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Re: (TFT) Healing spells in TFT.
Yep. I always track individual wounds, and generally allow physicking (and
bleeding!) on each wound. In addition to making more sense, it has the
interesting effect that minor injuries get healed a lot faster, while the
memorable serious blows end up being the important ones that have someone
limping and groaning for days or weeks.
Neil, have you had parties who travel with a wagon for barrels of healing
As I said before, I quite enjoy deadly combat and the possiblity of
longer-term injuries. Characters getting seriously hurt can be an
opportunity for interesting situations, trying to protect them, causing
the less butch to have to be on guard duty, having some interesting
non-combat situations, or making the usually-fearless warriors have a
taste of weakness, etc. Trivializing injury can remove those
possibilities. I guess you cold still have such episodes when the healer
is unavailable, though. Like Neil, though, I rarely found it a problem.
Players had to adapt by using proper caution, and also by bringing NPC's
along to help share the risk. When your cannon fodder are all dead and the
wagon is full of loot, the prudent adventurer considers heading back to
Neil Gilmore wrote:
> Personally, I prefer the 'combat is deadly' model. It breeds caution into
> the PCs. And I don't recall ever having too much trouble with character
> down-time, even in the middle of an adventure.
> Certainly healing potions are available, especially in civilized areas. It
> sure helps out with health care.
> But I have all potions being 1 liter in size. How many of those can you
> carry? But I also say that Physickers, et all, can do their voodoo on each
> wound (if the player cares to keep track [some allow once for each
> and that helps some. Makes Physicker a much more useful skill.
> All in all, if you want success in the wilderness, wear armor and have a
> medic around.
> But it's also not unknown for players to become Chemists and Alchemists,
> have the rest of the party supplying them with ingredients. Seems to make
> for the fact that most 'maker' types aren't so good in combat.
>> Mind you, the world without these things is not
>> illogical, or in any way inferior. It's simply not a
>> setting that can support adventure at the pace people
>> seem to want.
> As I say, there hasn't seemed to be a problem.
> Neil Gilmore
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