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[LP CYOA] Epic

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    B

    Now we only need to develop batteries and the future's energy crisis is solved. In the mean time we can play Thor/Zeus.

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  2. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    B, flashy is not a bad thing for someone in our line, as we're showing ourselves not so excellent at infiltration. And that's both Ean and the decision-makers, gais.

    Still, at least we get to get rid of this guy when he's not with his brother.
     
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  3. Collage Educated

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    I'd say B is better for our budding COME AT ME BRO attitude. Shock and awe, amirite!?

    Flopping to A for general usefulness.
     
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  4. Bloodshifter Educated

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    C thunder is good and all but we can only use it out doors seeing as its actually nature control C gives us the power to handle energy the raw form of ANY type of power be it telekinesis or thunder strikes at higher levels or greater control we can make "thunder" out of thin air anywhere regardless of conditions or any form physical damage sustained not to mention we can maybe form a shield or armour of pure raw energy *with great control and focus* and even influence any power that use this energy imagine stopping a bullet and then throwing back its kinect force on imagine that a thousand times or a telekinesis shock wave dissipating before it can hit us.

    in short vote C the good stuff will come later but the best stuff is now.
     
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  5. Kipeci Magister

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    Think of the possibilities! We could give the crushed meat ball to a child and have hilarious games for the kids for centuries to come.
     
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  6. Baltika9 Arcane

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    B. There's absolutely no contest.
    Flipped to A.
     
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  7. Esquilax Arcane

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    Nabu seems like the real power behind the scenes. His psychic abilities are really worrying: he was able to remotely shield someone else's mind and attack ours at the same time - that's fucking nuts. If he's that powerful, finding out the presence of our exposed northern wall by reading a soldier's mind will be a breeze for him. This leaves us at a bit of an impasse: do we remain at the wall to burn down the siege tower, or do we rely on our men and our traps to take care of it and instead guard the exposed hole to make sure he doesn't sneak through?

    If it's the latter, light/energy manipulation seems the more useful power. We're in rough shape, and momentarily blinding this guy with a flash of light could be the only thing that'll allow us to kill him. We aren't going to be half the warrior we normally are tomorrow, and we need every edge we can get. In our physical state, I doubt we'll be able to land a single swing on Nabu, but if we can blind him with light manipulation, that will be all we need to end him.

    When you come down to it, this battle will be decided on one thing: who remains standing, Ean or the Gieloth? The Babylonians have already lost heart now that their commander is dead, we kill their other leader, and they will lay down their arms.

    I'm flopping to C. The traps are enough to at least hinder the tower. We should probably wait for the other Gieloth at the northern wall. He is the cunning type, and I'm certain he'll try to sneak through. I'm speculating that he will try to use his psionic abilities to get our men to fight amongst themselves while the tower strikes the front door.
     
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  8. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    A for force choke.

    For several reasons:

    First, now that it looks like we are going after the big boys, it would be better to be a master of few abilities then a jack of many but master of none. Telekinesis improves a power we have rather then adding one more we need to improve to make it really useful. The current effect is the result of extraordinary circumstances - I don't think we will be able the pull this kind of thing every day.

    Second, telekinesis is way more flexible ability then B or C. It can be used offensively - either directly or by moving other objects. But unlike B or C, it can be also be used defensively - to deflect a physical attack (against us or against our men) or move air / sand to create a sandstorm to hide us, and can also be used to improve our mobility dramatically by allowing us to fly. It is can also be used much more subtly then throwing thunderbolts - for example chocking somebody or causing a heart attack. B or C, while flashy and very destructive, are just used for one purpose - smiting somebody.

    Finally, I think it is a better choice because of our circumstances. We took a lot of damage and we really don't want to draw attention of the vengeful brother by throwing lightnings before we can recover. Also, treave said we won't be able to pull anything like this for a while at least, and we don't know how effective B or C will be in our weakened state. Will they just cause less damage? Require more preparation? Be usable only from up close? Will they work at all? Where as A can be effective even now - instead of crushing the tower, just make one of its wheels fall of (preferably so that it makes the whole thing fall on the other Gieloth). Plus, its usage is also a hell of a lot easier to hide from our side if we wish to keep our powers a secret then throwing thunderbolts is.
     
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  9. Azira Arcane Patron

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    We need more propaganda here people! B's heavily in the lead, no doubt due to the flashyness it exhibits.
    Then again, re-reading the description, it seems Ean isn't simply calling lightning, he's sustaining an ionized channel from the Gieloth to the sky, which enables lightning to take that path.
    Take the principle further, add an energy source to the base of the channel, and you'll basically be able to build a light-saber. Or am I being silly here?

    What I like about option A is that is also has a load of applications. Being able to exert better control on the telekinesis allows for interesting possibilities if we should construct objects ourselves. Add to this, the possibility of flight in different atmospheres (even the lack of atmosphere) as Smashing Axe hinted at. And of course, it's every bit as Jedi to levitate and crush stuff, as it is to throw lightning around.

    I guess I just like the idea of the power not being too flashy. I like Ean to be able to be more subtle, crushing the air from victims, strangling them effectively and cutting off all sound, instead of vaporising enemies with thunderclaps.

    [EDIT] Also, what Zero Credibility said :bro:
     
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  10. Bloodshifter Educated

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    Exactly that includes A its force, power, and range will all be decreased telekinesis varies depending on the persons mental prowess which no offence Ean but we are not the "sharpest tool in the shed" and C covers all the ground that A does remember its energy manipulation it does not matter the form it takes be it heat, energy, light, movement, or another intangible force it will bend to our will.
     
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  11. Azira Arcane Patron

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    By the same virtue, this should apply to all Eans powers. I think you're gravely underestimating our avatar. They are powers bestowed upon Ean by the voices and increase with usage, especially in critical situations just like this one. I see no reason Ean would not be able to become the best telekineticist possible, if he focused enough on that.

