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Turns since TBfGK: 20
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'''Turns since TBfGK: 20'''
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[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]: About this morning, [[Parson Gotti|Parson]]...
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': About this morning, [[Parson Gotti|Parson]]...
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[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]: Yeah. About that.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Yeah. About that.
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CharlsNChrg: Is that how it's going to be?
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Is that how it's going to be?
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LordHamster: For the record, I didn't [[command|order]] it.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': For the record, I didn't [[command|order]] it.
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LordHamster: But yeah, I think it's safe to say that anything you stick in our [[battlespace]] is going to get cut off.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': But yeah, I think it's safe to say that anything you stick in our [[battlespace]] is going to get cut off.
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LordHamster: So be careful what you're sticking, and where.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': So be careful what you're sticking, and where.
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CharlsNChrg: Fair enough.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Fair enough.
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CharlsNChrg: What would it cost me for permission to pass through?
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': What would it cost me for permission to pass through?
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LordHamster: Dunno. That would be up to [[Stanley the Tool|Stanley]].
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Dunno. That would be up to [[Stanley the Tool|Stanley]].
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CharlsNChrg: Could you find out?
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Could you find out?
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LordHamster: Weeeell, I'll ask heem, but I don't theenk he'll be verrah keen.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Weeeell, I'll ask heem, but I don't theenk he'll be verrah keen.{{ref|FrenchKnight}}
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CharlsNChrg: Please do.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Please do.
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CharlsNChrg: So, um...
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': So, um...
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LordHamster: Yes?
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Yes?
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CharlsNChrg: Couldn't help notice a small detail about that [[combat|battle]].
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Couldn't help notice a small detail about that [[combat|battle]].
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LordHamster: I bet you couldn't.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': I bet you couldn't.
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CharlsNChrg: That was [[Patty]], [[Maxene]] and [[LaVerne]].
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': That was [[Patty]], [[Maxene]] and [[LaVerne]].
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LordHamster: If you say so.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': If you say so.
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CharlsNChrg: What were they doing in that black [[raiment]], fighting for [[Gobwin Knob]]?
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': What were they doing in that black [[raiment]], fighting for [[Gobwin Knob]]?
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LordHamster: If you read that question again, [[Charlie]], you'll notice that it answers itself.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': If you read that question again, [[Charlie]], you'll notice that it answers itself.
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CharlsNChrg: Cute.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Cute.
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CharlsNChrg: You know what I mean.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': You know what I mean.
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LordHamster: I do. That's also the only answer you're getting.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': I do. That's also the only answer you're getting.
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LordHamster: The only free answer, anyway.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': The only free answer, anyway.
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CharlsNChrg: You're a quick study.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': You're a quick study.
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CharlsNChrg: What will it cost me?
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': What will it cost me?
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LordHamster: So I've been told. And how bout letting me out of the rest of that [[Mathamancy]] deal?
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': So I've been told. And how bout letting me out of the rest of that [[Mathamancy]] deal?
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CharlsNChrg: Steep.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Steep.
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LordHamster: Maybe not. It's a pretty valuable chunk of info.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Maybe not. It's a pretty valuable chunk of info.
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CharlsNChrg: Undoubtedly.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Undoubtedly.
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CharlsNChrg: Tell you what, I'll spend a calculation now.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Tell you what, I'll spend a calculation now.
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CharlsNChrg: Tell me the odds that learning what happened to my [[Archon]]s right now will be worth giving up those calculations in the future.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Tell me the odds that learning what happened to my [[Archon]]s right now will be worth giving up those calculations in the future.
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LordHamster: ...
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': ...
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LordHamster: I don't know if this [[Mathamancy Bracer|thing]] can even DO a calculation like that. Predicting the future?
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': I don't know if this [[Mathamancy Bracer|thing]] can even DO a calculation like that. Predicting the future?
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CharlsNChrg: Try it.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Try it.
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LordHamster: Fine.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Fine.
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LordHamster: I'll be damned.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': I'll be damned.
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LordHamster: It says there's all of a 4% chance it's worth taking my deal, even after spending this calculation.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': It says there's all of a 4% chance it's worth taking my deal, even after spending this calculation.
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LordHamster: 4.14 percent.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': 4.14 percent.
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CharlsNChrg: Hm.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': Hm.
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CharlsNChrg: That either means that I could likely find out the information through other means, or the calculations will be highly valuable.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': That either means that I could likely find out the information through other means, or the calculations will be highly valuable.
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LordHamster: I guess. Or both.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': I guess. Or both.
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LordHamster: Deal or No Deal?
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Deal or No Deal?{{ref|DealorNoDeal}}
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CharlsNChrg: No deal.
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': No deal.
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LordHamster: Figured. Enjoy wondering.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Figured. Enjoy wondering.
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CharlsNChrg: That was clever, though, right?
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': That was clever, though, right?
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LordHamster: Sure.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Sure.
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LordHamster: Determining the decision not to spend all the calculations. Cost: one calculation.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Determining the decision not to spend all the calculations. Cost: one calculation.
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CharlsNChrg: :)
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': :)
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LordHamster: Teaching me that my [[Mathamancy Bracer|bracer]] can make sophisticated predictions about the future? Priceless.
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'''[[Parson Gotti|LordHamster]]''': Teaching me that my [[Mathamancy Bracer|bracer]] can make sophisticated predictions about the future? Priceless.{{ref|priceless}}
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CharlsNChrg: ...
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': ...
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CharlsNChrg: :(
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'''[[Charlie|CharlsNChrg]]''': :(
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=Real World References:=
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#{{note|FrenchKnight}} This is a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, delivered by a French knight to Arthur and his Knights, who are questing for the Grail. It is one of many memorable lines in exchange between the two, as the French knight taunts, aggravates, and generally thwarts Arthur.
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#{{note|DealorNoDeal}} Deal or No Deal is a television game show in which the contestant is given a case of money (1 of 30, chosen randomly and unopened) and is then made a series of offers for the money in his case, and must judge whether he is dealing from a position of strength or weakness, and either accept a sum of money or continue on, gambling that either the offers will rise in value (as other cases are removed and their values revealed) or his own case is more valuable.
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#{{note|Priceless}} MasterCard has a long-running and famous (and oft-spoofed) ad campaign in which several goods or services are valued at their rough retail price and then a final event or emotion is listed as being "priceless." (The tagline "There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's MasterCard."

