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Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:46 pm
by Kappa
IIRC (it's been a while) it's a magical aura passed on when you produce and combine gametes. Wishing the kid into existence would not bring the aura along.

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:08 pm
by MaggieoftheOwls
...so does that mean if you, uh, wished that the next time a mint jerked off the gametes would be teleported to your uterus...

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:10 pm
by DanielH
But Helen was an ingot. There was no combination of gametes there. Just Suddenly Pregnant

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:12 pm
by MaggieoftheOwls
Helen got her ingotry from the parent who carried her, though, not from the accidental gene donor.

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:42 pm
by Kappa
Yes. There was body continuity in Helen's case. There is not body continuity if you wish up a baby with no direct contact with either parent.

...yes, Maggie, technically if you use wishcoins to steal a mint's sperm and/or eggs you will receive the relevant benefits. But also recall that the mint in question has to be kind of ridiculously productive in order to have a high chance of producing an ingot.

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:31 am
by MaggieoftheOwls
So if you're unethical enough you use r-reproduction strategy to get ingot babies?

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:45 am
by DanielH
There are probably other ways to cheat the magic system. Ingots don’t automagically beat enchantment and you can wish yourslef an enchanter; they don’t automagically beat mutants and you can wish different DNA, etc.

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:50 am
by MaggieoftheOwls
Of course, you need interdimensional transit for those, and wishcoins don't do that. Not until you get to really fucking high levels, anyway.

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:53 am
by DanielH
Not even a ten can do interdimensional transit, but do wishcoins need an example to make somebody an enchanter? If you did all the theoretical genetics yourself to discover mutations I’m fairly sure you could apply them without ever leaving your dimension.

Re: Kaylin's Creations

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:11 am
by MaggieoftheOwls
A ten can do interdimensional transit; Juliet used one to send Glory Downside.