January 3, 2010

Update and change in Faculties

Filed under: Faculties,rules — anteolsson @ 19:54
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I have been thinking about the different faculties that a character is made up of and I think a change has to be made.

From the beginning of Seventh, Wisdom was not a Mental Faculty: I think that that was correct and therefor will change it again. Wisdom is not a direct inherent of the mind but is rather a result of your experience and your data processing faculties: Intelligence and Intuition. So, Wisdom, as a Mental Faculty, will have to be removed.

The second change to the faculties is that Instinct has to take place there as well. Intelligence and Intuition is two different data processing units that are faculties of the mind but after long concideration I have found that our Insinct is also a data processing unit of the mind. Therefor it has to take place there as well.

So the Mental faculties are now: instinct, intuition, intelligence and will



  1. What is the difference between instinct and intuition?

    Lets say that the dark elf ranger-thief and worshipper of the night – Dorfo – enters the cave at the break of dawn, what he doesnt know is that the dwarfen dark elf catchers are hiding in the cave ready to jump at him the moment he enters…

    Now, would instinct of intuition be of any help here?

    Intuition – Dorfo has extensive experience with elf-hating dwarfes, and without having to consciously analyse the situation, he realises that this could be the typical setup for a dwarfen ambush.

    Instinct – as an experienced range (or is this something you are born with?) Dorfo senses the danger, dwarfen or not, and draws his poisoned dagger!

    Would the faculties come into play this way?

    Comment by Anders — January 5, 2010 @ 12:33 | Reply

    • I think that is a plausible usage of the two faculties.

      I was thinking about the actual meaning of the two last night and I came up with something like this: Intelligence deals with concepts, Intuition deals with direct understanding of metaphors in a very wide sense, Instinct deals with basic needs and survival.

      Does that make sense?

      Comment by anteolsson — January 5, 2010 @ 13:00 | Reply

  2. Ill have to chew that twice… how would that apply to Dorfo´s desperate situation described above?

    Comment by Anders — January 5, 2010 @ 13:22 | Reply

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