Posted by tecwrg2 on 1/27/2012 10:07:00 AM (view original):
PTBNL seems like a disaster waiting to happen.
1) As AlCheez pointed out, what if the owner who owes the PTBNL leaves? How does a world enfoce that the replacement owner carries through with the deal?
2) What if the designated PTBNL suffers a devastating injury, and the receiving owner no longer wants him but demands a comparable replacement? And the other owner desn't want to move the replacement, and they cannot come to a mutual agreement?
I'll stick by my "trades should be able to stand up on their own merits" statement from earlier.
You make it a private world rule that if you take over for a franchise that did one of these deals, they have to make good on the deal and handle it in recruitment. Obviously will have implications on recruitment, but a world thinks it's worth it, I don't see a problem.
As for #2, this is why you'd have clear rules about it. If I was doing this in a world, the rule would be that the deal is the deal unless they can come to an agreement, and again, you'd have to have rules that would document the PTBNL part of the deal in the first place.