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Old 01-07-2018, 08:02 PM
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I'll take the Foot.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:11 PM
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I'll take the mushroom.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:39 PM
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Not the best use of an Associate, I guess.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:30 PM
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I already sent Kalir my transmute choice. I'd encourage everyone else to do the same, unless they think Mogri's gathering choice might impact their decision.

(And Mogri should probably do both at once.)
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:33 AM
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He did just that, electing to take the fern.

I think at this point, aturtledoesbite can make their sale (followed by their purchase) without further issue. dtsund still has to tell me what they're transmuting, but that shouldn't be of any consequence.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:41 AM
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I'm going to sell him an insanity potion, giving my Turtle-Brand Exact-Match Guarantee and getting four gold.

After that, I'm buying the Printing Press for 2 gold thanks to my Discount Card.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:27 PM
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Course, it helps to have the chops to back up that kind of braggado--



...Oh. Carry on, then. Ottfried the Heron pays you the full 4 gold for your insanity potion and runs off to go get completely bonkers with a battleaxe. (JBear could Periscope this but something tells me he won't.)

Also yeah you buy the Printing Press at half price because you're a VIP.



But really, who cares about money? Fame is where it's at, and it's time to get some of that with some publications!

dtsund, then JBear, then Mogri will each declare one theory by assigning one of the alchemicals to the ingredient they think matches it, and privately submit to me either a starred or unstarred seal to place on it. They will also pay 1 gold and get 1 reputation, unless they are going to endorse someone else for some stupid reason.

I mean, you COULD chicken out and save your dosh if you're not feeling that confident yet. Just saying.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:28 PM
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dtsund?

You there?
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:20 PM
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In the interest of speeding things along, I'll post what dtsund sent to me on IRC for his actions.

Long story short: he's publishing his theory on the properties of the crow's foot! In particular, he's claiming that it's the universal positive (O+), bearing properties of health, speed, and wisdom.

This costs him 1 gold and gains him 1 reputation, temporarily putting him in the lead there.

Let's see what JBear and Mogri respond with.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:37 PM
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Let's see what JBear and Mogri respond with.
I respond with skepticism! I thought that this journal was reputable. I guess they'll let any riff-raff get published these days? Anyway, while he may have his theories, I bring you only the cold hard facts, and thus present my paper for peer review:

A Qualitative Study on the Effects of Mandrake Root on the human body: A Fast-Acting Poison Causing Temporary Insanity.

Also, have you looked at the damn thing? It's frickin' screaming! Bad trip, man.

(Read: I am publishing that Mandrake Root is B-, if I have your notation correct, which is to say a large blue negative, a small red negative, and a small green positive. Seal PM incoming.)
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:03 AM
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You have sealed your own doom, for behold! The theory to trump all theories!

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On the Practical Application of Scorpions

Grind up a scorpion into your coffee each morning. The scorpion's health benefits are well-known, the coffee will counteract the sluggishness normally caused by the scorpion, and, most notably, the concoction will improve your cognitive function.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:17 AM
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I'm going to hold off on my student testing until I get confirmation from Kalir that all seals have been submitted. I don't want any of you posers certifying your papers late.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:21 AM
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Sure, here you go.



Note how everyone except aturtledoesbite has gained 1 point of reputation. As that gets higher, your expectations will also be higher, so DON'T MESS UP.

But don't let that stop you from testing potions. JBear, feel free to start us off with your student test and what you intend to Periscope.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:58 AM
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dt will be up first after my student test, and I'll Periscope any non-neutral result that he gets. Otherwise, I'll wait and Periscope Mogri's result. PM incoming.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:18 AM
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The new batch of students don't charge you gold to test the theories, largely because they didn't hear about what happened to the last class.



Maybe if they had paid attention, the insanity potion wouldn't have driven that poor kid to set their legs on fire in order to win an argument. Oh well, they'll live.

Hey, what happens if you guys drink them for a change? Maybe SOMETHING will.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:38 AM
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Hey! Something happened.

First, dtsund makes a brilliant discovery. That brilliant discovery has to wait for a short time while he meticulously removes anything purple from his home and places it in the street. Purple is the color of curses, you know.



Then he can properly write down the results of his insanity potion while everyone else just shakes his head at the absolute mess on the street, which just so happens to be solely composed of the watchman's least favorite color. dtsund loses 1 reputation on account of the debacle.

At least that provides ample distraction for JBear to use his Periscope? I guess? But wow, they got to the scene awfully quickly.



Must be that speed potion they drank!

But what's Mogri doing while all of this is going down? Something interesting, I expect!



