Excellent, detail into the working of a caster. And I have to say it sounds tiring being a Thinkamancer - maybe that is why Maggie looks older. So at anyone time Maggie could be scanning thousands of troops, and just doing that takes juice. And it sounds like a passive ability to, something that is always on unless she chooses not to actively use it.
And Maggie is only an adapt? Hmmm, I wonder what that implies? Is it a level thing? What does being a Mastermind offer, besides extra juice presumably and maybe greater control of this abilities (making the constant flow of information a bit easier to deal with)?
And it is interesting - Maggie's "oh dear" put her in the position where she had to choose between saving juice/etc and misleading Parson. Interesting. And the Thinkamancer recognizes it is entirely too
odd for Ansom to be out of the battle.
Also - detail on turn order. So there is a natural roster that dicates who goes first for certain, and GK is in one of the first places, with Charlescomm and TV ahead of them. I wonder if that is ominous detail - either Charlie doesn't have units there, or they are allied. Or maybe a sufficiently powerful Turnamancer might be able to move your turn further back in the order... (probably not, but
And GK has scouts hundreds of hexes away... I wonder what types of units they are using for that?
MonteCristo wrote:I mean, Sizemore gives the impression that he has not been part of battle himself, but i would think that was higher than lv 1... so i have to ask how he might have gained levels...
Maybe it involves training or using their skills? Or maybe the ruler who has them has to buy higher titles for them, kind of upgrading them from Adept to whatever with Shmuckers.
And I wonder if Mastermind Thinkamancers are the equivalent to masterclass Croakamancer or Foolamancers - as in are masterclass and mastermind in the same rating system, or do they refer to different things. Because Mastermind fits Thinkamancers, while masterclass is fairly generic.
but if that were the case, maggie would probably be doing some real good leveling if she's using all of her juice each day.
Maybe it depends on the type/difficult of the spells/magic being used? Maggie's monitoring of GK forces sounds like fairly basic stuff for a Thinkamancer, so it might not add up to much, ranking or lving wise.
And so my time with the Tardy Elves draws to a close, and I am let to ponder how the experience will... eh, I'll finish later. No need to rush.