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(TFT) ST and exercise
A Brief Application of Time
Duration, distance, and the timing of special movements.
Age Grouping should be straightforward; although I'm not sure how many folks are gonna dig aging effects kicking in at 30.
The performance Levels are a bit trickier.
The program sets Level C as beginner, so I'll call that Average.
I call Level B Fit, and equate it with Warrior, and call Level A Athletic, and couple it with Veteran.
(the numbers for both Talents are a bit off, but that's another post)
None of this is definitive as arguments can be made that the data is for exercise, not combat situations etc., but it does address TFT movement issues when compared with real data like.
"On August 31, 1995, at Makuhar Messe Event Hall, Chiba, Japan, Vitaliy Scherbo, Belarus, backflipped 164 feet (50m or ~38 hexes) along the ground in 10.22 seconds."
That's 19 hexes per turn, or a gain of 7 hexes distance per turn over a Figure Running after him which is a separation of over a football field in 1 minuet.
So do I adjust all my encyclopedias and etc., or do I adjust TFT?
It may be just a game, but I'm lazy.
I don't know enough about anything to claim any Talents.
Ergo I HAVE to use reference material.
It keeps things objective.
For example, we have a couple of folks on the list that know quite a lot about martial arts.
A lot more than me in any case.
So let's say I show up at a con, (like planed LAST summer before the 40 curse kicked in...) and actually end up GMing one of these cats?
This provides us with a language without Jay having to learn all the martial arts there are.
They tell me what they wanna do, and we break it down using stuff like this as a framework.
1 = 17 - 29
2 = 30 - 39
3 = 40 - 44
4 = 45 - 49
5 = 50 - 59
6 = 60 +
(my goodness, can you see us going over the hill on this progression?)
(sorry for the bell curve ref Gav!)
A = Athletic (requires Veteran)
B = Fit (requires Warrior)
C = Average
Exercises are categorized into six groups.
1st group; Toe Touches (picking things up)
2nd group; Push Ups
3rd group; Sit Ups
4th group; Backbends
5th group; Prone Movement (Crab-crawl, Kneel-walk, etc.)
6th group; Running (Steam engines, Heal clicks, Knee touches, etc.)
First group exercises
1 - Side straddle position, arms overhead and straight.
Turn trunk to the left and bend forward over the left thigh, touch the fingertips to the floor outside the left foot, keeping the knees straight.
Return to starting position and alternate sides.
Down and up to one side is a repetition.
1.1 1-A (first group, first exercise, first age-group, Athletic) 15 reps in 2 minuets = 8 seconds per rep.
2 - Side straddle position, arms overhead and straight.
Bend at the knees and waist, swing the arms down, and reach between the legs as far as possible.
Recover to the starting position with a sharp movement.
Down and up is a repetition.
1.2 1-A 17 reps in 1 minuet = 3.5 seconds per rep.
3 - Feet shoulder width apart, hands on hips.
Do a full knee bend, trunk erect and thrust arms forward.
Recover to the erect position, and with knees locked, bend forward at the waist, touch the toes and recover.
Knee bend, recover, toe touch, recover is one repetition.
1.3 1-A 10 reps in 90 seconds = 9 seconds per rep.
And here I have a problem.
Many of these exercises are "compound" in that several distinct movements combine to form a full repetition.
I have my own ideas of how to break these down into more basic forms, but at this point I'm hoping to take advantage of the collected wisdom and experience of the list to get some different points of view on what some of the experts think.
I'm lazy and would hate to type up something nobody'd ever use.
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