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Published by Samuel Penn.

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Glendale Website - My main web site.

Yags - Main site for yet another game system, a generic GPL'd tabletop RPG.

Yagsbook - Documentation on the Yagsbook RPG documentation format, a Sourceforge project.

Mapcraft - Documentation on world mapping tools, another Sourceforge project.

Midnight Saga - An Ars Magica campaign.

Active Topics

The current topics are currently under active development (relatively speaking).

Yags is Another Game System - Game design notes for Yags, a Free roleplaying game system I use as the core system for most of my campaigns.

Yagsbook - Notes on an XML based documentation system I use for documenting Yags and related campaigns.

Full Thrust - Notes on Full Thrust

Stargrunt - Notes on Stargrunt.

yags:generic_insanity

Generic Insanity

Other pages already discuss Insanity, but from the point of view of a magic rich campaign. A better way of approaching it might be to define Insanity from a more realistic viewpoint, then add the magic hooks in later. This allows us to use it in a Horror setting.

In game terms, Insanity is a measure of how much control the player has lost over their character. A truly insane character may be unplayable, or at least forced to play in a certain way.

Insanity ranges from 0 (sane, whatever that means), through 1 (very mild) to 5 (totally insane). A character with level 5 insanity is unplayable, and cannot function as an intelligent being. The table on the Insanity page is still applicable:

Insanity Description
0 Totally sane. Most of the population.
1 Mild insanity. Has very little effect on the character.
2 Moderate insanity. Effects the character in little ways.
3 High insanity. People will recognise the character as odd very quickly.
4 Severe insanity. The character cannot function in normal society.
5 Critical. The character has lost all their humanity.

Will is used to retain sanity. When making tests to retain control, Insanity reduces your Will. It may be possible to end up with effectively negative will.

yags/generic_insanity.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/04 22:40 (external edit)