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RE: (TFT) Fatigue: A Discussion - Part 1
I guess I need to clarify. I did not mean to exactly copy the POW concept
from Runequest, just the term. we use POW to merely separate magic power
from physical power (ST). spell-casting uses POW points that may be
"recharged" with rest. raising POW with experience affects only magic use,
also, we only assign a POW attribute to a magic-using being, not anyone
think that would eliminate the nasty POW numbers you mentioned.
which web site has the "superscrip variant" you mentioned. I don't seem to
find it after a bit of browsing....
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> >we have soaked this concept a good bit of playtesting, but
> >only with humans. if anyone has suggestions for other races,
> >please do so.
> One suggestion for other races comes to mind for the
> Humanoid races, and
> their starting POW attribute. Hobbits start with ST 4, and
> extra points.
> Giants start with ST 25 and no extra points. The Mac-Daddy
> starting wizard
> is a Reptile Man with ST 14, and 8 extra points. This is
> because the Giant
> has a maximum IQ of 10.
> On the surface it would seem that the starting POW of
> each race should
> be equal to its starting ST. This makes the use of POW more
> consistent with
> how TFT already works. But knowing how POW works in
> Runequest, particularly
> the contest of power and sacrificing a point of POW for a
> rune-ability, this
> method gives unusual advantages to the Giant, and overly
> weakens the hobbit
> in comparison.
> When one starts looking at the monsters it gets worse. A
> dragon with
> POW 100 would be a terror. The ogres are just as bad as the
> Giants. And an
> Octopi with ST 20 would start out as a rune-preist. May I
> suggest the
> following formula.
> Starting POW = ( starting ST / HEX size ) + walking MA / 2
> Examples starting POW
> Man 9
> Elf 10
> Hobbit 7
> Giant 9
> Gargoyle 12
> Reptile Man 12
> 1-hex Dragon 9
> 14-hex Dragon 8
> Ogre 9
> Octopi 14
> Of course, I don't know how much of the Rune Quest
> tradition you are
> using with the POW rules. And also I highly recommend the superscrip
> variant that has been posted.
> David Michael Grouchy II
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