Oh come on, we've already seen a speed potion this turn, ya poser!

I'll update some stuff on my end while you take notes, then do the end of turn stuff so we can move on to round 3.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:06 PM
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Right, end of turn! Let's go through the list. First, the Top Alchemist Award goes to the player with the most seals on the theory board, which in this case is "not aturtledoesbite". Ergo, everyone except them gains 1 reputation.



Yeah, like that.

Nobody had unused cubes and nobody drank poison, so those phases are easy.



We get our new adventurer in, Agent Esgarrouth. As before, they're looking for potions of speed, wisdom, and poison. But Agent Esgarrouth's arrival brings not just news of a new adventurer for next turn...



But our first conference! This is the place for alchemists of all kinds to get together and discuss the latest discoveries in the field. And by that I mean it's a total bragfest. If you're a published alchemist with at least 1 seal on the board at the end of the turn, great, you'll be the talk of the town and gain 1 reputation. If not, then you will instead lose 1 reputation like the nobody you are.

But hey, even if you don't have seals on the board (or have them debunked) it's not all bad news! More people in town means the shopkeeper will have a good chance to renew his stock, so at the end of this round, you guys will have access to the tier 2 artifacts! They're listed in the spoilerpop, and while they don't provide constant passive boosts like the tier 1 artifacts, they do give a quick shot of usefulness as soon as you buy them up.

  • Amulet of Rhetoric: Costs 4 gold. Immediately gain 5 reputation.
  • Hypnotic Amulet: Costs 3 gold, awards 1 victory point. Immediately draws 4 Favor cards.
  • Silver Chalice: Costs 4 gold, awards 6 victory points.




After this turn, you can expect to see Jed Bannister of the Grim Countenance in town. He hails from a cold distant land, where assassinations and poisonings are practically a way of life. Psh, politics, am I right? Anyway, he's looking for potions of paralysis, insanity, and health.



I'll post after this with player states and send PMs to everyone to confirm their hands, but feel free to start mulling over your turn order now. dtsund declares first, followed by JBear, Mogri, and aturtledoesbite. And as before, you have 4 actions to work with.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:10 PM
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Player summaries:

Mogri:
  • Ingredients: 1
  • Favors: 3
  • Gold: 1
  • Reputation: 12
  • Seals: 10
  • Grants: 0
  • Potions Discovered: speed, wisdom, neutral

aturtledoesbite:
  • Ingredients: 2
  • Favors: 1
  • Gold: 2
  • Discount Card: Awards 1 victory point. Artifacts cost 1 gold less.
  • Printing Press: Awards 2 victory points. You do not pay 1 gold to the bank when you publish or endorse a theory.
  • Reputation: 10
  • Seals: 11
  • Grants: 0
  • Potions Discovered: insanity

dtsund:
  • Ingredients: 3
  • Favors: 1
  • Gold: 1
  • Reputation: 11
  • Seals: 10
  • Grants: 0
  • Potions Discovered: health, insanity, neutral

JBear:
  • Ingredients: 0
  • Favors: 0
  • Gold: 0
  • Periscope: Awards 1 victory point. Immediately after a colleague sells or tests a potion, you may look at one of the ingredients. Choose randomly. Limit once per round.
  • Reputation: 12
  • Seals: 10
  • Grants: 0
  • Potions Discovered: speed, insanity, neutral
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:21 PM
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Put me down for two ingredients and a favor, please.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:16 PM
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*JBear starts to climb into bed for a long nap and finds someone else already sleeping there*

Ugh, fiiiiine, I guess I'll get up a bit earlier and settle for 3 ingredients.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:41 AM
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I'll take all the ingredients I can get.

That's two, apparently.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:52 AM
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Also I finally got around to making a champagne room for the game, 2/6 rounds in. PM me if you want in.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:06 PM
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I guess I'll take the 1/1 slot then.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:31 PM
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Okay. So turn order is Mogri, aturtledoesbite, JBear, and dtsund. Start placing those 4 actions, dtsund!
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:23 PM
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I will gather ingredients, sell a potion, and drink a potion.

Oh, and publish another theory. My Assistant's working overtime.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:50 PM
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I will Gather Ingredients, Sell a Potion, and Publish.
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:03 AM
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Gonna Gather, then Transmute, then Publish, then Student Test
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:50 AM
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I'll Gather, Publish, and Publish.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:59 AM
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Publish, and Publish.
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!!!

*JBear waves his science cane angrily*
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:03 AM
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You should probably just specify your Gather now? I think that's what's next.
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