I wasn't going to have him build the whole ship, just glue on a dozen jet packs or so. However I do see your point about Erfy-ness. I'm just dying to do more with the magic system. So many sub-classes to play with and sooooooo many super weapons are possible. We havent even seen every mancy in canon yet, and dont get me started on the magic kingdom. Why does no one ever use that resource? if you recruit the casters who take the long walk you'd be damn near unbeatable with your super-spelled tower. Doesn't matter if they're losers or bad casters when you only want them to spell the tower. and wouldn't caster prefer long term contracts? Hell, with a double shockamancer tri-link you'd be the Titan's disbanded death star!
I was hoping to run a bit of a darker story after a light opener. The part I loved most about book one TBfGK was the pastel background of erf, with the horrors of war. The insensitive nature of erf to pop thinking, feeling units, capable of powerful love, only to destroy them in ever more brutal and senseless violence, They make constant war for these little sides and petty squabbles, while the rulers hardly give a thought to the individuals under their command. With the exception of rulers, casters and a few warlords, all other units seem to be extremely expendable in the name of loyalty. My question is, why be loyal to a system that isn't loyal to you? I really want to explore the Fate aspect of Erf, where characters fight Fate and win the happy ending in spite of the Titans' games. As we already know, the war on Fate is brutal, and leaves deep scars.
Anyways, I'm about to unleash Chet's dollamancy. They made the mistake of giving him too much leeway in his orders, and Chet didn't waste his chance.
I would like to point out that in one Turn, Ace made a jetpack, a raygun, a thinking cap, a shield cape, that ragged jockey doll, plus whatever healing he was doing before, and you know he was making more bears to replace their losses, so one turns juice goes a long way.
As far as seige engines, they are listed as items unless they are alive. That being the case I was going to make them a natural dollamancy construct of the dwawv engineers, they way twolls can fabricate. I don't have anything against them being popped, I just think it makes sense for dwawvs to build things.