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Old 10-04-2017, 08:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: [Basic] Disadvantage of the week: Addiction and Alcoholism

The irrevocable nature of Alcoholism makes it unique among disadvantages, I think, and suggests that Steve follows the AA orthodoxy that alcohol is uniquely hard to give up. This is not a universal view.

A chemical addiction is really a Dependency that doesn't take off quite as many hit points, sometimes combined with a Compulsive Behavior, and I feel that a ground-up rewrite of GURPS could usefully remove these special cases.
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