One of my player’s characters is an Explorer from Okar with an Apt for a companion animal, in line with the rules presented in the Prince of Helium book. Trouble is, the game takes place outside of the natural habitat of the Apt. The player characters are based out of Hastor.
How do we make this work? Does the Apt stay in a freezer-cage or wear some kind of a cooling garment? Is it just constantly miserable from the heat? Maybe I’m overthinking it but it just doesn’t make logistical sense in my head- like force marching a Polar Bear across the Sahara.
I’ve already had another player have his character leap onto it’s back and attempt to ride it into battle. I reach for another aspirin.
I’m inclined to just tell the player the character has an Apt, but he had to leave him home in Okar because it would be too cruel to drag him away from the ice. But because he missed the Apt so much picked up a Calot to serve as a traveling companion until he returns home.
But in a way, isn’t that saying “Sorry, you can’t have your Polar Bear, here’s a puppy”?
How would you play it?