, you need to chill the heck out, nobody here is judging you as harshly as you do yourself. you can't force yourself to leave, it never works.
HeyitsHotDog Platinum Sparx [online] Gems: 5143
#44585 Posted: 23:18:53 09/05/2019
The more I think about it, the more I believe that I'm actually quite comfortable with myself. I don't have much that I dislike about myself, if anything at all. When I'm happy, I'm genuinely happy. I never feel the need to put on a mask and pretend that I am just so others won't get concerned. I have my pros and I have my cons, but that's OK. That's what makes me, me. I can be impulsive, shy, anxious and a bit lazy, but that stuff has lessened over the years. I've grown into a better me. I love to make people laugh, feel good, and smile. I like to think I'm kind, a good person, funny and attractive, and based on how I interact with people, and how they react to me, I am.

I am happy with who I am, and 100% confident that happiness will grow as I live. Are there things I would want to change about myself? Absolutely, but in the end, I guess I can. And if I can't, that's OK.


Anything that makes me unhappy right now, it's rarely because of something about myself. It's always something outside of my control, something that probably won't be an issue I'll deal with on 5 years (Give or take a few)


And through out our lives, we all grow. We learn from our mistakes and from each other. And I learn every day.


I have a plethora of passions and interest, all are ways to make me smile, and some day truly invest in, and hopefully, in things go the way I'd like them to, help others who need it.
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When ever you get scared or nervous about something, you gotta do your best to keep on smiling and Go Beyond Plus Ultra!
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hardcoreignitor Gold Sparx Gems: 2570
#44586 Posted: 00:26:04 10/05/2019
christ on a bike

i keep rereading my old posts circa 2012, and i hate that i was "that kid" for so long

i know i've said this before, but again, to anyone that knew me as the 11-13 year old kid with the personality of a gnat, i'm really ****ing sorry

i'm a lot better now, but i'll never be 100% over the fact that i used to treat the people here like **** because i felt like i didn't fit in anywhere else and just wanted friends

but hey, that was over 5 years ago. most of those people are long gone from here. i just wish they knew that i'm sorry.
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nyeheheheheh

hey lois, i’m dustah from mudda 3
JCW555 Hunter Gems: 5754
#44587 Posted: 00:28:13 10/05/2019
Welcome back HI. Long time no see. smilie
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"If Jesus showed up now, he'd be in jail by next week"
Motörhead - Brave New World - Hammered (2002)
Vespi Yellow Sparx Gems: 1341
#44588 Posted: 01:44:39 10/05/2019
i wish i didnt feel emotion
itd make everyones lives a whole lot better
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I am Groot. (*I Guardians of the Galaxy 23:48*)
willspyro Emerald Sparx Gems: 4856
#44589 Posted: 02:50:33 10/05/2019
I have a whole lot of hope now
Johnbonne Yellow Sparx Gems: 1086
#44590 Posted: 19:39:02 10/05/2019
Bear Cavalry sounds really awesome, especially when you preface it with "Dwarven", even though there's no other kind of Bear Cavalry. Try and think of another kind of Bear Cavalry. Human? Elven? Orcish? The only other kind is Russian, but that's stupid. Because it's still Bear Cavalry. Being Russian and/or Dwarven makes it less so, but then the point of Bear Cavalry is missing at that point. It's supposed to be absurd, which it accomplishes, until you think about it.

For starters, it looks great as a still image. Now give that image animation. Bears don't run like a cavalry unit. They bounce, they jiggle, they wobble. They're not the most sociable animal, so having them as a cavalry unit of, say, 500 bears and riders is going to be tough. Getting them to charge in a line without any conflicts, especially where their young are concerned, is also going to be bothersome.
They're not a stampeding animal. While they can run someone down, they use their weight to pin something down. They're slow after making initial close quarters combat, wildly swiping with heavy strikes that can do a lot of damage.... provided they're the only predator. Otherwise a pack of dogs can tear them apart, and they're less dangerous than defenders armed with long pointy weapons or deeply stabbing instruments.

So they're not good at lining up and moving amonst one another, they're not particularly good at charging, they're not going to be much use beyond breaking the initial shield wall (assuming there is one), and leave the rider vulnerable from the start of combat until the inevitable and timely death. This is all assuming the enemy has little to no ranged capabilities, with siege weapons that would hit them easier than a horseman. If it's mounted ranged infantry, they're done for. And good luck learning how to aim and shoot on bear-back (ooh matron).