    It just happens that Eans focus has been physical prowess so far.
     
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  12. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    Er, I don't think treave is just going to let us have one power that would make all (or most of) other obsolete. From what we have seen C means throwing energy bolts of some kind. Nothing there to indicate manipulation of light or matter. There might be other applications for this power, but I don't see them right now.
     
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  13. Esquilax Arcane

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    Aside from the flight aspect, which would require a serious level of investment, I don't really find it attractive. If we were to try and fly in space, we'd still need to have an ability to make sure we can survive at all in a space vacuum.* But that shouldn't be our concern, our concern should be "how are we going to survive tomorrow?" Let's worry about what happens thousands of years down the road when we get there.

    Also, I feel telepathy doesn't mesh with our character so well. When you're as strong as Ean, why bother lifting heavy shit with your mind when you can lift much heavier shit with your hands? It doesn't seem to be so useful in combat - pushing someone very slightly off-balance to create a perfect opening sounds really cool in a subtle way, but if our opponent is really fucking physically strong like this dude was, will it even work? And if he's not that physically strong, then we can kick his ass anyways.

    I do agree with you about the subtlety, but elemental manipulation doesn't need to just be lame shit like spamming fireballs. With a great deal of proficiency, we could manipulate gravitational fields. Being that we're in Egypt, I see a bunch of other uses. If we win this battle, we could flood the Nile to establish divine favour for our potential rule of the country. Some powers lend themselves more to subtlety than others (i.e. telekinesis, mind control, telepathy) but a lot of it has to do with how creative you are in how you use them. Likewise, if we set the tower ablaze with our minds just as the fire trap hits it, nobody will suspect that we're some sort of supernatural being.

    * I wonder, would our regeneration abilities (which are quite good) be enough to compensate for being in a vacuum?

    He is a better psychic than we are, he'll know where we are regardless of how much attention we draw to ourselves. We have to fight him and 8,000 men tomorrow - I'd say we definitely have his attention. We knew coming into this battle that it was going to be either us or them.

    That's not fair, I could say the same about A. We don't know whether we have to be in close proximity to rip one of the wheels off, whether our abilities will be strong enough to do it, etc.

    Meanwhile look at all the stuff we'll gain by learning Electromagnetic/Light Manipulation:

    * Levitation a la Magneto
    * We can use electric pulses to stimulate our nerves, enhancing our physical abilities further (power synergies are fucking awesome)
    * Invisibility. If we can get better at it, we can hide even a small army from someone to ambush them.
    * Lasers. Fucking lasers, bro. Lasers.

    Given what B and C have to offer, A just seems like the worst one for our character. I slightly prefer C, but then again perhaps I don't quite understand the nature of the power. Is this roughly what you were going for, treave?
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I'm just wondering what we have to do to get our regen skills up.
     
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  15. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Get beaten and dismembered a lot, I guess.
     
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  16. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    Again, where did this come from? C simply means we can summon energy bolts, probably in the form of high-energy radiation. So yeah, lasers. Nothing there about being able to manipulate said energy beyond that. Nothing about levitation (very useful even if we can't get into space, I think you'll agree), nothing abut electric pulses (B is closer to that if you want it), nothing about invisibility (unless you count blinding everybody as being invisible).

    Oh, and you want to talk sheer power? While all three scenarios would be really dangerous to us in a realistic setting, the worst offender must by A. Human body is mostly water. Water is not compressible. Can you imagine the energy needed to pull something like that? That's not a ball of meat there - that's a ball of high energy plasma. Realistically, we should be dead just from the heat that thing produces, and when we stop concentrating on it it should go off like a small nuke.

    Lucky this isn't a realistic setting, right?
     
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  17. m4davis Scholar

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    If thats right we are well on our way
     
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  18. m4davis Scholar

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    I'am not sure where the levitation comes in but the invisibility comes from bending light around us
     
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  19. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    A - Nothing says "I'm powerful" like crushing shit with your mind while flying.

    And, bros, don't pick b - lighting = electricity and he's holding on to us. We'll probably get a little fried too. Plus it's only useful outdoors.
     
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  20. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    But again, nothing in the description of the power implies that kind of control. That darkness power we passed on, that's control of light. This is freakin' laser beams.
     
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  21. Bloodshifter Educated

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    To quote treave
    right there Treave himself said it its similar to Energy Manipulation I know it might not be it exactly but still this skill is the best thing out of the three covers the largest field so to speak.
    :brodex:
     
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  22. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    Well that's... vague. All that has been shown of this power is the ability to create high energy radiation pulse. There might be other uses for this "energy manipulation" aspect of the power, but where did this somehow imply levitation, invisibility or electricity control?
     
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  23. Stygian Lurker Scholar

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  24. Bloodshifter Educated

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    Quite silly your energy "source" would have to be Positively charged and somehow force and keep the area of the blade negatively charged with it "arcing" following the path of least resistance not to mention that everyone will be able to see our "light saber" seeing as it reaching into the heavens Imagine Goku's Kamehameha except it points skyward fries everything around it and generally smells like "ozone"
     
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  25. Bloodshifter Educated

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    Energy comes in a various forms whether heat, light, or even movement we produce energy someone how can control this raw power can do ANY THING he damn well pleases electricity, plasma, radiation, kinetic force, temperature, brain signals also use a form of bio-electricity, and even light are all forms of energy no matter what form they take they already lost we would be near impossible.

    BUT

    as you might guess this would take massive investments and there is no telling what could happen should we attempt something that is out of our league or fail to properly gauge how much power we can store and drain and at what speeds *like a cable and battery* one shot may not break a force field but 100 or 1000 might. as with all our choices there are good and bad points
     
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