[Runequest] RQ Skill Deterioration

Albert Ramirez al_ramirez_2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 29 08:56:05 EST 2010


>What I think RQ is missing - and basically most RPG systems - is skill
>deterioration. I was a black belt at Judo when I was 18, but I doubt
>20 years after giving it up I'd still be considered that level of
>skill (ignoring for the moment the significant decline in my physical
>condition ;) ). Skills that aren't used in real life tend to atrophy -
>not completely, of course (an expert 20 years out of the game doesn't
>become a rank novice), but it isn't insignificant either. The higher
>the level of skill the more training you should need just to overcome
>atrophy.
 
Gary,
 
This is why most rune priest's combat skills are limited to DEXx5.  They are too busy with cult duties to practice their combat skills and they deteriorate.
 



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