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Re: (TFT) Healing spells in TFT.

In a message dated 9/17/2003 4:51:23 AM Central Daylight Time, 
david_michael_grouchy_ii@hotmail.com writes:

> >From: ErolB1@aol.com
> >
> >Do you consider it a bug or a feature if "walking wounded" characters with
> >half-healed wounds are low on "hit points" and thus vulnerable to sudden 
> >death
> >from further injuries that are relatively minor?
> Erol,
>    I see your point (I think.)  But I think the player who suggested even 
> slower healing rates was shooting for the increased vulnerablility version.  
> He wanted more down time, and characters to take much longer before they 
> were ready to fight again.

I understand what your player wanted, and even sympathize to a limited 
extent. My point is that I don't agree with his method. I think that low hit points 
is a poor way to deplict the *walking* wounded - that characters who have to 
spend a long time healing through a low hit point stage feel 'brittle' rather 
than 'wounded.' That a character who slowly recovers hit points has little or 
no zone between 'bed-ridden invalid' and 'not 100% yet, but still ready to 

I was wondering if you and/or your player considered the brittleness of a 
low-hit-point character to be a *good* depliction of the character's wounds, or 
if the brittleness and vulnerablity to everyday accidents was an unfortunate 
side effect of encouraging the character to keep out of fights. 

If the latter, then I'd suggest looking at some penalty other than reduced 
hit points to represent slowly healing wounds or permanent injury (and to 
encourage wounded characters to take down time). If the former, then my suggestion 
won't be very useful. 

Erol K. Bayburt
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