Re: Re: Increasing abilities [was: Wealth]

From: Alex Ferguson <abf_at_...>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 17:28:55 +0100 (BST)

Tim Ellis:
> I know Alex will dismiss it as Handwaving, but I'm quite happy to say
> that all abilities use the "standard" HP progression, but the GM is
> at liberty to adjust this where it seems "unreasonable" rather than
> minimaxing raiders "Hang on, if we take another cow then we get an
> extra point of wealth from the raid..."

Well, it is handwaving, but I'm all in favour of a bit of that, in its place... My sympathies lie, in case there should be any doubt, not with the "victims" of handwaving, but with the perpetrators. If a Narrator is _comfortable_ with handwaving her way around the assorted HW means of increasing abilities (the triangular numbers method, the cementing cost method, the HQ contest method... -- which of these is the "standard", btw?), then all power to her. My concern is with those people who do _not_ , especially initially, feel happy fudging around these numbers, based on experience they may not have yet.

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