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(TFT) p.e.d.'s and potions
Okay, sometimes the background radiation throws some interesting info at me.
Apparently it is quite possible that Tiger Woods was using "performance
enhancing drugs" (p.e.d.'s) during some of the time that he was dominating
It seems such speculation has been going on for quite some time but I heard
some interesting commentary this morning connecting possible p.e.d. use and
his recent injury and swing mechanics troubles.
The reasoning follows the chain that Woods used p.e.d.'s to gain power on
his swing which required a period of mechanics adjustment to "dial in".
The additional power gave him added distance to his swing and added torque
on his body, especially his plant knee.
As the p.e.d.'s did not increase bone mass like they did muscle mass the
increased torque resulted in a series of knee injuries over time requiring
him to stop the drugs and requiring another adjustment in swing mechanics
leaving him out of the players with injury after shooting +6 over the front
nine the other day.
Interesting repercussions for overuse of the Increase ST potion I think.
although that's a house rule as TFT has no penalties for Increase ST.
Tiger would go through seven bears and 14 gargoyles a week though. at max
I guess he wouldn't have to take one on a day off while "juicing" ST
As a matter of fact, the three statistic increasers are a bit odd to
ST and DX last a day while IQ lasts an hour.
ST has no mention of side effects.
DX mentions "unpleasant and unpredictable" side effects if taken "more than
a few times a month".
IQ states "Taking more than six doses of this in one month is risky; make a
4-die roll against your ST each time you take an extra dose. If you fail the
roll, you lose one point from your BASIC IQ."
But the design notes from Wizard say;
"The first thing you have to do, when sitting down to play WIZARD, is create
your figure(s). To do so, you have not only the ST and DX from MELEE, but
also a third attribute -- IQ. The higher IQ you have, the more spells you
can learn and the bigger a list you have to choose from. The higher IQ a
spell, the more spectacular it is.
However, IQ is (in my opinion) the least important of the attributes."
Boy that seems to have changed somewhat by the "advanced" stage.
Then there's the material component he hung on it meaning a wizard would
require over 300 dead humans a year to have access to +1 IQ for 6 hours per
If the medical guys got a bad time for dissections I wonder what the wizards
200$ for a brain. really?
How much for the whole human?
Why not buy some breading stock and cut out the middle man?
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