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Myth: A New Age CYOA

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Fangshi, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Absinthe Prophet

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    In E we're trying to take her down with mental spells Nevill. Everything else is just a shitload of failsafes so that we're still okay if we fuck it up.
     
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  2. Nevill Arcane

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    I was semi-fine with it until we had Uttu target the sack on top of everything else. How do you even coordinate that if you have mere seconds to work with? :lol:

    After you stack a certain amount of failsafes on top of each other, they negate the 'safe' part.

    Would be funny to be hit by an arrow as some of us fly right into the sack. :D
     
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  3. Absinthe Prophet

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    "Mental. Strong Wind if thrown. Uttu, shoot thrown sack"

    That's all she needs to say.
     
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  4. archaen Arbiter Patron

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    Is that a flop if we get rid of Uttu firing the arrow?
     
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  5. Absinthe Prophet

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    Probably not.
     
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  6. asxetos Augur

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    Flopping to E. Seems like it can work.
     
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  7. Nevill Arcane

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    Nah, I still think we are risking everything for no good reason.

    No failsafes come free, and each of the options have its drawbacks. It's just the current choice feels like this:

    So many failsafes, indeed. If they won't work, surely is would be the fault of the dice. :lol:

    With Uttu, we are already looking at a difficult check. She is going to fire her arrow before Lyssa finishes her casting. If she misses and hits Lyssa, the casting is interrupted and we eat the sack. If she hits one of us, we loosen the grip on the doorway.

    Not like any of that could happen, right? :D
     
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  8. Absinthe Prophet

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    :lol: Nevill does not like failsafes.
     
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  9. Nevill Arcane

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    Nah, I love them. It's just some of them have more 'fail' than 'safe' in them.
     
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  10. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I'm not very involved with the DISCUSS! or the voting in this thread, but A seems like the smarter choice. Not sacrificing our party for jewgoldz.
     
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  11. Absinthe Prophet

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    I don't know man. For someone who likes failsafes, you seem awfully afraid of them.

    This is just bullshit. You make it sound like D would somehow be a safer option than E.
     
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  12. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    Their are not failsafe, they are dumb trying hoping for the best, an increased number of rolls doesn't grant success, looks more like hitting the wall with your head hoping that it nreacks before you do.
     
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  13. Jester Arbiter

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    Flop E.
    Scene will look like a circus and i like clowns.
     
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  14. archaen Arbiter Patron

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    Looks like we have a tie with all the regulars' votes in. I don't see anyone flopping either. I guess Fangshi gets a weeks vacation =).
     
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  15. GreyViper Erudite

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    E does seem to have more potential then others.
     
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  16. Absinthe Prophet

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    So, you are suggesting that D is somehow safer than E, because at least D has no backup plan to make sure everyone is alright. The reason that makes D better somehow is because these backup plans have a chance of failure.

    That... made zero sense.
     
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  17. Nevill Arcane

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    Anyone who thinks that running two failsafes simultaneously with Uttu shooting from behind your back when your plan hinges on casting a wind spell and the other members resisting its effects is deluding themselves. Uttu can atually make things worse if she misses, and it defeats the purpose of a failsafe to make the situation more dangerous.

    The dichotomy between D and E is non-existent, because no one is actually comparing them.

    The good thing is that it might work on a lucky day. If it does, I'll be happy. If it doesn't, I'll get to gloat. A win-win if there ever was one.
     
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  18. Absinthe Prophet

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    No, plan hinges on mental assault succeeding. Failing that, Uttu fires at the bag and Lyssa releases the Strong Wind. The odds of Uttu hitting someone in the back with her skill at the bow are minimal and even if that happens, the odds of that doing real damage when we have rings charged with heal spells are also minimal. On the other hand, if the bag is explosives, the frost arrow would render it inert. Fangshi, also, if it's wight bits, wouldn't it at least freeze the juices and condense some of the gas into liquid?

    The comparison between D and E is useful because your "failsafes bad" arguments act like we're somehow increasing the danger with these failsafes, when in truth it's more like the opposite.
     
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  19. Nevill Arcane

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    The odds strike again. :lol: What are the odds, by the way? Can I get a look at the mechanics? How do we evaluate them, I wonder?

    The shot is said to be difficult. That already means the probability of success is lower than that of a failure.

    What kind of explosive drips liquid? :D It was mentioned that wight pieces explode on impact, so the frost arrow will trigger the explosion just the same - if that's what is inside it.

    An arrow might kill people instantly on a bad roll, and it's not like we can heal freely if we are clinging to the doorway. The 'real damage' comes from Lyssa not being able to cast the spell if the arrow hits her - which also means a TPK, - or a member of our party that will be hit by the arrow releasing his grip on the doorway and flying right into the explosion/whatever it is inside the sack. Try to heal that 'minimal damage'. :lol:

    The whole plan is mind-boggingly ridiculous. Kz3r0 is right in that multiple 'failsafes' only increase the number of rolls that can fuck you over, especially if they crash into each other.

    My argument is that failsafes are good. It's just those things listed in the choice are not them.
     
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  20. Absinthe Prophet

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  21. Nevill Arcane

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    Yes, that's the question I asked myself.

    So, what are the odds, again? How good are they? Inquiring minds want to know. :lol:
     
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  22. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
    D>A

    Missed most of discuss, but that seems reasonable.
     
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  23. Fangshi Arcane

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    Possibly but in that case the shards of frozen liquid and the liquefied gases would still be quite dangerous if they hit you. The shards could embed themselves in the flesh and the liquids would 'burn' anything they come in contact with by virtue of being so cold. Now most of that would get blown right back in the ghôl's face so she would have to worry the most but if you get thrown into her it might also be a concern for your party members. Either way if it is wight bits in that sack the ghôl is going to have a rough time of things should it wind up headed in her direction.

    Current Tally:

    Kz3r0: A
    Nevill: A
    archaen: E
    Jester: E
    asxetos: E
    Azira: A
    Absinthe: E
    Zero Credibility: A
    Smashing Axe: E
    Baltika9: A
    GreyViper: E
    Grimgravy: D>A
    Kipeci: E


    A) 5 votes
    B)
    C)
    D) 1 vote
    E) 7 votes

    Post flop:

    A) 6 votes
    B)
    C)
    D)
    E) 7 votes

    So we have a tie. I am willing to give it a bit more time, say 24hrs or so.

    Alright, the tie is broken (guess I don't get that extra day off after all). E wins you will do that. Update should be out within fifteen hours or so.
     
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  24. Kipeci Magister

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    TiEbreaker, if only to see how horribly this mess of add-ons fails us. It won't be as good as Jing's love speech, but it already is pretty bad.
     
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  25. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    Good bye Derryth ó Foghladh :salute:, you will be missed, voting for continuing with Brigit.
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    Let's hope that the necklaces will save us somehow.
     
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