New Form Costs

Mark W. Oosterveld (
Thu, 06 Oct 1994 17:39:10 +0000

>Proposed FORM change
>There was some discussion on the design list about improving the
>long-term (2-5 years) stability of the game. The concern is that
>some factions will have way too many nobles, i.e. 50-100+. While
>it is certainly reasonable for factions to control 20+ nobles,
>once you get up around 50 maintaining a position tends to become
>more work than fun.
>To address this problem, it was suggested that FORM cost more NPs
>the larger a faction becomes:
> faction size FORM cost
> ------------ ---------
> 1-10 nobles 1 NP
> 11-15 nobles 2 NP
> 16-20 nobles 3 NP
> ... and so on ...
>Faction size includes nobles dead but not yet gone. It does not
>include units belonging to "control artifacts."
>This is a proposed change. There will be a one week review period.
>Whether or not this change will be implemented will be announced in
>the next issue of the Times.

I have one concern with this. Some where on the turn report, an indication
of how many dead nobles you have, and when they will decompose. Or, at least,
a "Next noble formed will cost X NP's".


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