Re: combat problem

John Sloan (
Mon, 06 Dec 93 09:27:00 GMT wrote :

>> How about making the mob 'soldiers'? It seems realistic. A whole
>> province should be able to come up with a few pugnacious thugs.
>> I do feel that 'mobs' should be tougher that just that many peasants.
>> T liked the 'hidden noble' idea myself, but if you want to dump it
>> perhaps making the mob 'soldiers' is a possible solution.
>I could add some soldiers to the peasant groups.... Does anyone
>else like this idea?
>My goal isn't to make the mobs really hard to overcome, but just to
>introduce a bit of friction into the system. A well-armed party *should*
>be able to ride across the countryside, plundering and burning villages.
>But wimps should get beat up by hordes of beggars.
>Rich Skrenta <>

You have to be careful not to make it too hard for a starting player to get
going. At the moment an unlucky player could wander out of the safe haven to
explore, run into an angry mob, get captured and have a very boring few months
waiting to escape or be rescued.

I'm all for friction if you are stirring things up. But unintrusive nobles
should probably get ignored.

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