Re: Smashes (was: Another combat factor)

Patrick McLaughlin (
Tue, 20 Sep 1994 19:39:43 -700 (PDT)


Carl didn't suggest removing the attacker selection code. Swarms of
beggars will still be dangerous to monsters. BUT, when a monster attacks
back, it will slaughter large numbers before something stops it.

One might put a limit on this... say that the attack value is used as a
measure of how many attacks a monster can make.

Thus your Big, Nasty Dragon has a value of 500. I'd use that as a
counter, and decrement it for each successful attack (not changing the
actual attack value), so that at most a dragon could munch 500 peasants
before it would lose its turn... but that munching a party of 6 nobles
would just about wear it out.

On Tue, 20 Sep 1994, Rich Skrenta wrote:

> So no group of peasants, no matter how large, could ever defeat a
> single elite guard?
> --
> Rich Skrenta <>

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