Nihila wrote:Ugh. I hope that Charlie's just frightening Jill-Sue. Mainly because if he is eavesdropping on Parson's Thinkagram, I'll expect an explanation for why he doesn't eavesdrop on every Thinkagram on Erfworld.
Charlie is able to handle unlimited thinkagrams per turn, but this does not mean he is able to handle more than one thinkagram at a time. The time he spends listening to other sides is time he can't spend dealing with other calls, directing orders to his archons or eavesdropping on other conversations.
Furthermore, he may have to actually KNOW there is a conversation going on. He is able to eavesdrop on Parson because he knew that there would be a very high chance that their would be communications going on between GK and their forces in the field; as such he knew that all he had to do was tap Maggie's mind and wait for her to make a call. Essentially Listening to othersides would require him to keep searching each and ever thinkamancer in the known world and hoping that their is a communication about to happen that will actually be meaningful to him.
ftl wrote:Yeah, looks like Charlie really can eavesdrop on thinkagrams, people who guessed that way were probably right. How else would he know what GK is up to? Sadface. Makes sense, given his other powers, though I wish it were revealed in some other way rather than "GK's about to do something epic, lets point out something new Charlie can do that will stop it!" Well, I suppose it hasn't happened yet, so I'll wait and see how it plays out.
Frankly, i think the whole hacking the eyebooks thing was good enough to show off the possibility of hacking thinkagrams.
CorrTerek wrote:Given Charlie's attitude, I don't think Charlie's newly-revealed ability to eavesdrop on Thinkagrams will stop what Parson's about to do. He seems convinced that Spacerock is going down, and apparently he feels that warning Trammenis won't change things. So it'll be interesting to see what happens here, and whether Charlie's eavesdropping will be revealed to his enemies/allies.
Indeed... Charlie appears to be clearly agitated and that is not how you feel when you have an ingenius counter-plan to the enemy's own ingenious plan... He may be able to tell Tremennis what the plan is but he may not have a solution for him. Trem may either figure it out on his own, hope Jillian saves him, or run for the hills
frankly i really like the set up... on the one hand there is enough information to tell us that Parson's plan can work, yet also enough to tell us that it won't... it makes it really hard to guess who is gonna come out on top in this fight