Project Honeybee May 25, 2016 17:30:18 GMT -8
Post by ilina on May 25, 2016 17:30:18 GMT -8
Not to mention, one single instance of overindulgence will ever give you diabetes. It takes years of abuse on your body.
So... Your response to someone being a munchkin is.... To be an even bigger munchkin.... Congrats.
if the Honey has healing powers. it is most likely magical. excessive indulgence in magical honey at one time, isn't the same as indulging in real honey. i would rule the same if somebody chugged 10 potions a minute for 10 straight minutes. i mean, it is a munchkin GM practice, but it isn't like you can do much to stop the guy who thought he could gain trillions of experience points by slaughtering an entire beehive. it would be chronic low blood sugar. and the medications wouldn't be cheap, even in a modern setting. it isn't that the medications don't exist, it is that they are going to be a huge gold sink and even tracked like arrows.
it would be an excuse to skim money off the top. not large amounts at once, but large amounts over time. if it were 70 gold per weeks worth of pills. it would be additional lifestyle expenses for the munchkin that tried to overindulge on magic honey to instantly gain a trillion XP. well, he wouldn't gain even 1XP. but a permanent condition that serves as a gold sink and gives him a reason to Adventure.
i mean; OSR was all about punishing stupidity with painful drawbacks. walking to a beehive unprotected and trying to slaughter the trillion bees inside it with the intent to gain a trillion experience points at a rate of 1 per bee, would normally amount to character suicide. the munchkin should be happy that his character survived with a chronic condition. due to the magic in the honey and the poison in the bees. hypoglycemia would be the mechanical way to represent the symptoms of the condition.