Re: Province ownership and other subjects

Carl Edman (
Mon, 27 Jul 92 13:40:56 PDT

> The idea of having "peasant revolts" over excess
> taxation is very good, but would require a lot of
> implementation. You'd have to add code to create units,
> make those units attack, etc., etc. That's why I
> suggested having high tax rates cause peasants to die. It
> has the same effect (reducing the tax base) but it's much
> easier to code: it's just population -= deaths;

Well, I didn't think that it would be _that_ difficult. Couldn't most
of the Orc invasion code be reused, or is that all still done by hand
? Population death isn't as nice, but it is better than no province
ownership at all.

> In keeping with Oleg's comment that 1 man can't rule 1000
> peasants, maybe province control should require 1 man in
> the castle for each 100 peasants. I also like restricting
> Recruit/Impress to the province owner.

Oleg being _RIGHT_ about something ? I really can't imagine that. :-)

Instead of just saying that 1 man can't rule 1000 peasants, I think
it already inherent in the situation that a 1 man won't rule 1000
peasants for very long :-), so additional restrictions are not really
necessary methinks.

Carl Edman

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