Illumination

From: Peter Metcalfe (metcalph@voyager.co.nz)
Date: Wed 04 Feb 1998 - 11:28:45 EET


Erik Nolander:

 
>What I'm proposing is something akin to the Cthulhu Mythos-skill in CoC.
>Let's call it, for lack of a better term, the Illumination-skill
>(ta-da!). This starts at 0%, and can only be raised through the given
>ways: being posed Illuminating questions and understanding them.

Which is how it operates currently although not explicitly.

>The
>understanding, I feel, must be left to the individual GM and player(s).
>That is, they must agree upon whether a given character has understood a
>certain Riddle. If the character "successfully" understands the Riddle,
>his/her Illumination score is raised by a certain amount.

Easier said than done without guidelines.

>Note that this also allows for
>involuntary Illumination, which I think is possible although rare.

All Illumination is in essense involuntary. If one is purposely
striving for it then the chances of becoming illuminated are less.

- --Peter Metcalfe

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