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Old 07-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: Recovering from Fatigue Caused by Missed Sleep

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Yeah, it is; you should have a penalty for trying to sleep 4 hours twice instead of 8 hours once. On the other hand, it's dubious whether fatigue is the right mechanism for sleep deprivation in the first place, the primary effects of sleep deprivation are degraded thinking and reflexes, which basically means IQ and DX penalties.
Back in 3e when Fatigue was literally a temporary reduction in ST, I considered a "mental fatigue" (IQ reduction) for sleep deprivation, magic/psionic use, or mental assaults. Now, I'd probably use the penalties from The Last Gasp for all FP loss, even if I didn't use the rest of the article.
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