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Re: (TFT) Would an IQ 35 wizard be bad? More on Wishes.
In order to get to 30 IQ a player who starts with 8/8/8+8 would need to get
14 levels at mimimum. the first 4 levels cost 500, the next 4 cost 1000,
then the next 5 cost 5000(!) and the last 1 costs 2000, for a total of 8500
In order to get that much exp killing Starting characters only one would
need to kill 355 starting characters to get the requisite EP. Killing 4 hex
dragons requires 194 4 hex dragons to die
in other words How the heck are you killing that many enemies before the
entire world goes against you. It's incredibly impractical to get more than
40 total levels at all. and even 40 total levels is incredibly impractical.
That's why I think giants/reptile men are so much more practical for a
party than elves, Giants and reptile men can't gain levels. However
reptile men get to their 40th point before elves would so think about that
for a second the race that's supposed to Grow SLOWER actually has a FASTER
growth to the soft level cap due to higher base stats.
On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 12:42 AM, Rick Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi David.
> The main thing is that no PC of mine has ever got near to a 35 IQ, or
> even a 30 IQ.
> I do not like how wishes can be produced for no risk at high IQ and
> no one else would dare to risk it at all. I've been GMing TFT since
> 1980, and NOT ONCE has a PC tried to get a wish from a demon.
> The new rules, make getting wishes possible (but risky) at IQ 21 or
> so, but at no IQ are wishes no risk. I feel that the rules are clearly
> superior to the ones in cannon TFT, unless you prefer a campaign
> with no wishes at all. (Which is basically the way I found my
> campaign worked once I thought about the economics of wishes
> using the standard rules.)
> Warm regards, Rick.
> On 2015-09-01, at 12:40 AM, David Bofinger wrote:
> > Of all the things that make an IQ 35 wizard destabilising I'm not sure
> > wishes would be the top of the page. Yes, he can make them at very little
> > risk. But would a pile of money persuade him to take even that risk? He's
> > already got plenty of money for any normal purpose and has probably
> > all the toys that caught his eye. And money is power, but to quote Xykon
> > is power, so he's got plenty of that too.
> > --
> > David
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