Re: Faction Identification

Bron Campbell Nelson (
Wed, 7 Sep 94 10:43:42 -0700

> it would be interesting to have skills
> such as "Create a fake coat of arms" to appear to be in a different
> (or nonexistent) faction.

I don't really like this from a "game" point of view. If "coats
of arms" (or whatever) can be faked, it puts a lot of scope for
deception in the players hands. Plus, if something bad happens,
you can always claim "that wasn't me; must have been someone with
a counterfeit coat of arms".

Given the state of the Times a few turns ago, this could result
in all sorts of mis-directed ill will generated by players faking
coats of arms, trying to incite wars between players or even
whole alliances. From a game-play point of view, I think that
if these sorts of things exist, they should be unique, known, and
impossible to counterfeit. Each noble could choose whether or
not to display it.

Bron Campbell Nelson  or possibly  uunet!!bron
These statements are my own, not those of Silicon Graphics.

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