Re: Fetishes

From: Gerald R Bosch <gbosch_at_...>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 11:23:26 -0400

At 03:26 PM 6/15/00 +0100, you wrote:
>>Can a tattoo be a fetish?
>Maybe not, but a fetish can be a tattoo. The difference is, I don't think a
>character can just decide that all their fetishes are going to be tattooed
>onto their body. There may be traditions in which this is common, or within
>a tradition there may be some magics that commonly have a tattooed fetish,
>etc. This question carries a faint whiff of minimaxing, I'm partly thinking
>of plausible and fair counters to it.

I would think that the use of tattoos as fetishes would be common in many traditions. The Telmori jump to mind as a culture that would need this. As for "minimaxing" there is one counter that goes back to RQ- the downside of a tattooed fetish is that an enemy really only has one way of depriving the owner of its use: remove the tattooed body part! If fetishes are tattooed, prepare for summary amputations!


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