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Interesting fact about trolls: when you chop a troll's finger off it is not a big loss to the troll. The troll just grows a new finger, and the finger just grows a new troll.

This is important for adventurers to understand. When a big mob of like minded adventurers encounters a troll, their first instinct is often to just start hacking back at the offending monster. But this is a tragic mistake. Often the attacking troll isn't even hungry, but just wants to be a mommy, and the over zealous adventurers unwittingly partake in the beast's fiendish act of procreation. Kinda gross, yeah.

So next time you meet a troll, don't go trying to justify your aggressive reaction by telling us all how brave and stubborn you are, because your stubbornness is just icing on the cake for the troll. The longer the troll can get you to lash out with that mighty e-peen of yours, the more the troll is satisfied. And you can never be so stubborn as to win. The more you drive your point home, the more it should be obvious that the troll doesn't actually have a counter point - he just wants to see how far he can get you to go with yours, you big strong knight you!


Interesting fact about Trolls: Fire!


Blaeringr wrote:
Interesting fact about trolls: when you chop a troll's finger off it is not a big loss to the troll. The troll just grows a new finger, and the finger just grows a new troll.

Actually the rules are pretty clear that a trolls regeneration does not serve as a reproduction method.

PRD wrote:


Those who commonly battle with trolls know to locate and burn any pieces after a fight, for even the smallest scrap of flesh can regrow a full-size troll given enough time. Fortunately, only the largest part of a troll regrows in this way.

Now of course one looking to find a way to rationalize why a finger will not be growing, but then say the rest of the trolls body happens to fall into a volcano an hour later and poof now the finger is growing a body. We'll chock it up to the trolls soul or whatever seeking any functioning portion of the body, before moving onto the afterlife. Of course that also adds more issues, do trolls use their fingers as a lich uses his phylactary, as a DM I'd probably say that the finger goes unusable after 15 minutes or so, But that is beside any point at all really.

unless you are talking just the forums trolls, in which yes feeding a troll, certainly has a chance for his friends to join in the fun.


Oh, you thought I was talking about fantasy trolls. I was actually talking about forums trolls.

And I am opposed to this thread being moved here, since it seems like the pathfinder online forums specifically need the reminder to stop feeding the trolls.


Such reminders always fall on deaf ears......


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Blaeringr: savvy about trolls, not so savvy about how quickly sarcasm is utterly missed on the interwebs.

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