Re: Berserk OTT!! [By the way, what does "OTT" mean ?!?]

From: Christoph Kohring <ChOK_at_...>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 22:23:12 +0200

> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 22:25:56 -0000
> From: " JEFFREY KYER" <jeff.kyer_at_...>
> Subject: Re: Berserk OTT!! [By the way, what does "OTT" mean ?!?]
> Over The Top --- its a phrase meaning far far too intense. An actor
> like Jack Nicholson would be OTT, for example.

OK, thanks a lot. :o)

Concerning Saewulf:

> Starting characters are actually not whimpy. They are probably
> considered decent warriors and better than the run of the mill types
> in the clan -- of course, the HG Clan is a bit warrior skewed.

Yes, that's why I'm not so sure that he qualifies as a thane there, even though he was probably one among the Torkani.

> Weregeld is, I believe, [thrall 5 cows,] 10 cows for a cottar, 20 for a carl,
> 40 for a thane and 80 for a noble, but ransoms are half that. And, of course,
> weregelds and ransoms are offset by injury and death done to the
> opposition. Don't you just love vengance based judicial systems?

Yes I do ! So, what should Saewulf's weregeld be: 10 or 20 cows ?!?

If 1 cow costs 15 according to HW: RiG p. 38, do 10 cows cost 10W7 & 20 cows cost 20W14 ?!?

>> P.S.: Why didn't your heroes pay for his resurrection ?!? :o) ;o)
>> :o)
> I kinda LIKE the lack of easy Resurrection in HW.

So do I, so do I... This way humakti aren't so disadvantaged ! :o) ;o) :o)


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