Ransom

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Puckohue
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Re: Ransom

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I'm considering making wealthy lovers contribute to ransoms even if they are of lower CHA.
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Re: Ransom

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Puckohue wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 10:01 am I'm considering making wealthy lovers contribute to ransoms even if they are of lower CHA.
Sounds logical (says the player with a wealthy lover!). Perhaps with penalties if said lover gets dumped within say 6 months of them contributing to the ransom.
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Re: Ransom

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Puckohue wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 10:01 am I'm considering making wealthy lovers contribute to ransoms even if they are of lower CHA.
Good idea!

Currently rule is ...

A wealthy lover with CHA>prisoner’s CHA will offer to pay CHA difference/2 x 15% of the ransom

How about changing the rule to: a wealthy lover contributes CHAx10 Lunars to the ransom? I guess there is a chance they might not contribute which could be simulated by rolling 1 on a D6 for lovers of higher CHA, or 1-2 on a D6 for lovers of equal or lower CHA.
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Re: Ransom

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Ivarenna wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 5:20 pm
Puckohue wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 10:01 am I'm considering making wealthy lovers contribute to ransoms even if they are of lower CHA.
Good idea!

Currently rule is ...

A wealthy lover with CHA>prisoner’s CHA will offer to pay CHA difference/2 x 15% of the ransom

How about changing the rule to: a wealthy lover contributes CHAx10 Lunars to the ransom? I guess there is a chance they might not contribute which could be simulated by rolling 1 on a D6 for lovers of higher CHA, or 1-2 on a D6 for lovers of equal or lower CHA.
Alternative formulae:-

1) Lover's CHAxCHA Lunars (in other words the Lover's CHA squared). Lover contributes nothing if a 1 is rolled on a D6.

or

2) Lover's CHA x 5 x (1D6-1) Lunars.
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Puckohue
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Re: Ransom

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Ivarenna wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 12:05 am Lover's CHAxCHA Lunars (in other words the Lover's CHA squared). Lover contributes nothing if a 1 is rolled on a D6.
I think I like this suggestion the most. Does anyone see any problems with it?
Erik
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Re: Ransom

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Puckohue wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 9:27 am
Ivarenna wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 12:05 am Lover's CHAxCHA Lunars (in other words the Lover's CHA squared). Lover contributes nothing if a 1 is rolled on a D6.
I think I like this suggestion the most. Does anyone see any problems with it?
Looks good to me.
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Re: Ransom

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Surely wealthy lovers should be more likely to help; perhaps wealthy lovers have a 1/10 chance of not contributuing, and others 1/5 or 1/6?
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Re: Ransom

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Fionn wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 11:59 am Surely wealthy lovers should be more likely to help; perhaps wealthy lovers have a 1/10 chance of not contributuing, and others 1/5 or 1/6?
I believe that only wealthy lovers contribute at all.
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