More assumptions have to be made as well; that bears are easily domesticated, which they're not. They go where food is. Recently I learnt that a guard dog was being bribed by a bear with deer bones in order to get to the guard dog's owner's trash. This was successful, meaning they'll do what it takes for food. They can be quite crafty, as we've seen with things like getting honey from a bee hive unharmed, or being excellent hunters of fish. Domesticating them is possible, but for how long? How much food must one bear consume each day? I don't know the exact figures, but it's between "more than you can offer" and "more than you can offer". Then multiply that by however many bears you need for an effective cavalry force (enough so that you've got plenty left by the time they reach the enemy, which won't be many, because Bear Cavalry's stupid).

Bears also hibernate, so you can forget fighting during winter or other cold conditions where they'll need extrordinary amounts of rest and plenty of food in their bellies to help them survive during that time. There's no food they can access in the winter, and if they can't get it with their long claws and snouts, a Dwarf isn't going to with their stubby little hands living in a cave won't either.

That's another thing; what on God's green tiramasu are you doing with bears in the first place? Why not something local? Because bears don't grow in caves. They grow in trees, and Dwarves don't have trees unless they're Dwemer (which aren't Dwarves in the typical fantasy sense but another kind of elf). They're not suited to cave-like structures where no berries grow or where there's no waterborne food sources; they need wooded areas with winter-killed prey animals and areas with lots of water. Some caves might have this, but mine don't, so Bear Cavalry isn't going in my D&D setting.

And what does one get from Bear Cavalry, exactly? Furs from the killed ones? Not if their pelts are ruined in combat. And are their pelts so good that they're worth the amount of food you have to get for them, and the risk to your own life? What about entertainment? Dwarves have plenty of ways to entertain themselves. You want to see a bear dance, go to a city or a travelling circus, a bear isn't going to last five minutes in a Dwarven hovel. You get no milk, and their meat tastes like their last meal because they're need to get as much nutrition per meal as possible. And because it's a large prey animal, horses will have a lot more meat on their bones. There's simply more creatures that yield better produce all year around, dead or alive, than bears.

You want to do something better than Bear Cavalry? Goat Cavalry. They live near and on mountains, can be domesticated, produce milk and apparently taste quite nice. They have horns, which are good for charging and perhaps even steering them. Because they excel in travelling up mountains, you can escape non-Dwarven attackers who have less proficiency in that environment, even with equipment. A mountain goat can go up with no problems at all, and you've just got to feed them grass, berries and tin cans. A lot less than a bear, I might add. And they're fast. And they hit hard, so they're great for cavalry. Because we're talking about cavalry.

There's a case to be made for Giant Spiders, as seen in Warhammer Fantasy with its Night Goblin Spider Riders. These guys excel in cavernous environments, able to crawl upon walls silently to ambush, having venomous bites and stings, and have a meat-based diet so you can feed friend and foe alike to keep them happy. I can hardly call it domestication, but if food is plentiful and its home goes relatively undisturbed (or you can make a bargain with the Spider Queen), they won't move away. Problem is they're squishy, and Dwarves excel at making weapons that squish squishy things. As for what they produce, they can create silk, venom (poison), and should they lose limbs they too can be used as spear weapons. I'm sure their innards are good for alchemy.

I'm of the belief that fantasy isn't an excuse to go ham and expect the consumer to suspend all disbelief. There are certain things you can't make them change their mind on. Some people would be fine with Bear Cavalry. It's fun, but I can't look at it seriously and wouldn't go through the bottom ache of trying to stat and balance it. Even for a single character to travel with/on, do I really want to look at the stats for a horse and try and balance it, taking into account its speed, health, damage, diet and lifestyle? Nope. You don't either, because you've got more important things to do.

In my campaign setting, there's a mad Dwarven King who - amongst many things - used bear cavalry, which ruined the economy, cost the lives of a lot of his soldiers, were unruly and ultimately ended in his death. The battle quickly led to a tactical withdrawal to their mountain home, where they successfully held out a siege. Since then, their military treatise was revised and their culture saw a rapid change, going from upholding the honour of the clan first and foremost to doing the right thing for yourself, within the bounds of the law. Most things I've banned will likely be relegated to "because the mad Dwarven King did it, and everybody hated it".

