[MUD-Dev] Re:

Richard Woolcock KaVir at dial.pipex.com
Thu Aug 21 19:06:44 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote:
> mud-dev at null.net wrote:
> >
> > Here are some random thoughts/questions on the matter.  Would liasons
> > be possible between PCs only or combination of PC/NPC?
> I just want to make one comment here.
> Do NOT under ANY circumstances build rape code into your game. It's just
> not an amusing option, and can have some serious repercussions for
> survivors of such incidents.

I agree completely with this.  My system is player-to-player only, and
requires both people to type 'consent <partner>'.  I have coded some
pretty horrific combat (people can get disembowelled, then stagger off
knowing its only so long before they either bleed to death, or their
entrails pour out...with a selection of options like this, combat is
not for the faint of heart), however there are some things I just would
never code.  Interestingly my system is also male-to-female only.

> > I don't like the idea of
> > skill transference, but wealth and equipment are another matter.
> > Once play begins with the new character perhaps there are necessary
> > expenditures for the NPC parents if still living?
> Anyone for a 'borrow money from parents' subsystem, with attendant
> requirements that you go to dinner and write or visit more often? ;)

I agree that skills should not be 'transferred'...however there is no
reason why you couldn't bring up your son/daughter to follow in your
footsteps, thus they would be quite likely to have some of your skills.


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