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Old 10-05-2017, 08:21 AM   #13
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Default Re: [Basic] Disadvantage of the week: Addiction and Alcoholism

Originally Posted by TGLS View Post
Just looking at a hole: Minor addictions are defined by having a particular negative point value. However, the main factor in what makes an addiction minor or not tends to be if it is legal or not (because addictions in the -10 or less sweet spot can get shifted around by the +5 that legality gets). It just seems peculiar that if a drug is legal, it suddenly becomes easier to quit...
Hangon, just digested what you're posting after having some coffee. They are not defined by having a particular negative point value; they're defined by having a particular negative point value before applying the legality modifier. The legality modifier doesn't turn something into something easier to quit. "Addiction" has a -5/-10/-15 cost that determines the strength of the addiction and a modifier for legality that's unrelated to the level of the addiction.
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