[MUD-Dev] Re: [world-create] Progressive Aristocracy (fwd)

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Sat Oct 7 10:14:33 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


Consider the following model, not only from a rank-point aspect, but
as a trust model and as a reputation system for a MUD:

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To: <world-create at egroups.com>
From: "Chris Tutty" <Chris.Tutty.egroups at organicsoftware.co.nz>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 00:29:15 +1300
Subject: Re: [world-create] Progressive Aristocracy

From: <JefWilson at aol.com>
> The divine right of kings is more than a phrase. People who gain titles
> gain special abilities which can be passed to their offspring.

I've read a couple of short stories that were set in a world where oaths
were real, binding both you and the rest of the world.  The strength your
word carried depended on your prominence in the world so, for instance, a
woodcutter couldn't take wood from a forest the King had sworn was to stand
untouched.

I use a similar concept that grants people powers based on the number of
people who have faith in them.  This provides heroes with the power to
achieve superhuman feats.  Under this system a trusted and respected king
wields real power.

Chris Tutty
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