I agree with your first paragraph one hundred percent. At this point in time, the current turn order or natural turn order means nothing. Gobwin Knob is gonna get to act before Jetstone...the only thing is, Charlie might get to act before Gobwin Knob and Jetstone. ('cause, frankly, the thought of Kingworld permanently changing the turn order is just...blech). The idea of having the order swapped for a single turn is much more palatable than having a turn just completely skipped for one day. Muuuuuch more.No one in particular wrote:I fail to see how it's important whether the turn was ended or swapped. The caster responsible for it left with Jillian. Jetstone has a limited amount of Move. They can only get so far before they have to end Turn, and then... it'll either be GK's turn, or it's night and everyone heals, quickly followed by GK's turn. Whichever it is, GK is going to get to act before Jetstone can act again.
Unless something really pressing pops up, Parson is going to spend a turn or two making sure Jetstone is wiped out. You don't stop when you've got your enemy on the ropes and let him rally for a comeback. As long as Jetstone continues, their cities will pop more units and prolong the fighting. If Slately is taken out before Tramennis is named heir, all those cities become neutral, and production ceases. If Jetstone's neighbors want to claim them, they'll have to fight for them, which will take attention and resources. GK was going to do it anyway, so no change for them, but for the neighbors that's Turns and Shmuckers that won't be recouped before GK shows up.
Not being a genius, or knowing the resources available to Jetstone, I'm going to guess that Tramennis plans to have Slately run for it in one stack, while a bunch of other stacks go running in other directions, and hope like hell that luckamancy is with them and GK goes chasing after the wrong stack. Or maybe a unipegataur has higher move than any of the dwagons that Wanda brought with her. I dunno.
Although they can't "chase", I think Gobwin Knob's units are just as likely to find Slately as Jillian was to find that hex full of wounded Dwagons. More so, even, considering Gobwin Knob's far superior numbers and the fact that Slately is actually limited in what direction he can head. He has one of two directions...towards his cities, or away from his cities. If he chooses to advance towards his nearest city (or in the same direction as whatever capital-site), it makes things easier on Gobwin Knob... 'cause, if Slately flees, that's probably the direction they're heading in, anyway. If Slately decides to go for a 'bluff' and heads behind enemy lines with his handful of casters? Well, Gobwin Knob is just gonna head towards the nearest Jetstone-cities anyway, 'cause that's where they think Slately is going. If they don't find him, they'll just starve him out by wiping out all the other cities.John Campbell wrote:GK can't really chase, because of the turn-based nature of movement on Erf. They don't get to follow Slately out of the hex, so they can't trail after him and see where he goes after he leaves whatever spotting radius they have. He gets to move, and only when he's used up all his movement and ended turn do they get to go after him. It'd be more like hide-and-seek than tag. Slately doesn't have to be faster than the dwagons to get away; he just needs to be fast enough to make the radius within which he has to end turn large enough that GK doesn't have the scouting assets on hand to check all of the hexes he could possibly be in, and hope that they don't guess the right one.
If Slately can get out of the hex, dusting dwagons and Archons, to reduce GK's scouting capabilities and improve the odds of Slately actually getting away, should be Jetstone's next priority. Well, second to croaking Wanda, anyway. (Not that I think they have any chance of succeeding at that one.)
(Actually, they should be dusting Archons now - it's use 'em or lose 'em with the tower defenses - but I don't think they're willing to shoot through Ossomer. Though maybe if they can get Slately out from underfoot, Tramennis will have the moral courage to do it.)
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Atomic wrote: While Ansom might not seem like the biggest chip in the pot, I'm starting to think he might be the best bit of leverage that Faq has going for it. They've likely captured the highest level Warlord we've seen...
timh wrote:Reading some of the older pages, it got me wondering.
Even if Slately/tramennis manages to leave the city, next up will be GK's turn? With so much dwagons plus the dwagon relay system it cannot be hard to track Slately down as the dwagons have a lot of move (56 if I remember correctly) So how exactly does Trammenis think they can win this? hope Slately makes it somewhere were they can't find him? (Maybe hire a findamancer?)
justamessenger wrote:And perhaps the added move of a jetpack on top of that?
And all the casters traveling with him? I honestly can't imagine there being three or more unipegataurs stacked all the way back to whatever city they're planning to retreat to...and, even then, the closest city (even if it's their former capital) might not be the safest bet; if it's closest for them, it's closest for Gobwin Knob, too.ryanroyce wrote:Remember that Tramennis has already copied the dwagon relay scheme, so getting Slatley to Jetstone City via unipegataur relay isn't a problem.
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Atomic wrote:And all the casters traveling with him? I honestly can't imagine there being three or more unipegataurs stacked all the way back to whatever city they're planning to retreat to...and, even then, the closest city (even if it's their former capital) might not be the safest bet; if it's closest for them, it's closest for Gobwin Knob, too.ryanroyce wrote:Remember that Tramennis has already copied the dwagon relay scheme, so getting Slatley to Jetstone City via unipegataur relay isn't a problem.
It does interest me what they're planning to do with those four casters after Slately is out of the city. Are they just gonna head back in, or did I misread/misinterpret a page?
Dr Pepper wrote:Ok, new theory about Tram's knights. I say they represent sports teams. The one in the hockey mask isn't the monster jason, he's just a hockey team, but i don't know enough about hockey to say which one. I don't know much about football either, but the one in the forground with the brush plumed helmet has got to be the USC Trojans. And the one with the horned helmet would be the Buffalo Bills.
No one in particular wrote:Ah! I've got it figured out now!
Parson isn't a florist, or a signamancer... he's an UPDATE-a-mancer! Eh? Eh? Eh?
Atomic wrote:Sigh. Sure, the alphabet can be used as a code,but that's really not the point.
Oh, no, I'm using the concept of "bad writing" quite well. There aren't two options; there's good writing or there's bad writing. No middle-ground in war, no middle-ground in writing. . Sure, the outcomes might be good or bad for the story, but how in the world will Rob explain the Thinkamancers, called by Maggie, opposing Parson? "Whoops, Maggie was totally wrong about this entire group of people.
. I have a hard time not expecting some kind of confrontation given our present information.I'm not saying Rob can't write it well -- I have the utmost faith in Rob writing us an amazing story... but given our present information, it just strikes me as stupid to add in a few pages of conflict with the Thinkamancers for some faux-excitement
Infidel wrote:Also, there is nothing to indicate Isaac and Maggie are MtTA. The only thing implied about the MtTA is that somewhere there are three thinkamancers in a trimancer link. That is the MtTA.
DoctorJest wrote:You can always tell when we're about due for a new update just by reading the forums.
drachefly wrote:Infidel wrote:Also, there is nothing to indicate Isaac and Maggie are MtTA. The only thing implied about the MtTA is that somewhere there are three thinkamancers in a trimancer link. That is the MtTA.
This does not sound familiar to me. Citation, please?
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