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Re: (TFT) Waste of time?

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From: Mark Tapley <mtapley@swri.edu>
Reply-To: tft@brainiac.com
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 22:37:35 -0600

>I think one fundamental problem you'll have to address is how to 
>introduce high technology into the game.
>Skills, Medieval hardware, and wizard-cast spells are all based 
>the attributes of the user, so the strength of a character in a 
>situation is tied to how experienced that character is (in terms 
>total number of character points). Granted some combinations of 
>points are better than others for any given situation, but that 
>gives the player interesting choices to make.
>Technology, somewhat similar to magic items, gives characters 
>advantages that tie only to their fortunes (in terms either of 
>or of the referee rewarding their endeavours with lucky 
>So it's easier to unbalance a game with technological artifacts. 
As I 
>point out, this issue already exists with magic items; the new 
>challenge for a high-tech game would be creating a finance 
>that ranks the cool technology piece costs somewhat equivalent 
>their utility in the game. That might end up taking a fair 
amount of 
Actually I probably wouldnt have to set up a monetary system for 
what I am thinking about doing. Due to the fact that you are 
working for the government equpment is furnished along with three 
square a day. I think the toughest part of doing this would be 
setting up equipment and skill sets to go with them, and possibly 
integrating psionics into the talents list.

I dont see where the technology level will be that hard to work 
around. A human is a human is a human doesnt matter if they wear 
chainmail and swing a sword or are in some type of synthetic 
armor firing a blaster when they are out of hitpoints there 

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