Full-magic block? Well, that Staff of Suckage sure is a quite powerful item. One can only wondr why Wanda didn't take it to the field. Moot point now, but still, powerful magic items just idling at the capital won't do you much good. Maybe the pliers take both hand slots?
effataigus wrote:Grabbing the scroll from Jojo and running off with it seems pretty likely to me too, but I'm curious whether the optimist's or the pessimist's take on a shell game is more fitting here: either all options contain a winning outcome for the carnymancer, or all options contain a losing outcome for the player.
Indeed, Jojo should know that the chances of Hamster taking the bait are zero.
-You don't acept gifts from random strangers.
-Specially when said strangers are cheaters by default.
-And you're in enemy territorry.
-And you're under the compulsion of a summoning spell.
-And the reason you're there it's because you want to fight at the side of your troops instead of siting at the safety of your capital.
-Not to mention your old life basically sucked, while here you're literally a God of War that's shaping ErfHistory.
So of course the trick is somewhere else. The shiny scroll is just a bait, or perhaps it isn't what it seems at all.
effataigus wrote:I can't imagine that Jojo didn't consider Parson grabbing the scroll from him and running off... so is *touching* the scroll a winning outcome for Jojo or a losing outcome for Parson? Does a staff of suckage protect against magic that the user voluntarily contacts?
My initial tought as well. That scroll is probably some special touch/proximity-trap. Hamster may just be tempted enough to take the scroll with him.
The comic normally gives hints of mechanics before they're used in an important event... Except for magic, where the author has little problem in droping super nukes out of mancer asses (cough kingsworld cough).
effataigus wrote:Hey, where *are* the thinkamancers?
Probably stablishing adefensive perimeter around the area "sugesting" other mancers that get too near. If they all start jumping into the hole, then they'll surely atract unwanted atention.
Now, to who is Jojo working? I don't see Charlie pulling out a backup-backup plan in such short time.
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