[MUD-Dev] Re: Administrative notes

Travis S Casey casey at nu.cs.fsu.edu
Tue May 20 08:37:50 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


On Mon, 19 May 1997, Jeff Kesselman wrote:

> >consider a mode of fighting that is 'engage' instead of 'kill'.
> >call it what you like, but the point is that once the opponent's
> >health has reached a low percentage of his original, he lapses
> >into a nice 1-minute bout of unconsciousness, during which
> >time he can be looted. :-)  of course, if you deal too much in
> >the way of damage...woops, you beat him to death.
> 
> The most common hosue rule in pen and paper AD&D in sunciousness.  The way
> that works is that 0 is unconcious. Once unconcious you lose 1 point per
> round until a friend binds your wounds, or you hit -10 at which point you die.
> 
> Nice thing abt this is that it gives a STRONG incentive to band together
> for safety.

Minor note:  In first edition AD&D, this was the *official* rule, not
a house rule.  In second edition it's no longer official.
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