Or maybe it's because Jillian, who asked Duncan to warn her about any possible compulsions placed on her, had Duncan worked over good by a Turnamancer aka compulsion?Squishalot wrote:Duncan's great for Jillian. Especially considering how he appears to be taking the Heir in his stride - he seems pretty nonchalant about it. Reckon it's because he joined after they started popping it, or that he's just that committed to the side's cause now?
Sometimes Erf seems a rather depressing place. Endless war, Side leaders being able to end you with a thought, Turnamancy brainwashing, Thinkamancy compulsions, and being "converted" to toolism by an artifact.
Let's hope that whatever changes Parson brings to Erfworld, a core part of those changes is a greater degree of self determination for the rank and file Units.
What passes for peace, until an enemy force of Queen, CWL, and a pile of warlords on Megas appears a hex away? This is irony!Direcoyote wrote:Yeah. I think Duncan is building up for Retirony. It sounds like he wants to maybe govern a level 2 or so and enjoy what passes for peace.
I sure hope not. You can only decrypt a dead unit. A unit harvested for food is no longer a dead unit, it is food. Or there would be no need to have a term "harvesting", it'd just be "eating a dead sourmander", or whatever was killed for food.cdrcjsn wrote:We've learned that food can be popped at the beginning of the turn or harvested from certain units like sourmanders (we haven't been told if there is a timing restriction to this).
We've learned that objects can fall to the ground out of turn.
I think what we're going to see is that some dragons are going to be harvested for food, fall to the ground, and then decrypted.
As a contrary example, I refer you to the despised DDR, which was indeed a game changer invented on the fly.Urf wrote:I really think all the worrying about how Parson is getting to Jetstone is clouding the issue of how is Wanda going to avoid an entire Dittomanced battalion of Archers from shooting her out of the sky.
Whatever it is, it will combine all the exploits and things Parson's learned about Erf mechanics thus far. It's doubtful the author would pull a deus ex machina and invent a gamechanger on the fly.
Did you just refer to the guy who enthuses about a "bracer blaster, with force beam action, that really lights up!" as the most deadly serious person in the room?Dr Pepper wrote:Not Ace. According to tradition the most deadly serious person in the room will get a pie in the face.
It's an inconsistency, all right.zilfallon wrote:In the page 3 of this thread, people mentioned Parson calculating some odds about Charlie's abilities. Remember that the bracer gives the user results according to what THE USER knows, not the %100 truth.
Remember Parson's words when it was GK's turn and Wanda was asking about odds. Parson said that Wanda's chances of taking the city by air dropped a lot after they learned about the air force of Faq. Jillian was there at first calculation too, but they just didn't know about it, so Jillian wasn't included in the calculation.
Parson gave Charlie odds on how many Archons it would take to take out the GK garrison. And then Parson has a little sit down with a decrypted Archon and gets a lot of nice information on what Archons can do. But, in order to give accurate odds to Charlie, he would need to know what the exact capabilities of Archons were. But if he knows, then why ask them about their abilities?
So there is plenty of evidence that the bracer does not operate off of user knowledge.
And plenty of evidence that it does.
Because the MK isn't selling items or services to GK at this time. It's been mentioned that they can't buy healing scrolls because they'd been cut off by MK residents who don't care for the actions of GK. And if they aren't selling a healing scroll, hiring out a caster is also right out. We don't know if the MK is a monolith, so they might find some rogue casters, maybe.Kizmet wrote:2- If GK is so well off financially... why haven't they (or Parson now) started hiring a ton of casters ffs? For example, GK's leadership knows how useful a Lookamancer like Misty can be and yet they haven't hired another one? Just hire the casters needed to repeat the "end of turn" spell and there would be no reason to have a food fight at all.