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Turn Number:29 AW
Side's Turn:Unknown (possibly Gobwin Knob)

Turns since TBfGK: 20

CharlsNChrg: About this morning, Parson...

LordHamster: Yeah. About that.

CharlsNChrg: Is that how it's going to be?

LordHamster: For the record, I didn't order it.

LordHamster: But yeah, I think it's safe to say that anything you stick in our battlespace is going to get cut off.

LordHamster: So be careful what you're sticking, and where.

CharlsNChrg: Fair enough.

CharlsNChrg: What would it cost me for permission to pass through?

LordHamster: Dunno. That would be up to Stanley.

CharlsNChrg: Could you find out?

LordHamster: Weeeell, I'll ask heem, but I don't theenk he'll be verrah keen.[1]

CharlsNChrg: Please do.

CharlsNChrg: So, um...

LordHamster: Yes?

CharlsNChrg: Couldn't help notice a small detail about that battle.

LordHamster: I bet you couldn't.

CharlsNChrg: That was Patty, Maxene and LaVerne.

LordHamster: If you say so.

CharlsNChrg: What were they doing in that black raiment, fighting for Gobwin Knob?

LordHamster: If you read that question again, Charlie, you'll notice that it answers itself.

CharlsNChrg: Cute.

CharlsNChrg: You know what I mean.

LordHamster: I do. That's also the only answer you're getting.

LordHamster: The only free answer, anyway.

CharlsNChrg: You're a quick study.

CharlsNChrg: What will it cost me?

LordHamster: So I've been told. And how bout letting me out of the rest of that Mathamancy deal?

CharlsNChrg: Steep.

LordHamster: Maybe not. It's a pretty valuable chunk of info.

CharlsNChrg: Undoubtedly.

CharlsNChrg: Tell you what, I'll spend a calculation now.

CharlsNChrg: Tell me the odds that learning what happened to my Archons right now will be worth giving up those calculations in the future.

LordHamster: ...

LordHamster: I don't know if this thing can even DO a calculation like that. Predicting the future?

CharlsNChrg: Try it.

LordHamster: Fine.

LordHamster: I'll be damned.

LordHamster: It says there's all of a 4% chance it's worth taking my deal, even after spending this calculation.

LordHamster: 4.14 percent.

CharlsNChrg: Hm.

CharlsNChrg: That either means that I could likely find out the information through other means, or the calculations will be highly valuable.

LordHamster: I guess. Or both.

LordHamster: Deal or No Deal?[2]

CharlsNChrg: No deal.

LordHamster: Figured. Enjoy wondering.

CharlsNChrg: That was clever, though, right?

LordHamster: Sure.

LordHamster: Determining the decision not to spend all the calculations. Cost: one calculation.

CharlsNChrg: :)

LordHamster: Teaching me that my bracer can make sophisticated predictions about the future? Priceless.[3]

CharlsNChrg: ...

CharlsNChrg: :(

[edit] Real World References:

  1. ^  This is a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, delivered by a French knight to Arthur and his Knights, who are questing for the Grail. It is one of many memorable lines in exchange between the two, as the French knight taunts, aggravates, and generally thwarts Arthur.
  2. ^  Deal or No Deal is a television game show in which the contestant is given a case of money (1 of 30, chosen randomly and unopened) and is then made a series of offers for the money in his case, and must judge whether he is dealing from a position of strength or weakness, and either accept a sum of money or continue on, gambling that either the offers will rise in value (as other cases are removed and their values revealed) or his own case is more valuable.
  3. ^  MasterCard has a long-running and famous (and oft-spoofed) ad campaign in which several goods or services are valued at their rough retail price and then a final event or emotion is listed as being "priceless." (The tagline "There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's MasterCard."
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