Steal from NPCs at night while no soldiers are in adjacent rooms. It can be hard to find NPCs that actually have anything to steal, but if you're not worried about the 1% chance of getting called out on bullshit, just hand something that weighs around 8 (about the weight of a bone longsword) to an NPC and then try to steal it back. Many NPCs will pick things up on their own, so you can even just drop it in the room.
Normally I'd consider this cheating, but the NPCs in the game have not been given enough things to steal. The entirety of Allanak contains maybe five items that you can realistically fail steal on after journeyman, and one cannot be expected to routinely train steal against PCs, both because it's obnoxious when someone does this and because it's just not something you can get away with more than a couple of times.
Sorry, I lol'd a little at this, but, yeah, considering how many criminal types are condensed into Nak, maybe it'd be a good idea to add more items to NPCs, like things hanging off belts, heavier items in inventory, etc.
Forcing PCs to practice steal on other PCs is just going to end up in unrealistic shitshow witchhunts.
Post by yourvisiongoesblack on Sept 15, 2018 18:59:44 GMT -5
*unless you're able to construct a valid IC reason for two PCs stealing from each other unawares, that makes sense within the context of the game, and isn't simply standing there with your buddy, taking turns stealing broadswords from each others' inventories.
qwerty: You cant stop people from talking ooc. And if people talk ooc, it's bound to happen that they cooperate ooc. Or ... or not. But you wont know and therefore, you'll suspect. And this suspicion will kill the game for you.
Sept 5, 2019 17:46:21 GMT -5
qwerty: 4/5 times someone rages against staff, staff had nothing to do with it. It's just number one suspicion people go to.
Sept 5, 2019 17:47:19 GMT -5
mehtastic: Ignorance is bliss.
Sept 5, 2019 17:50:44 GMT -5
delerak: I recently accused staff of some nonsense. They showed me the log and I felt embarrassed. It's hard to shake the paranoia of days gone by when you were slayed by staff for going afk and using a script to forage wood.
Sept 5, 2019 18:32:02 GMT -5
jkarr: look east. near: agafari forest. far: agafari forest. very far: the ghost of halaster is here grinning evilly
Sept 5, 2019 22:30:43 GMT -5
mehtastic: I posted it on the Discord server a long time ago, but unfortunately I don't use Discord much anymore. If you can get a Discord invite you can get the code, probably.
Sept 26, 2019 19:33:50 GMT -5
qwerty: ask jcarter. I think he's giving it away
Sept 27, 2019 17:34:42 GMT -5
mehtastic: I am back on Discord. If you want a copy of the code dump, join the shadowboard Discord and ask, or DM me: meh#0490. Feel free to DM if you feel addicted to Armageddon and want help detaching yourself from it, too.
Oct 10, 2019 9:01:42 GMT -5
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