Re: Stupid question

Kevin Davis Connery (
Thu, 3 Nov 1994 20:39:27 -0800 (PST)

> > What happens to a mob of Angry Peasants if their "term of service"
> > expires while they're at sea? Ditto Wild Men.
> I assume they'd unstack from you. If you put into port, they
> might try to leave. I think they might melt at some point,
> although that may depend on what kind of thing you had summoned.
> > I'd guess the most appropriate thing to do would be a violation of
> > Reality, but that does seem better than anything more 'realistic'
> > relative to 'balance'.
> Not sure what you're getting at here.

Well, the collection of angry peasants (unlike pheasants, who apparently
would stick around forever <g>) is built around a temporary 'term of
duty'; they leave/disperse after it's over. In a captive environment, the
real world implies they wouldn't just jump overboard to drown, but this
distorts the collection of AP somewhat. Maybe not enough to worry about,
or to special-case them deserting as soon as a port is reached.

Appropriate to the game appears to be to still have them slip softly
away if you can't keep them encouraged, even if this would have them
jump overboard.

I was just curious as to how this kind of thing was designed/handled.


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