Re: Faction Identification

Rich Skrenta (
Wed, 7 Sep 1994 11:43:19 -0400 (EDT)

I like Carl's mask/unmask suggestion (borrowed from Legends, I believe),
since it makes everything to do with HOSTILE/DEFEND clear and easy to

On the other hand, I went back and forth between showing and
hiding faction affiliations by default in the playtests. I don't
recall the specifics at the moment, but it seemed like both choices
had their drawbacks. At one point, all characters displayed their
lord unless they were deliberatly hiding their faction; this ability
was a subskill of Stealth. So in the past Olympia has experimented
with something very similar to the mask/unmask suggestion.

The idea of being able to create a new coat of arms is interesting.
Perhaps this could be part of the long-sought-after game groups
idea. Hmm..

Rich Skrenta <>

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