HailGreen28 wrote:What are the odds that Stanley will be attacked while harvesting Dwagons next turn?
What are the odds the Bracer will run out of power if asked too many questions?
What are the current odds that Wanda will turn on Stanley in X turns?
What are the odds that Erfworld is just a delusion on Parson's part?
What would you ask?
True. And the more I think about it, even if the Bracer doesn't play semantics, genie-style, re-phrasing the question would be handy for verification. Assuming you have infinite questions with the Bracer. If Stanley encounters an ambush on GW's turn, technically it may be considered an attack by Stanley.raphfrk wrote:HailGreen28 wrote:What are the odds that Stanley will be attacked while harvesting Dwagons next turn?
That will give an odds. Ideally, you want the answer to be zero or 100% to each question.
Also, you have recursion to that question. It needs to be
"What are the odds that Stanley will be attacked while harvesting Dwagons next turn, assuming that he doesn't decide not to go out because I told him there was a chance that he would be attacked?"
Good point about the watch. Good questions!raphfrk wrote:You also need to ask about his calculator watch.
"What are the odds that the calculator watch will still function in X turns?"
"What are the odds that the bracer and calculator watch will still operate together?"
"What is the expected lifetime of the watch/bracer combo if 10 calculations are performed each turn?"
Yeah, I'm thinking of sometimes I dream and KNOW it's a dream to varying degrees. Wouldn't hurt to ask, in case it's a non-zero answer like you said.raphfrk wrote:HailGreen28 wrote:What are the odds that Erfworld is just a delusion on Parson's part?
This is also a self reference, as asking the bracer a question automatically assumes that it exists. Ofc, if he gets a non-zero answer, then that means there is a problem .
HailGreen28 wrote:What would you ask?
Yeah, to me that adds to the Arkentools coolness. They are insanely powerful. Of course, when this story started, out of two known Attuned Arkentool Wielders: One was keeping a low profile. And the other was getting his arse handed to him battle after battle.raphfrk wrote:Assuming there is zero chance of him damaging the bracer by asking to many question, then it can be used for lookamancy by asking about the odds that there are enemy units in a hex.
It actually seems overpowered. He could ask questions like "what are the odds of Stanley taking over the world?" or "what are the odds of Stanley obtaining all the arkentools?".
Also, he could ask, "what are the odds that there are 8 arkentools?".
He could also determine optimal strategy directly.
"What are the odds of Stanley taking over the world, if
... he attacks Faq first
... he attacks Jetstone first
I don't think so.moose o death wrote:i'm pretty sure you don't ask the bracer questions
you feed it numbers
if you can't express a question numerically then your SOOL
In that case, Parson can ask other questions as well.moose o death wrote:you don't know he just asked his wrist that question though.
moose o death wrote:i'm pretty sure you don't ask the bracer questions
you feed it numbers
if you can't express a question numerically then your SOOL
Geekdumb wrote:I'm surprised no one came up with the obvious comic ending question...
What are the odds that this is...
a) a dream
b) really happening
3) a webcomic for people's entertainment
raphfrk wrote:moose o death wrote:i'm pretty sure you don't ask the bracer questions
you feed it numbers
if you can't express a question numerically then your SOOL
I think the answer needs to be a number, but the question can be verbal. How did he ask Charlie's question?
moose o death wrote:by comparing the ratio of value between "the calculations" and the "information" then factoring the time depreciation on the "knowledge" as it increases the chances of the knowledge becoming common and losing all value.
it could have also included a percentage chance for wanda to be sitting two hexes outside of chalescomm battlespace awaiting confirmation on attack and capture of the arkendish.
however parson would have known the second number without the bracer. and if charlescomm asked questions like that he'd be signing his own death certificate.
valce wrote:12. Charlie started with 12 calculations from Parson.
It's not Parson. It's the Bracer/watch combo that's actually sorting that out. Least Charlie thinks so when talking about what he'd get from sacking GW.moose o death wrote:like i said in the reactions thread it's likely mathamncy has a prediction branch of mathamatics that would be implausible in our world. measuring things like duty and loyalty would be impossible here but each erf unit has a hidden value of these two things.
just because you or I cannot explain the maths involved in predicting the schmuker value of knowledge compared to mathamancy predictions divided by the chance of knowledge becoming commonly known, doesn't mean parson hasn't been gifted with a little additional calculations boost based on his earth stats level.
If Parson tries to sort all that out himself, he'll have to spend a couple turns for each question, or else miss conditions like "what if a new Coalition flattens GW and kills Parson before Charlie gets all his calcs?moose o death wrote:by comparing the ratio of value between "the calculations" and the "information" then factoring the time depreciation on the "knowledge" as it increases the chances of the knowledge becoming common and losing all value.
it could have also included a percentage chance for wanda to be sitting two hexes outside of chalescomm battlespace awaiting confirmation on attack and capture of the arkendish.
however parson would have known the second number without the bracer. and if charlescomm asked questions like that he'd be signing his own death certificate.
moose o death wrote:the only real tradeoff is you might get killed painfully
at a slightly higher chance to what happens here anyway.
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