If you want to change the rules of a single animal for your campaign setting or game, go ahead. If you go crazy with it, I'd like to see how you make it work. And if you can make the world work with that in mind, even better.

Besides, who ever said "a bear, a bear, my kingdom for a bear"? People who eat Corn Flakes with a fork, I'd imagine.
hardcoreignitor Gold Sparx Gems: 2570
#44591 Posted: 21:06:41 10/05/2019
Quote: Johnbonne
Bear Cavalry sounds really awesome, especially when you preface it with "Dwarven", even though there's no other kind of Bear Cavalry. Try and think of another kind of Bear Cavalry. Human? Elven? Orcish? The only other kind is Russian, but that's stupid. Because it's still Bear Cavalry. Being Russian and/or Dwarven makes it less so, but then the point of Bear Cavalry is missing at that point. It's supposed to be absurd, which it accomplishes, until you think about it.

For starters, it looks great as a still image. Now give that image animation. Bears don't run like a cavalry unit. They bounce, they jiggle, they wobble. They're not the most sociable animal, so having them as a cavalry unit of, say, 500 bears and riders is going to be tough. Getting them to charge in a line without any conflicts, especially where their young are concerned, is also going to be bothersome.
They're not a stampeding animal. While they can run someone down, they use their weight to pin something down. They're slow after making initial close quarters combat, wildly swiping with heavy strikes that can do a lot of damage.... provided they're the only predator. Otherwise a pack of dogs can tear them apart, and they're less dangerous than defenders armed with long pointy weapons or deeply stabbing instruments.

So they're not good at lining up and moving amonst one another, they're not particularly good at charging, they're not going to be much use beyond breaking the initial shield wall (assuming there is one), and leave the rider vulnerable from the start of combat until the inevitable and timely death. This is all assuming the enemy has little to no ranged capabilities, with siege weapons that would hit them easier than a horseman. If it's mounted ranged infantry, they're done for. And good luck learning how to aim and shoot on bear-back (ooh matron).

More assumptions have to be made as well; that bears are easily domesticated, which they're not. They go where food is. Recently I learnt that a guard dog was being bribed by a bear with deer bones in order to get to the guard dog's owner's trash. This was successful, meaning they'll do what it takes for food. They can be quite crafty, as we've seen with things like getting honey from a bee hive unharmed, or being excellent hunters of fish. Domesticating them is possible, but for how long? How much food must one bear consume each day? I don't know the exact figures, but it's between "more than you can offer" and "more than you can offer". Then multiply that by however many bears you need for an effective cavalry force (enough so that you've got plenty left by the time they reach the enemy, which won't be many, because Bear Cavalry's stupid).

Bears also hibernate, so you can forget fighting during winter or other cold conditions where they'll need extrordinary amounts of rest and plenty of food in their bellies to help them survive during that time. There's no food they can access in the winter, and if they can't get it with their long claws and snouts, a Dwarf isn't going to with their stubby little hands living in a cave won't either.

That's another thing; what on God's green tiramasu are you doing with bears in the first place? Why not something local? Because bears don't grow in caves. They grow in trees, and Dwarves don't have trees unless they're Dwemer (which aren't Dwarves in the typical fantasy sense but another kind of elf). They're not suited to cave-like structures where no berries grow or where there's no waterborne food sources; they need wooded areas with winter-killed prey animals and areas with lots of water. Some caves might have this, but mine don't, so Bear Cavalry isn't going in my D&D setting.

And what does one get from Bear Cavalry, exactly? Furs from the killed ones? Not if their pelts are ruined in combat. And are their pelts so good that they're worth the amount of food you have to get for them, and the risk to your own life? What about entertainment? Dwarves have plenty of ways to entertain themselves. You want to see a bear dance, go to a city or a travelling circus, a bear isn't going to last five minutes in a Dwarven hovel. You get no milk, and their meat tastes like their last meal because they're need to get as much nutrition per meal as possible. And because it's a large prey animal, horses will have a lot more meat on their bones. There's simply more creatures that yield better produce all year around, dead or alive, than bears.

