I'm GMing a game and I've got two new players coming either next section or the one after, one is going to play a Kroot as I understand it and that's fine I'm fluent in the lore and I've already got a guy playing an Ork so it's not like I can say no. Honestly I was worried about letting the one guy play an Ork but it's really worked out he does a really good job of it, but then again an Ork really has something to do outside of combat even if it's just to tool around and be comic relief wheras I'm not really sure what a Kroot is going to be doing outside of combat.
That's my first concern really, that I'm going to have this character that just grunts at stuff, follows everyone else around and waits for trhe next thing to kill and presumably devour, and that then the guy will get bored waiting. I run a primarily exploration based game so far, I make sure to put at least one signifigant combat in every session even if I have to shoehorn it in because the players really like killing things and they really like looting them even if it's like say some sort of dog monster. In any case Into the Storm has about a page regarding Kroot personalities and dispositions, and that's probably the longest anyone has ever written on the subject. Thinking on it the Kroot are really known more for what they do, how they do it and where they come from than who they are.
So if any of you have ever had a Kroot player or a Kroot character let me know, what sort of direction did that go in? How well did it really work in a narrative or roleplayeing sense? Any advice?
My second concern is this, Kroot don't use cybernetics and as far as I'm aware they do not regenerate lost limbs, so what the hell do I do if this character gets it's arm lopped off? At that point I'll have to come up with some way to allow the guy to make the character playable again but that's tricky. The best ideas I could think of off hand would be to have them seek out a somewhat heretical but highly skilled genetor or some planet full of extremely regenerative creatures that he'd then have to chow down on for months worth of narrative time. Both would basically put the brakes on for anything else.