Re: race/class menu

From: The Prophet (
Date: 06/14/96


On Fri, 14 Jun 1996, Thomas Pedersen wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Jun 1996, Dann Fuller wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Jun 1996, The Prophet wrote:
> > 
> > > Dann> Except that you could easily say that since the Troll Hordes swarmed the 
> > > > land where the Monks lived 200 years ago, the Monks refuse to train 
> > > > Trolls.  Not only adding life to the world, but allowing you to do what 
> > > > you want.
> > > 
> > >  So what if say... a monk finds a baby troll and out of compassion trains 
> > > him, hoping that it will not be like its fathers.. or, what if there is 
> > > another troll order? You are saying that humans/other races make up the 
> > > most of monks. What if the trolls make up the greatest percent of monks?
> > > IMHO there should be no race restrictions.
> > 
> > Heh.  Good point.  I suppose this is where the local flavor of the Imps 
> > comes in.  I don't agree that there should be no race restrictions, but 
> > then, that's why I run my MUD, and you yours.  :)
> > 
> Ofcourse there has to be racial restrictions.  A slow, dumb troll with
> close to no dexterity couldn't possibly swiftly kick anyone without 
> announcing the kick 10 seconds in advance, just like a puny hobbit would
> make an awfull fighter.  Get real, there has to be racial restrictions.
> Ok, let any race be whatever they want, but you have to restrict them.
> Why have races at all if you dont?
> But also a good point, I'm glad not all muds follow the same "rules".

  I am not saying anything against racial modifiers, modify away. What I 
was saying is that every class should be available to every race. If an Ork 
Mage doesn't have the concentration to start a fire with gun powder, then he 
made a bad career move. In my descriptions I do recommend certain classes 
and explain the strengths and weakness's of a race, but I do not limit 
the class choices.

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