KainFlinn wrote:Parson is large because he's Parson (fat, larger than life). A stupidworlder with different traits might have a different natural signamancy.
Parson is fat, but he's certainly not "larger than life." No one could use that expression for a Kinko's employee with a run down car who lives in a wreck of an apartment (or is it his parent's basement?) and spends all of his creative energy on game design. No one.
bladestorm wrote:All that means is that he put more effort into his con.
Enough effort that the author felt compelled to render the 'dish just as the other two 'tools are rendered, just to fool or confuse the readers? Mmmmnnnn, not seeing it.
bladestorm wrote:Wanda made an attempt at the Hammer, and that fell through. She made an attempt at the Pliers on several occasions and finally attuned to them. Not once did she mention going after the Arkendish. If Charlie is the wizard, he's already been defeated once. Why would she not finish the job and attune to the dish?
Well first off, you've got your facts out of wack. We haven't seen any prior effort by Wanda to capture the 'pliers, much less "several occasions." She got the 'pliers due to the volcano, which was entirely Parson's doing as far as planning goes, and was a last ditch effort at that. It was an attempt to pull some kind of victory out of utter defeat, not an attempt to capture the 'pliers. Yes, Parson calculated favorable odds that GK would have the 'pliers by the end of their turn. But again that was never mentioned amongst GK planning as a primary goal. They were always just trying to live to see the next turn, not maneuvering to capture the 'pliers.
Oh, and how does a carnymancer gain an unmatched command of thinkamancy, if not via an artifact such as the 'dish?