Arkenputtyknife wrote:raphfrk wrote:However, what individual skills do the lookamancer and the thinkamancer have that you can't access?
All of them.
Not sure I agree. However, I guess it could go either way.
Maggie did communicate with Stanley while linked. This shouldn't have required any of the other casters.
However, you are correct that we didn't see the person to person (rather than Thinkamancer to person) communications.
There was table to warlord communications, but that would fall into the use of the table category.
How many illusions, which did not depend on the link, did Jack create while he was linked?
I have conceded that Jack's skills were used up. His skills are short range and in-hex effects.
How many units did he veil? That man could veil an entire city. He could certainly have set up something to confuse GK's approaching attackers. Why didn't he?
It may have been considered pointless, or Stanley may not have considered it. Also, Jack wasn't in a position to offer suggestions.
But I'm willing to bet that asking Maggie to send a Thinkagram while she was linked would have had the same effect as Parson's talking to Misty.
My view is that the key is treating the person an an individual. As long as you treat the linked casters as a single very powerful caster, then you are OK. (and that caster has access to all the spells of its constituents and the extra ones).
raphfrk wrote:However, it looks like as long as you don't say one of the casters' names, then most of the risk is when the link is broken.
Um, what? Wanda laid into Parson because he treated her as an individual, not because he called her by name.
He asked her her name here
The process was:
Parson: <are you the foolamancer>
Misty: <no lookamancer>
<discussion about moving units at night>
Parson: What's you name?
Misty: Lookamancer ... was called misty
If you look at the panel where she says the Misty line (8), it is the saying of her name that triggers an effect.
I don't really have a lot else to say in this discussion
I don't think there is conclusive evidence either way. We don't see the linked up casters casting anything other than the table and Maggie communicating with units (and ofc the volcano spell).
I was more confident in my view before this thread .
From this page:
Parson: ... and we can't do it [veil] with the Eyemancers linked up
That could mean that Jack must stay in the capital.