There should be an Effulgence thread

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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby DanielH » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:57 pm

Oh, actually turn yourself into that, not just incorporating them into a virtual reality? I think that, if you design the VR power well, that might come for free with the rest. Becoming that way outside a VR sounds like it would be at least a star.
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby Alicorn » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:11 pm

2. I like "burst" okay but I'm not sure they'll bother in continuity.

9. Sounds like a hex, maybe a star if it's really souped up.

10. I think I'd give you a subspace pocket for an evil if it was little. A portal bag or a spatially distorted bag would be cheaper.

11. Again, evil if it's little. DanielH is right if you want it big though.

12. Depends heavily on wish design, not enough information.

13. This just looks like three words?

15. It'll fork them if your world is Downsided or has most other kinds of afterlife, and if your subject didn't die in a way amenable to resuscitation it'll messily fork them with some fudging about the traits of their just-dead state. And it won't work if your world doesn't run on physicalism and this ritual fails to conjure up their soul. Otherwise I guess you could do it.

16. You could maybe do it if there is a clear, wish-investigable fact of the matter already established, but the wishes will not autorun hypothetical paths with the other person's mindstate to compare them.
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby DanielH » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:19 pm

I think 13 is asking how much it costs to make an illusion that includes all senses. We’ve seen cheap visual-only illusions with squares; how much is it if you want to make visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile illusions? I think that’s still a square or at most a hex.

And a question of my own: can you chain multiple wishes together with “and”s up to the power limits of a coin, or do they need to be related? For example, if I want to be able to both fly and speak German, can I do that with a single star (which is more than twice as powerful as a hexagon), since this can be accomplished with less than two hexagons?
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby Alicorn » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:57 pm

13. Gonna call it "probably a pentagon".

Flying and speaking German do not both go on a star alone unless you can relate them somehow, but you can load up a stack of only loosely related things on an evil (this happens in continuity when Bells stick on entire Standard Peal Powersets with evils to make sure they persist through torching.)
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby DanielH » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:07 pm

That was why I made my examples unrelated. A star is more powerful than two hexes, so I would expect it to be able to make you both fly and see through cloud at the same time, because those powers are obviously related.
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby Timepoof » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:07 am

8) Oops
12) Like having bars on the edges of your vision which are filled/emptied according to how hungry / tired / thirsty you are.
13) Yes that's what I meant, thanks DanielH for explaining.
17) How much to gather all the lost change of a single currency in one place?
18) How much to fix historical artifacts? (I was in a museum and I'm curious how much to make a certain statue have a head)
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby rockeye_stonetoe » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:50 am

I imagine 17 depends on how widely used the single currency is. Citywide, planetwide, galaxywide?
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby Timepoof » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:02 pm

17) Real world ex: Euros, Dollars, Rubles, Yen, Pounds
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby Alicorn » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:24 pm

12. If you can readily conceptualize that well enough for the wish to go off at all, hex.

17. Rockeye is correct, but the listed currencies can probably be found in nonzero amounts all over the world. The effect is pretty mundane and you have to operationalize "lost" yourself anyway, so I might let it squeak in at a hex, planet scale aside.

18. Assuming the statue is not magical, square.
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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

Postby Bluelantern » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:18 pm

him:
why is cam straight
he and a joker
would be the cutest thing
(cam's the straight one right?)
(or was it cym?)
Me:
cym
you may squee now.
him:
cam is the bi one?
Me:
yup
him:
SQUEE
Sorry for my bad english

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