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So yeah, Charlie won't make a move for another day at the earliest, likely 3 days. And I doubt Charlie will just put it out on the grapevine, because that will further raise more questions about the MK incident, and it also sends the message "Charlie lost something" which is bad press for business. No, I anticipate Delta will finally put the brakes on Charlie and tell him "Hold up, make repairs, and MAKE A PLAN."


Good points all. And I agree with some downtime. I also think CB can put it out there discretely. I just would rather have Parson on Don's side that Caesar's. I like Don.

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I think its more likely that Don will want him dead. Capital Dead. Parson croaked Slately.(mostly) Tv is a powderkeg right now, mainly because Don is losing it.


Yeah, possibly. I also think Don's philosophy is not as hardcore Royal as some other sides, and although recent events might have galvanized his faith, I still think he is open to other ideas. I think at their hearts Don and Parson are both Erfgnostic, neither Toolists nor Royals (nor Fateist). Also although Don loved Slately, he knew Slately could be a pain in the ass. The main thing is Don has never MET the Hamstard. I look forward to seeing that meeting, and seeing what drama develops from all this!
Overdroid wrote:
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So yeah, Charlie won't make a move for another day at the earliest, likely 3 days. And I doubt Charlie will just put it out on the grapevine, because that will further raise more questions about the MK incident, and it also sends the message "Charlie lost something" which is bad press for business. No, I anticipate Delta will finally put the brakes on Charlie and tell him "Hold up, make repairs, and MAKE A PLAN."


Good points all. And I agree with some downtime. I also think CB can put it out there discretely. I just would rather have Parson on Don's side that Caesar's. I like Don.

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I think its more likely that Don will want him dead. Capital Dead. Parson croaked Slately.(mostly) Tv is a powderkeg right now, mainly because Don is losing it.


Yeah, possibly. I also think Don's philosophy is not as hardcore Royal as some other sides, and although recent events might have galvanized his faith, I still think he is open to other ideas. I think at their hearts Don and Parson are both Erfgnostic, neither Toolists nor Royals (nor Fateist). Also although Don loved Slately, he knew Slately could be a pain in the ass. The main thing is Don has never MET the Hamstard. I look forward to seeing that meeting, and seeing what drama develops from all this!


Very True. There is definitely enough support for Don to fall the other way, and Parson does appear to have a certain magnetism, (dare I say, gravity?) on a personal level. No matter what happens next it should certainly be entertaining. Thinking about it, we might even get a Jillian meets Parson. If his legend precedes him enough this capture could cause all sorts of nifty chaos.
Incapped casters: I think if they need help to regain consciousness, Bunny would be able to help them.


Gaussrik wrote:
Y'know, I've been thinking...
If you can make a hidden base in the Magic Kingdom and you can hire a dollamancer there...
Couldn't you have that dollamancer make units for you there, and those units would still be in the Magic Kingdom but belong to the side?
Could Charlie have a legion of cloth golems ready to go and defend his hidden MK base?
Alternatively- what if you could smuggle the last remaining member of a neutral tribe, like a gobwin, into the Magic Kingdom? If said tribe spawned units there, would they also not be in the MK?
... just how many troops could Charlie currently have in the MK? O.o
( I guess this is late for Reactions, but looking at the portal room guardians in transylvito made me wonder! )

Guns don't require upkeep, but Golems do. This means it's easier to have a cache of guns than a cache of golems.


Frankie wrote:
The confirmation of square bases indicates that they're golems, meaning that Froblo the Brown is either a dollamancer or dirtamancer.

How so? I don't recall seeing bases of any kind on previous golems.

zilfallon wrote:
...boop, 0beron, I just thought of something. What if linking at distance, hacking thinkagrams etc. isn't an ability granted by the Dish? What if the Dish is simply like a master-class thinkamancer who is linked to Charlie 7/24, which results in an always active carnymancy-thinkamancy link? Being linked to a carnymancer might be what's giving Charlie the ability to participate in other's thinkagrams etc. In other words, if Parson had an allied carnymancer who could link-up with Maggie at will, he should be able to learn a lot about what Charlie is really capable of as a caster.

