Re: Stupid question
Kevin Davis Connery (email@example.com)
Thu, 3 Nov 1994 20:39:27 -0800 (PST)
> > What happens to a mob of Angry Peasants if their "term of service"
> > expires while they're at sea? Ditto Wild Men.
> I assume they'd unstack from you. If you put into port, they
> might try to leave. I think they might melt at some point,
> although that may depend on what kind of thing you had summoned.
> > I'd guess the most appropriate thing to do would be a violation of
> > Reality, but that does seem better than anything more 'realistic'
> > relative to 'balance'.
> Not sure what you're getting at here.
Well, the collection of angry peasants (unlike pheasants, who apparently
would stick around forever <g>) is built around a temporary 'term of
duty'; they leave/disperse after it's over. In a captive environment, the
real world implies they wouldn't just jump overboard to drown, but this
distorts the collection of AP somewhat. Maybe not enough to worry about,
or to special-case them deserting as soon as a port is reached.
Appropriate to the game appears to be to still have them slip softly
away if you can't keep them encouraged, even if this would have them
I was just curious as to how this kind of thing was designed/handled.