Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Proposal: Under his own Weight

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Adminned at 27 Nov 2019 20:36:27 UTC

Reword the “Bulk” Monstrosity to:-

Your Max HP is increased by 70, then decreased by 10 for each Bulk Monstrosity you have. This is Visible.

So, +60, +40, +10… It’s my compromise for not nerfing Bulk to a flat 0 for me alone!


The Duke of Waltham: HE/HIM

11-26-2019 11:48:57 UTC

If I’m reading this correctly, the total increase of Max HP seems to go +60 (1×60), +100 (2×50), +120 (3×40), +120 (4×30), +100 (5×20). If you mean to cap the increase to 120 HP, there are simpler ways to do it (say, by limiting the number of Bulk Monstrosities to two per Monster).


11-26-2019 17:07:11 UTC

This solution seems a tad convoluted


11-26-2019 19:49:06 UTC

I thought of diminishing returns as an elegant way to put it. It forms a negative parabola. And that’s right, it’s +20 for the third Bulk. Well calculated!

The Duke of Waltham: HE/HIM

11-26-2019 23:54:15 UTC

Diminishing returns is one thing (e.g. +60, +40, +20, +10, +5), but what we have here (+60, +40, +20, 0, −10) is something quite different: the fourth Bulk Monstrosity offers no returns at all, and the currently impossible fifth actually offers negative returns.

Since no rational player would fill all their Monstrosity slots with Bulk, knowing that anything more than three would be a waste, it is futile – and thus inelegant – for the rules to allow it. I’ll give this proposal a chance for the sake of its practical effects, but I’ll seek to reword “Bulk” at the earliest opportunity.  for


11-27-2019 20:36:13 UTC