May 15, 2013

Hari Ragat: Renown Values

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Eureka! I’ve been mulling over how to set Renown values for various accomplishments in Hari Ragat, and finally hit on the solution. It was kinda under my nose the whole time, as solutions tend to be.  All I have to do is to key the Renown values to social ranks. So:

Datu

5

Lakan

10

Rajah

15

Saripada

20

Hari Ragat

25

How does this work? Whenever a character accomplishes something, I just have to compare the deed vs. the ranks on the left. Was the deed something only a Rajah, or a Rajah’s champion, could have done? If yes, then he gets the Renown for the Rajah rank.

If our hero succeeded at a courtship quest, what was the rank of the wife or husband won? If she was a datu’s daughter, our hero gets the Renown for a datu’s rank, possibly plus a few points if the datu was more famous than most. Or if your hero threw a feast, I could check the rank of the most prestigious guest, and give Renown based on that. If your feast was good enough to draw a Lakan, you get a Lakan’s Renown value for it.

Exploits involving the supernatural will usually be considered a rank higher. So for example, if you slay a Raksasa lakan in combat, your Renown gain is equal to that for the next higher rank, Rajah.

Now it’s just a matter of tweaking the numbers …

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