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Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:14 am
by DanielH
That is an interesting idea.

I thought of a different thing when the can’t-go-back-any-farther block was introduced: if I want to assassinate somebody with a goldmage, I can hire my own goldmage whose only job is to stop theirs from being able to do anything.

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:40 am
by Alicorn
Probably more efficient to hire your goldmage to go in paused and kill the bodyguard while they're not within close communicating distance of any other goldmages.

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:09 am
by DanielH
I knew that jumping backwards has a high cost no matter how short the jump, but I thought that coexistance could theoretically have an arbitrarily small cost for an arbitrarily small period of time coexisting.

My thought for making a jump backwards solely for the purpose of preventing others from doing so:

  1. Be near a clock of whatever sort you can use to know how far back in time to go, with space in front of you where nobody is standing.
  2. Take out a knife, hold it level with your eye, and then stab forward while noting the time.
  3. If nothing happened, walk to where you just stabbed, turn around, and jump back to right before you stabbed.
  4. If something did happen, it should be that your future self appeared right where you were stabbing, and is now dead of traumatic brain injury. Cost to you: less than a second of coexistence.

If pausing to kill the bodyguard (and presumably the target while you're at it) is cheaper, I'd be surprised (especially because you have to pause before being noticed). It certainly has a higher chance of working, though, as the target's bodyguard might catch and stop you without needing to go back in time to before this procedure.

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:29 am
by Alicorn
I regret writing this magic system.

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:48 pm
by DeAnno
Time travel is good at causing regret.

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:51 pm
by Thatwasademo
It's also good at uncausing regret, when you actually have access to it.

Well... less "good" and more "the only possible way to uncause anything".

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:35 pm
by Bluelantern
Alicorn wrote:I regret writing this magic system.

Daniel! You broke Alicorn! :/

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:15 pm
by Eva
Wow, Goldmage-setting-magic is nasty stuff. Then again, compared to the in-setting alternatives...

Overall, Goldmage is evil, you're evil, this is excellent, keep writing it.

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:55 pm
by anthusiasm
GOLDMAGE UPDATE WOOOOOOO!

I can't believe it's almost over though :(

(Also poor Wiar...)

Re: Goldmage

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:58 pm
by Aestrix
Poor everybody.