Sad to see the text updates go for a bit, but if we have reached a spot in the story where they wont work as well it is for the best. I fully expect the last few pages of this particular chapter to be great (just half a dozen? It seems like so much could happen!)
Nice page, Marie continues to creep me out. That last panel... is she lying? In a world where prophecies and fate are given such respect I could see how a predictamancer could trick people into doing what they want - Someone says "Oh no I wont" and the predictamancer says "OH YES YOU WELL. PREDICTED IT I HAVE. Checkmate." She just seems to lack concern for anyone else. First Parson, now Janis (her friend) who clearly unhappy about the prospect.
Plus the Thinkers are coming off as a bit sinister. Ultimately I don't know how this will end. On this side of the portal or the other. So much great potential.
And yay, more background casters - there is Jade from Beyond Good & Evil, Mary Poppins, Carman Sandiago with the Spanic Inquisition?
Heh, and Maggie is funny when she is angry.
DunkelMentat wrote:Oh man. What sort of thing do you imagine a predictamancer would bring to a stack? Do they have offensive or defensive capabilities? I thought they just sorta told the future.
Maybe buff others with limited precog or something like that? Befuddle the enemy with visions seemingly foretelling their doom maybe. I can't think of much to be honest (since I guess some Erfworld disciplines aren't as versatile as, say, a wizard who can be a Diviner and still throw fire balls).
splintermute wrote:Janis could be a "get out of war free" card for everyone in Spacerock. Parson drags her through, she may be powerful enough to quiet the entire battle, Jetstone has no choice but to end their turn, and then all of GK, instead of just the casters, can just pack up and go home.
If that happened (though I don't think it will) I could also see it as a source of interesting conflict between nominal allies, say Janis does some battle calming and Wanda uses it as an opportunity for mass croaking/decrypting (unless she quiets both sides of the conflict, which isn't really what Marie wants). If that happened neither Parson or Janis would probably be happy (even though Parson knows Wanda has been executing prisoners and decrypting them, saying it close up might shake him a bit more).
Of course Janis and Marie add some nice variables to the whole thing because they don't serve GK and aren't bound to Parson's orders (though I'm not sure how much they can do with the whole off turn thing). Maybe Janis could do something unexpected and not necessarily bad for either
Of course I'd be sad if it denied us the chance to see Slately doing something awesome while wearing a jetpack (although maybe I've looked at it wrong, and he and the casters will just have to retreat, and it will be Slately and his casters who become the most unlikely team to threat GK, not Trem and the casters).
badninja wrote:Nice good to see Parson thinking fast. the Tool may enjoy having two new powerful casters on his side.
I don't know, I guess they have nominally been on GKs side just because of Parson, but I think this would just be a temp thing. GK hasn't hired them or entered into any official contract with them. As free parties Janis and Marie can just tag along I guess if Parson allows it. Of course this might be a bridge burning thing, she I doubt they'd be able to pop back into the MK after this (at least safely). I just can't imagine Janis working for Stanley or with Wanda. Though Wanda, Marie and Jack ending up together again should be interesting (the old Faq casters, together again, all those toxic secrets...)
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.