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Old 04-17-2019, 02:27 PM   #31
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That would be a separate stat, Boredom, which TFT does not track... But if it did track Boredom,... when your character's Boredom exceeds their IQ (Will to Live), they are compelled to end it all in protest.
Tracking Boredom costs +1 Boredom per real-time hour of play.

This drives the need for adventurers to periodically carouse in taverns to reset their Boredom attribute.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:55 PM   #32
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IQ 10 SPELLS

BOREDOM (T) This spell, when cast on a subject, adds (1d6) to their Boredom attribute for every ST the Wizard puts into the spell. Resisted by a SR 3/IQ .. a successful save indicates an increase of only 1 point of Boredom, no matter how much ST the Wizard put into the spell. Has no effect on creatures of IQ 3 or less, the undead, or on Prootwaddles. It can be reversed only by carousing (in the usual way), a successful casting of EXCITEMENT on the subject, or by a successful use of SEX APPEAL on the subject (in the usual way). A Wizard may cast this on themselves. Also, see MAGIC ITEMS.

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Old 04-18-2019, 03:05 AM   #33
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Tracking Boredom costs +1 Boredom per real-time hour of play.

This drives the need for adventurers to periodically carouse in taverns to reset their Boredom attribute.
Oh, wow… I think we just stumbled across a brilliant idea for a whole new game.

Ennui: The Game of Thrill-Seeking Adventure

Adventurers crave excitement, because nothing kills an Adventurer quicker than Boredom. Sitting around the tavern with nothing to do drives them insane, so they risk their lives on dangerous quests — the more dangerous, the better. Charging a horde of Goblins, raiding the tomb of the Lich Lord, facing off against a Dragon… anything that gets the adrenaline flowing, no matter the risk.

Because even Death would be better than staring into a cup of ale and listening to Thorgrim complain about his toenail fungus. Again.

So sharpen your warriors' swords, power up your wizards' staves, and go rushing headlong into danger. Fight off the Boredom, and give yourself a reason to keep living!



It's so "meta" it's scary. I call dibs. ;)

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Old 04-18-2019, 09:20 AM   #34
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Ennui: The Game of Thrill-Seeking Adventure
I'd back that kickstarter. Well maybe, I guess. Can we order another round of ale first?
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:43 PM   #35
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Sounds like a better title might be "ADRENALINE JUNKIE!"
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:04 PM   #36
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Sounds like a better title might be "ADRENALINE JUNKIE!"
No joke, I had exactly the same thought. But that doesn't sound quite right for a Fantasy game.

Plus, I've always wanted to find a good use for the word "Ennui", which is otherwise insufferably pretentious.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:20 PM   #37
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No joke, I had exactly the same thought. But that doesn't sound quite right for a Fantasy game.

Plus, I've always wanted to find a good use for the word "Ennui", which is otherwise insufferably pretentious.
Point taken! (Though I'm sure a couple of clever fellows like us can come up with some suitable "fantasy" variation of "adrenaline junkie"...)

ADRENALIKIN!!!!!! (See what I did there? ;-) )
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:26 PM   #38
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Certain Diseases may cause fatigue to build up if a certain trigger is attained, like
Fibromyalgia.

Some other things might be:
heat stroke
bleeding
diarrea
smoke inhalation
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Old 04-23-2019, 03:03 AM   #39
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…diarrhea…?

Brilliant!

If the Adventurers chose to stop at Grognard's Tavern for lunch before going on to the Caves of Doom, anybody who went for the All-You-Can-Eat 'Fresh' Mollusk Buffet must make a successful saving roll vs. ST to avoid Diarrhea (1 Fatigue).

A critical failure on that roll means Explosive Diarrhea: double the Fatigue, and another saving roll check every ten minutes to avoid soiling their armor. (Failure has no combat effect, but adds 1 to the character's permanent Humiliation score.)
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Old 04-23-2019, 02:54 PM   #40
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"...what ELSE causes Fatigue?"

Children. Children cause fatigue.
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