Healing w Herbs

Alex Koponen akoponen at MOSQUITONET.COM
Wed Jan 28 12:25:55 CET 2004

As I was driving my father back from the airport (the reason I am up at
2AM) I was pondering this and realized that maybe it is all additive.

  The trained healer gets to give their skill bonus PLUS the bandage bonus
PLUS the herb bonus to give a decent HC (Healing Chance). If the healer
without a healing kit (or it ran out of supplies) then the healer only
gives half (RD) their skill bonus to the HC.

  [Note: The rules could be clearer on this point...and others.]

  That still leaves the question of whether one can use multiple herbs.

On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 09:42:51 +0100, Alex Koponen <akoponen at MOSQUITONET.COM>

>http://abroere.xs4all.nl/pnp/NMI_rarity.htm lists a number of herbs that
>add specific amounts to the HC.
>It states:
>The healing herbs in a healing kit are usually cinquefoil.
>Cinquefoil +10 HC *
>Bandages +5 to HC for bandaged wounds. 1-6' needed per use.
>  Now I have a trained healer with a healing kit and bandages. Some poor
>guy comes to me all cut up and wants my help. So I use the healing skills
>with the kit and bandages.
>  Do I just get what it states on B1 p.27 for the healing skill?
>I suspect so since the skill calls for access to a healing kit which
>includes herbs and bandages.
>  However, I note that Cinquefoil and Bandages together give a +15% bonus
>to HC. The Healer skill gives 2xEL bonus to HC (plus a StB to the next
>roll). One has to be an EL8 Healer before the 15% bonus from Cinquefoil and
>Bandages is matched (actually exceeded). And what if one has one of the
>other herbs?
>  Do the herbs (and bandages) each give a specific bonus to HC? Regardless
>of who applies it (Goddess of Healing or Bonehead without a Clue)? How many
>herbs can be used at once?
>  Should one calculate based on Healer or Herbalist EL, or roll, how
>effective (what HC bonus) the herb will be? If so, what is an easy way to
>calculate it?

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