[MUD-Dev] Re: Combat Was Re: Leaving characters in play

Adam Wiggins adam at angel.com
Wed May 27 16:31:44 New Zealand Standard Time 1998


On Wed, 27 May 1998, Travis S. Casey wrote:
> A ten-sided die was used, for an evenly distributed one through ten.
> Thus, luck was the kind of thing that one might use once per adventure or
> less often.
> 
> TS also had another optional rule -- "fame points".  They worked the same
> way as fortune points except that they were earned through experience.
> Thus, players knew how many fame points their characters had.  I didn't
> find them to be as interesting a concept, since many games have similar
> things.  An average character might gain one fame point every three to
> four adventures, so they weren't something one could effectively build up
> to high levels.

Shadowrun MUSH had something similar, under the name of "karma".  Your
character started with a certain (small) amount of karma decided by the
admin based on your character history.  Other players could give you their
karma points if they liked, or admin would assign it at proper points in
the story, depending on your character's actions.  These could be (I
believe, it's been a while) traded in same as the luck points above.  They
also usually fell in the 1-10 range, so it reminded me of that.

Adam






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