Topic: The RRVGG RIFTS Gallery
Its been a few days since I've updated the site but that's because of my propensity for adding materials when I should just be updating coding and that kind of stuff!
Soon in the RRVGG House Rules section will be a few new entries. One is going to expand on how we interpret Wilderness Survival in the RIFTS® setting and what exactly it encompasses.
Another I am considering and preparing for is expanding on the skill of Swimming to account for progressive swimming speed, modifications for BMI and the maximum amount of time a swimmer can hold their breath underwater. I also hope to add information about swimming with added weight, such as body armor, weaponry or other baggage as well as common solutions a character may have prepared to deal with such issues.
The other which has been holding me up with in depth research will cover a woefully lacking component to the RIFTS® RPG; RIFTS® Lifestyle & Age. The game has been around since 1990 and here it is 28 years later. While the RRVGG's oldest characters have been relegated to the role of NPCs in our campaign most assuredly others out there have either opted to play characters of middle ages to advanced ages while others have aged naturally in their respective game continuum timelines.
This optional set of rules discusses dietary habits, dietary requirements and the effect of malnutrition on the mind and body of characters in the RIFTS® setting for players whom do not treat their bodies with the attention, care and respect their character requires.
While I have not progressed to this stage I also hope to delve into the risks of heart disease and contributing factors to the risks of cancer.
Finally is a section that comprehensively discusses the cumulative effect of aging upon any given character from the mid-20s through to the "Golden Years."
Also included is mention of advanced medical technologies and methods of which the lifespan of individuals can be drastically prolonged beyond that of the assumed species lifespan, where it is available, to what extent and to whom it is available.
These will be the first new additions to The RRVGG RIFTS® Gallery in several years, if there is anyone out there reading, I hope you are looking forward to it as much as I am enjoying composing it!