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StrafingRunGames
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What exactly is a Homunculi? Mon, 08 November 2010 23:02
I cannot find much about this on Google, etc.

Seems like they were really grasping for a new race and there are a LOT of better ones out there...

Can anyone explain what these are? if not, I am going to remove them from my set because I have no clue how to explain them to my other players. lol
      
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Re:What exactly is a Homunculi? Tue, 09 November 2010 01:11
Homunculi is the plural of Homunculus. Made famous by their early appearance in Dungeons & Dragons where they are tiny creatures created by mages to act as servants.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homunculus_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)

More generally

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homunculus
      
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Re:What exactly is a Homunculi? Tue, 09 November 2010 02:59
Thanks for the reply although I am still a bit confused. Why do they grow in numbers the more people reject them for instance? lol

I dunno - they just don't seem to fit in with the rest of the races. Seem kinda thrown together. Perhaps if I had played more D&D...maybe I am the only one who just does not get it.
      
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Re:What exactly is a Homunculi? Sun, 14 November 2010 22:22
I think Homunculi fit the themes of Smallworld pretty well, considering they're creatures created solely to do the bidding of their creator. The perfect troops, really. I don't know that I could explain thematically why they increase in number as people pass them up, but you won't care when you have 15 Pillaging Homunculi tearing up the board. Good times!
      
tyberius
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Re:What exactly is a Homunculi? Mon, 15 November 2010 14:17
For the theme, they look like they're being created in flasks. Maybe the more they're skipped, the more time has passed, allowing more to be 'grown'. (?)
      
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Re:What exactly is a Homunculi? Mon, 15 November 2010 15:40
Either way, its a pretty cool concept as a race - if the dwarves gained tokens by being passed up, I would use them more often. Smile
      
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Re:What exactly is a Homunculi? Tue, 16 November 2010 22:55
tyberius wrote on Mon, 15 November 2010 08:17

For the theme, they look like they're being created in flasks. Maybe the more they're skipped, the more time has passed, allowing more to be 'grown'. (?)


Now that I understand a little more what they are, this answer seems to make the most sense.

OK I am on board with this Race now!

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