Wow.
Free Radical wrote:
kaylasdad99 wrote:
nm. Post was dittomancied, so I disbanded it.

Strange. It seems to have left a corpse behind.
Yikes. I disbanded the wrong one!
0beron wrote:
FYI for the future, as long as you catch it before someone else posts after you, you can actually delete your own post.

Too late. Looks like it got claimed.
Dyneamaeus wrote:
0beron wrote:
David Hunt wrote:
The links combine the abilities of the people linked. I see no reason that the link would prevent them from using some of their casting abilities.
It is not necessarily correct to assume a link combines all abilities of the casters. Take note of the most crucial aspect of a link: the casters lose all sense of self and individuality, they have no unique identity. They are reduced to literally "Croakamancer", "Thinkamancer", etc. That very strongly suggests a caster would be able to access only a single discipline while in a State 2 or 3.

As evidenced by the GM's maintaining their individual identities in the recent update, it appears that higher States may allow more complex blending of abilities, especially when all involved are Thinkamancers in the first place. But there's pretty strong precedent to suggest such complexity is not possible in states 2 and 3.


Even stronger than you know. In the first on camera linkup Maggie gives instruction on how link. "The first spell you cast in your discipline" and "become your function" imply that a caster falls back to their primary discipline during linkup. That explains why Maggie was a part of the scout link, its likely that Isaac can't actually link others since he's originally a lookamancer. It probably has to do with discipline senses.
Got a citation for that?
Hmm.. now all that bracer talk got me wondering. Does lithium battery in the Parson's watch recharges at the start of the turn? And if it does, could it be multi-dittoed to provide infinite source of electicity? Now that would be shockamancy.
signamancy played a major role in negotiations with haggard. if parson does have to negotiate with don (maybe in 10 minutes!), how do you all think parson will interpret don's signamancy?

it's interesting because don is a fairly committed royalist, even if he's not at slately's level, but he has the mob boss signamancy that suggest very different priorities than slately. however rival mob bosses aren't known for playing nice with past enemies either, so either way parson has an uphill battle in negotiations.

on the other hand, allying with an up and coming challenger to the current mob bosses rule would fit right with the story line signamancy implies, which is too bad since I do like don as a character. rather than don dying i'd rather caesar unilaterally conquer faq or another capitol and spin off an 'allied' colony like in the seaworld storyline so I could see the tension that results from that.

that could be the trick that gets don king to admit he needs support from somewhere to deal with carpool if suddenly a chunk of his military defects and could potentially even turn hostile in the future. then gobwin knob offers a million smuckers or something for an alliance and benjamin can't help overhearing.

... well no midnight update (it took me 10 mintues to write this), let's keep up the speculation!
To the people who posit that a multi--master caster can contribute only one kind of magic in a link...

What exactly are you basing that presumption on? If it's just that a caster becomes reduced to their function, they could become reduced to "Eyemancer" instead of "Thinkamancer" and still retain their ability to cast all three Eyemancies.
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Frankie wrote:
The confirmation of square bases indicates that they're golems,

How so? I don't recall seeing bases of any kind on previous golems.

Sorry, I elided a logical step or two. Gray "unpainted" humanoids with square bases under their feet strongly implies that they are not independent casters, but instead solid figurines animated by a caster (specifically, the hobbit next to them).
oslecamo2 temp wrote:

And that's why Newton got so much shit done. In his time there were scientist-natural philosophers who believed in stuff like werewolves, and Newton would have none of that. He worked very hard to weed out the mumbo-Jumbo and make scienc-natural philosophy a serious business. Now Hooke had some actually solid ideas, but meh, the nature of light is an heavily debated topic even nowadays.

The nature of light is not really debated topic among people who knows what they are talking about.
Also - Newton was just as superstitious as his contemporaries. He actually committed more time to Alchemy than Natural Philosophy. It just so happened that he was smart enough to use math to merge the suspected strength of Gravity pull with Kepler's observed theorems. This was huge because it merge two, apparently loosely related ideas into one coherent theory. It also prooved that math is really best tool to describe nature.