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Reaction Modifier (RM) is a Derived Statistics based upon Beauty

Uses[]

  • Affects merchant prices when buying items
  • Affects the prices charged for Apprentice Training; for low RM, Expert Training may cost more
  • Sets the tone and dialogue options with many NPCs

Mechanics[]

  • There are many levels associated with the Reaction Modifier number
  • Above 40 there are various stages of tolerance , like and love
  • Between 1 and 40 NPCs will act disdainfully towards the player, severely limiting potential interactions
  • Below 1 the NPCs are hostile and will generally attack the player on sight

Modifiers[]

Beauty[]

  • As mentioned above, Beauty is the primary modifier for Reaction Modifier
  • Thus anything that affects Beauty (Spells, scarring, items, potions, consumables, etc) will affect RM
  • The Stat Bonus for a Beauty of 20 is +100 RM, and +10 more for each point over Beauty 20

Race[]

  • Some Races react better to each other than with others
  • Gnomes can mitigate a bad reaction modifier

Items[]

Dialogue[]

  • Certain responses can improve or worsen the Reaction Modifier

Actions[]

Quests[]

  • Successfully completing Quests often increase the Reaction Modifier of the quest giver

Reputations[]

  • Reputations can affect the Reaction Modifier of individuals, groups, cities, and even globally

Backgrounds[]

  • Some backgrounds modify Reaction Modifier directly, or have penalties on how they are applied

Spells[]

  • The Charm spell can raise (if successful) or lower (If resisted) RM by 30 points
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