Addictions (no ontology)

From Mazeworld

Many consumables (food and meds) are addictive substances, which means they have a chance to cause their users to develop an addictive behavior and require to keep consuming the med in question, or suffer the consequences of withdrawal.

Addictions are classed by group. Certain substances, not all of which are medical aids, may generate addictions. The chance to develop an addiction, as well as the effects of withdrawal, all depend on what kind of substance and thus, of addiction group, is involved.

Developing addictions

Each substance has an addition chance per use, which refers to the chance of developing an addiction to this substance every time one instance is consumed.

If an addiction is indeed developed, the Contestant will start feeling the Level 1 withdrawal effects. A 50-turn counter is then started.

  • If the Contestant does not seek treatment, or takes more of the same substance before that counter ends, then the Contestant will be under Level 2 withdrawal, and the corresponding effects are applied instead.
  • While under Level 2 withdrawal, a 100-turn counter begins. If the Contestant still doesn't consume or seek treatment before that counter ends, then the Contestant will start suffering Level 3 withdrawal and its corresponding effects, and those effects will last indefinitely, until treatment or consumption occurs.

If an addiction has been developed, withdrawal effects can only be removed in one of two ways:

  • Temporarily, by consuming more substances from the addiction group, to ward the withdrawal effects away. This temporarily disables withdrawal effects for as long as the drug's effects last, but this also means the addiction remains and is only temporarily warded away.
  • Permanently, with the help of a hospital room, which may offer treatment to permanently get rid of addiction and addiction symptoms (1000 P$ to cure the body of one addiction; full treatment of multiple addictions may cost more).

Withdrawal effects are, majoritarily, a collection of negative Secondary effects.

Addiction effects

The different types of addictions and withdrawals are as follows:

Nicotine withdrawal

  • Substances: Cigarette
  • Addiction chance per use: 15%

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: One-time Stress increase +(1d6 x 1.0%), no effects otherwise
  • Level 2: Failure Threshold +1
  • Level 3: Moderate anxiety, Failure Threshold +2

Alcohol withdrawal

  • Substances: All alcoholic drinks
  • Addiction chance per use: 1% multiplied by 10 times the amount of Inebriation gained in one use. (E.g.: +0.8 inebriation in one turn = 8% addiction chance)
  • NOTE: If this addiction is acquired, withdrawal effects as soon as the Inebriation counter falls under 20%.

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: Hallucinations (2d10 turns)
  • Level 2: Nausea (5d20 turns), Agility -2, Moderate anxiety
  • Level 3: Nausea (5d20 turns), Agility -2, IS tier +1, Moderate anxiety, Decompensation

Opioid addiction

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: Mild anxiety
  • Level 2: Nausea (2d20 turns), Moderate anxiety
  • Level 3: FT+1, Intense anxiety, Accelerated fatigue

Cannabis withdrawal

  • Substances: Cannabis
  • Addiction chance per use: 10%

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: No effects
  • Level 2: One-time Stress increase +(1d6 x 1.0%), no effects otherwise
  • Level 3: One-time Stress increase +(2d6 x 1.0%), mild accelerated hunger

Benzo withdrawal

  • Substances: Diazepam, Lorazepam (Benzo is short for "Benzodiazepine", which those substances all are.)
  • Addiction chance per use: 30%

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: Mild anxiety, Accelerated fatigue
  • Level 2: Nausea (3d20 turns), Moderate anxiety, Accelerated fatigue
  • Level 3: Nausea (3d20 turns), Moderate anxiety, Accelerated fatigue, Forced wakefulness

Cocaine withdrawal

  • Substances: Cocaine
  • Addiction chance per use: 25%

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: Accelerated fatigue, Mild accelerated hunger
  • Level 2: Moderate anxiety, Accelerated hunger
  • Level 3: Intense anxiety, Intense accelerated hunger, Forced wakefulness

Amphetamine withdrawal

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: Accelerated fatigue
  • Level 2: Intense accelerated fatigue, Accelerated hunger
  • Level 3: Intense accelerated fatigue, Accelerated hunger, IS tier +1, Agility -1

Anabolic steroid withdrawal

  • Substances: Steroids
  • Addiction chance per use: 10%

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: Strength -10%
  • Level 2: Rage (2d10 turns), Strength -20%
  • Level 3: Intense accelerated fatigue, Strength -40%

MDMA withdrawal

  • Substances: Ecstasy
  • Addiction chance per use: 20%

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: Hallucinations (2d5 turns), Mild accelerated thirst
  • Level 2: Hallucinations (2d10 turns), Accelerated thirst, Accelerated fatigue
  • Level 3: Accelerated hunger, Accelerated thirst, Accelerated fatigue, Hallucinations

PCP withdrawal

  • Substances: PCP
  • Addiction chance per use: 10%

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: Moderate anxiety
  • Level 2: Intense anxiety, Hallucinations (2d10 turns)
  • Level 3: Intense anxiety, Hallucinations (2d10 turns), Rage (2d10 turns)

Sick Hakutaku syndrome

  • Also known as "Sick magician syndrome" or simply "Magic mushroom addiction"
  • Substances: All magic mushrooms
  • Addiction chance per use: 20%

Withdrawal effects:

  • Level 1: IR+1, Strength -10%
  • Level 2: FT+1, Mild anxiety, Strength -20%
  • Level 3: FT+1, Moderate anxiety, Strength -40%, Hallucinations

See also