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Old 08-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #5
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Default Re: Addiction and long-term effects

Originally Posted by vicky_molokh View Post
A Disadvantage that makes you constantly lose point is kinda not nice on the meta level. This applies to Alcoholism and to some extent to Post-Combat Shakes.
Or Phobias. Life sucks and then you die.

Originally Posted by Peter Knutsen View Post
One thing that I think is interesting, from Sagatafl's Addiction build system, is that it allows for drugs that have beneficial long-term effects, directly inspired by the Spice from Frank Herbert's "Dune" setting. You get hooked on the drug, and after that if you stop taking the necessary quantity you'll die, just like with traditional drugs, but instead of harming you, by slowly destroying your body or mind or both, the addiction actually helps you, in various ways, such as by slowing down the aging process.
Caffeine could be thought of as an example.
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