Re: D&D Style was: [code] do_title

From: Tony Maro (tmaro@TACSYS.COM)
Date: 04/08/98


How many people are _REALLY_ going to be ABLE to create a magic fireball in real life anyway?!?

Itsn't that sort of the point?  ::Sorry, I couldn't resist  ;-)

Anyway, my viewpoint on this is that there are some things that MUST be available to all classes to keep balance.

Identify is probably NOT one of those as you could get a mage or cleric to do it for you.  Detect invis potion YES.  For tough mud's, some method of recall is a must.

I think that it is silly for a warrior to be able to use a wand of fireball, or a scroll for that matter (except maybe recall.) but you have to keep the balance in mind.  If a warrior doesn't have his own abilities that may be wanted just as much as a wand then everyone would be a magic-user.  If you notice that 3/4 of all of your current players are clerics, perhaps your classes aren't balanced!


-----Original Message-----
From:   Patrick J. Dughi [SMTP:dughi@IMAXX.NET]
Sent:   Wednesday, April 08, 1998 10:37 AM
Subject:        Re:  [code] do_title
        Hey - anyone ever change their mud around so it _is_ more d&d
like.. simple example - make scrolls, wands, staves, etc wizard & cleric
only?  How many thieves and fighters are _really_ going to be going around
reciting scrolls of fireball, or healing themselves in the middle of
battle with a wand or scroll. Its bad enough that invisiblity serves
almost no purpose on any mud since players can get potions of detect
invis, and the higher level monsters pay it no heed usually.  Same goes
for recent conversation over scrolls of identification.. shouldn't only
mages be able to use these..etc...

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