You want to do something better than Bear Cavalry? Goat Cavalry. They live near and on mountains, can be domesticated, produce milk and apparently taste quite nice. They have horns, which are good for charging and perhaps even steering them. Because they excel in travelling up mountains, you can escape non-Dwarven attackers who have less proficiency in that environment, even with equipment. A mountain goat can go up with no problems at all, and you've just got to feed them grass, berries and tin cans. A lot less than a bear, I might add. And they're fast. And they hit hard, so they're great for cavalry. Because we're talking about cavalry.

There's a case to be made for Giant Spiders, as seen in Warhammer Fantasy with its Night Goblin Spider Riders. These guys excel in cavernous environments, able to crawl upon walls silently to ambush, having venomous bites and stings, and have a meat-based diet so you can feed friend and foe alike to keep them happy. I can hardly call it domestication, but if food is plentiful and its home goes relatively undisturbed (or you can make a bargain with the Spider Queen), they won't move away. Problem is they're squishy, and Dwarves excel at making weapons that squish squishy things. As for what they produce, they can create silk, venom (poison), and should they lose limbs they too can be used as spear weapons. I'm sure their innards are good for alchemy.

I'm of the belief that fantasy isn't an excuse to go ham and expect the consumer to suspend all disbelief. There are certain things you can't make them change their mind on. Some people would be fine with Bear Cavalry. It's fun, but I can't look at it seriously and wouldn't go through the bottom ache of trying to stat and balance it. Even for a single character to travel with/on, do I really want to look at the stats for a horse and try and balance it, taking into account its speed, health, damage, diet and lifestyle? Nope. You don't either, because you've got more important things to do.

In my campaign setting, there's a mad Dwarven King who - amongst many things - used bear cavalry, which ruined the economy, cost the lives of a lot of his soldiers, were unruly and ultimately ended in his death. The battle quickly led to a tactical withdrawal to their mountain home, where they successfully held out a siege. Since then, their military treatise was revised and their culture saw a rapid change, going from upholding the honour of the clan first and foremost to doing the right thing for yourself, within the bounds of the law. Most things I've banned will likely be relegated to "because the mad Dwarven King did it, and everybody hated it".

If you want to change the rules of a single animal for your campaign setting or game, go ahead. If you go crazy with it, I'd like to see how you make it work. And if you can make the world work with that in mind, even better.

Besides, who ever said "a bear, a bear, my kingdom for a bear"? People who eat Corn Flakes with a fork, I'd imagine.


does darkspyro have an upvote button yet
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hey lois, i’m dustah from mudda 3
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#44592 Posted: 00:12:20 11/05/2019
Quote: hardcoreignitor
christ on a bike

i keep rereading my old posts circa 2012, and i hate that i was "that kid" for so long

i know i've said this before, but again, to anyone that knew me as the 11-13 year old kid with the personality of a gnat, i'm really ****ing sorry

i'm a lot better now, but i'll never be 100% over the fact that i used to treat the people here like **** because i felt like i didn't fit in anywhere else and just wanted friends

but hey, that was over 5 years ago. most of those people are long gone from here. i just wish they knew that i'm sorry.



hahaha you're fine dude. people forgave me for my pre-2013 days
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#44593 Posted: 04:19:04 11/05/2019
mental health is called watching the fire emblem anime english dub on youtube 2 hours before your birthday hits
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#44594 Posted: 16:56:53 11/05/2019
I wish I was a lot less clumsy, maybe then my body wouldn't be hurt from being caught on or randomly hitting furniture.
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icon from Empoh
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#44595 Posted: 17:09:16 11/05/2019
Oh sweet rest.
Find me at my home.
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looks like ive got some things to do...in hd
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#44596 Posted: 01:17:34 12/05/2019
Life is hard and I am stressed
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Last Spyro fan here...surrounded by LoS fans...cry in a corner

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#44597 Posted: 04:31:09 12/05/2019
today went probably just as awful as it could have gone
i had such a nice streak of good things happening to me, why did it all have to come crashing down on my birthday of all days?
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#44598 Posted: 15:38:19 12/05/2019
Well as of last night it’s been a full year since I last heard from you now

I hope things get/have gotten at least slightly better for you
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#44599 Posted: 03:55:10 13/05/2019
I got to work on myself if I want it
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#44600 Posted: 06:20:12 13/05/2019
Somebody's having one of their little babby tantrums again... smilie
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Got you wrapped around my finger, babe - You can count on me to misbehave~
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