Temperature

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The following article is a proposal how to handle temperature in PARPG.

Temperature's Effect

  • Slowed Movement (Movement is more expensive through AP?)
  • Subdual damage when exposed for an extended period of time
  • Reduced skill check chances - aiming/firing guns for example (Can be accomplished through subdual damage)
  • Temporary reduction in skill level/stats emulating the effect the extreme cold would have on actions (Can be accomplished through subdual damage)
    • This is essentially reducing skill check chances, but a temporary reduction in skill might be better to portray to the player through the character sheet instead of some hidden reduction in your chance of skill success.
  • -Delirium?- (mixed responses)

Mitigating Temperature

  • Clothing
  • Finding Shelter
  • Warm self near a heat source
  • Use-able item? (I don't know of any that would be realistic in mitigating extreme cold, especially out in the wilderness)
    • On that note, ability to create your own heat source would be a natural survival skill to have for most anyone 20 years after the collapse of society

How to deal with temperature within the game

  • Tile-based, Map section-based, or entire Map-based temperature calculation?
  • Temperature affecting tiles in maps. e.g. Water tiles can either be liquid or solid depending on the temperature.
    • This has some gameplay ramifications, through access of areas, quests, etc.
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