atteSmythe wrote:The above is exactly how I view the intent of the flash...which is why I'm a bit confused as to the significance of whether or not the Archons are using magic to execute it. So long as what they're doing masks the casting of the displacement, mission accomplished.
Hmmm. If beads are worth schmuckers in Erfworld, GK might have an additional source of revenue on top of the "distraction" superpower.DoctorJest wrote:HailGreen28 wrote:I don't know why everybody's confused about the effects of what the Archons are doing. Women have this same super power in real life.
You've never been to New Orleans, have you?
Well played sir. Now, if you will excuse me, I must imbibe some liquid of the alcoholic persuasion.splintermute wrote:The archons might be using foolamancy or shockamancy to create the appearance of anomalous or disproportionate breasts and/or genitalia - imagine how shocked you would be if confronted by a tiny archon with 52DD breasts, or by "Archons with Dicks".
Gez wrote:Still, the Erfworld wiki contains a duplicated archive that's much easier to navigate than this Wordpress mess.
http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/ ... f_Contents
I think "my good lord" is just a quaint (as in old-fashioned) term of address.
MarbitChow wrote:Huh. And here I was thinking that, if something appeared natural, you actually had to make the case to prove that it was magical.
Or is the default assumption in Erfworld that everything is magical, and every single action gets classified as some sort of *mancy?
Is asking a girl if she likes you "natural date-amancy"?
Note that I'm not trying to be sarcastic - I'm just wondering what the default assumptions people are operating off of.
If *everything* in Erfworld is magical, I'll gladly concede the point that it's clearly natural shockamancy (or natural naughtymancy), if that's the set of assumptions we're working with.
So I look at examples that closely mirror our normal human reactions, and I assume that, if it seems like a natural reaction, it is.
And a bunch of ladies flashing themselves would naturally act as a distraction, either to make the observer stare intently or look away in disgust (depending on orientation / prudishness).
It *isn't* likely to immediately make the target think "They are flashing us, so what *don't* they want us to see?"
That level of suspicion might reside in another Foolamancer, or someone as paranoid as Parson, but not in your standard stabber, or even your basic Warlord type.
SandroTheMaster wrote:So, what I'm trying to get to is: Flash Mob would be effective against everybody, probably. Male and Female alike, as long as the ones doing the flashing are using magic and are pretty.
Does it makes any kind of sense? I never truly know.
MarbitChow wrote:Is asking a girl if she likes you "natural date-amancy"?
crazyguy_co wrote:Heck all this talk that "flashing" would distract "anyone" without being magic is silly. We're not talking about frat boys and soroity girls and nuns and teenagers. We're talking discplined soldiers and military commanders. I've SEEN the buckingham palace guards not so much as glance at a girl who flashed them, and they are only for show... you're trying to argue that many trained soldiers, and their officers, are so undisciplined that with the enemy in sight they'd be distracted by a little nudity that WASN'T magical. not buying it.
MonteCristo wrote:Exactly my thinking...
We are not talking about girls simply flashing their girly parts, but girls flashing their girly parts who LITERALLY can not be ignored when looking into that hex. The ONLY way the flash mob would make it so that no one could see into the hex, is if everyone looking into the hex was forced to focus on the archons. Frankly, i think normally, most people would be to damn worried about the army of Dwagons that are preparing to either croak you or attack your city to give the archons a second thought... Seems like some magic would have to be at play here... you couple this with that FACT that mundane tasks such as basket weaving are considered a form of natural dollamancy, then ya, i'd say something like "flashing" that draws all of the enemy's focus is probably some form of natural shockamancy...
shneekeythelost wrote:Yanno... Ossomer and Tremennis *DOES* have "ALL the Jetstone Casters... except Cubbins"... it's quite likely they've got a caster who can negate the 'Flash Mob's effect, and quite possibly pierce Jack's Displacement as well. The squad sent to capture might end up in some deep boop...
Sokrotes wrote:I have to completely agree with MarbitChow, i dunno if this is or isnt a actual spell or natural spell but im getting a bit annoyed when people assume every single thing is magic based. If ur not a caster and very few other units u probably cant cast spells.
Sokrotes wrote:I have to completely agree with MarbitChow, i dunno if this is or isnt a actual spell or natural spell but im getting a bit annoyed when people assume every single thing is magic based. If ur not a caster and very few other units u probably cant cast spells. There are types of cobra that can squirt venom from there fangs using holes at the tip that point outward, in erfworld that could be a natural ability, or how Bats can "see" useing sonar. Erfworld is set in a almost medieval time period, and in our own history during that time people believed in magic and superstition. Now im not saying there is NO magic in erfworld, i just think not as much as people make it out to be. Now take this for example, Jack is a magician, and i suspect hes going to make Ansom appear to be something else, much like Bogroll looking like Parson. But of course Ossamar and Tremenis are watching Ansom like a hawk, Jack needs a way to make them look away. Bam put a couple of hot chicks up flashing people right in front of jack and Ansom. Its like a magician making u look at one hand as the other pulls the rabbit out from under the table. Its a simple case of misdirection that takes no magic, just illusion like magicians use in real life. Besides girls would go, "eww a naked girl" and gay guys would probably go "eww naked girls." while straight guys or lez girls are like "oh wow!" and if ur bi, a combination of the both, lol.
Darkside007 wrote:Scouting uses elements of Natural Thinkamancy. Archons have Shockamancy as a school to pull specials out of. Twolls have a limited form of Dollamancy because they can make things.
On the one hand, the people who call everything Signamancy are just annoying, on the other, it's established that magic is pretty much everywhere in Erfworld.
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