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Message no. 1
From: "D. Ghost" <dghost@****.COM>
Subject: SR Heath and Fitness (Was: SR3 Bioware for Adepts)
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 07:10:53 -0500
On Thu, 8 Oct 1998 07:20:14 -0400 Fixer <fixer@*******.TLH.FL.US> writes:
>On Wed, 7 Oct 1998, Erik Jameson wrote:
>->At 06:27 AM 10/7/98 -0400, you wrote:
>->>->So to review, bioware has the following affects on everyone:
>->>->1) Reduction in maximum life span.

>->> I still haven't understood why. On what grounds would
>->>in lifespan be warranted?

>->For the same reasoning behind #2, that the stress on the body detracts
>->the maximum life span. It's been shown that stressed out people die
>->earlier than those that are more relaxed and it's not just because
>->stress-cases have more heart attacks and strokes and the like.
>->And I don't think it would be a major reduction; like a year off the
>->per point of BI or something. Fairly minor really, and has very
>->actual game affect I should think. I mean, how many times are any of
>->going to have a PC live long enough to end their lives naturally?

> If it has very little game effect, why include specifics on it?
>More than likely a severely bio'd person will meet their ends
>anyway, who here has had a SR character die of old age? Not me! ]:-)

This thread, and this bit of it in particular, gave me an idea. Has
anyone considered writing up a system for health and fitness for SR? I
considered doing one myself (I'm taking a Health & Fitness class now) but
it seems rather difficult.

A few things I was considering:
-Body & Quickness & Strength & Athletics relate to endurance.
-% Body fat is proportional to Body and inversely proportional to
Quickness & Strength (& Athletics?).
-Risk of cardiovascular disease is inversely proportional to Body,
Quickness, & Strength and proportional to Body Index (and possibly
Essence loss).
-Risk of cancer is increased for low Essence characters.
-Athletics should have SOTA reductions on bi-WEEKLY basis that physical
activity can't be maintained. However, costs (costs are karmic only) to
restore Athletics loss from SOTA should be halved.

That's all for now ... Anyone know more on the matter? (It might be
interesting to have system to determine what a char's VO2Max, Body-Mass
Index, % Body Fat, Cholesterol Level, Blood Pressure, etc are and what
their effects are [Even if you have to pick a few of them].)

D. Ghost
(aka Pixel, Tantrum, RuPixel)
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