The Return of Talking Time

Go Back   The Return of Talking Time > Talking about media > Talking about meatspace games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #151  
Old 01-18-2018, 03:13 PM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default

End of round stuff, here we go.

Due to the onslaught of accurate debunkings, the new Top Alchemist is presently dtsund, and as such he gains 1 further point of reputation.



Like so.

dtsund and Mogri each had an unused cube, but one on its own doesn't mean anything.



As mentioned earlier, we have Slim the Sorcerer in, looking for potions of poison, paralysis and wisdom.



We're also at our second conference, which means both more strenuous requirements for seals on the theory board (at least 2 to avoid losing rep) and that unless someone buys it this turn, the Silver Chalice will be replaced with the following artifacts for the final round.

  • Altar of Gold: Costs 1 gold. Immediately pay 1 to 8 gold to gain that many points of reputation.
  • Crystal Cabinet: Costs 5 gold, awards 2 victory points per artifact you own (including itself).
  • Magic Mirror: Costs 4 gold, awards 1 victory point for every 5 reputation points you have at the end of the final round.




The Royal Guard wishes to issue a warning to the populace that a nefarious criminal widely known as The Shady Character has been spotted approaching the kingdom. Due to the nature of his various crimes, which range in severity but almost always include smuggling and murders, Royal Intelligence has reason to believe he is attempting to resupply on potions of insanity, poison, and paralysis. Alchemists should under no circumstances attempt to engage in dealings with The Shady Character, and should instead report him to the authorities. (Your reward is the knowledge that you have made the kingdom a safer place.)



Expect the post about player states after this, as well as your PMs with refreshers on your hidden info. We're back to the order from turn 1, with Mogri placing turn order first, then aturtledoesbite, dtsund, and JBear.
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 01-18-2018, 03:18 PM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default

Player summaries:

Mogri:
  • Ingredients: 4
  • Favors: 3
  • Gold: 0
  • Reputation: 9
  • Seals: 8
  • Grants: 1
  • Potions Discovered: speed, wisdom, neutral

aturtledoesbite:
  • Ingredients: 2
  • Favors: 1
  • Gold: 1
  • 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.
  • Amulet of Rhetoric: Firmly establishes mastery of rap battles. Has no further ingame effect.
  • Reputation: 8
  • Seals: 9
  • Grants: 0
  • Potions Discovered: paralysis, insanity

dtsund:
  • Ingredients: 5
  • Favors: 0
  • Gold: 1
  • Reputation: 16
  • Seals: 8
  • Grants: 1
  • Potions Discovered: health, poison, wisdom, insanity, neutral

JBear:
  • Ingredients: 2
  • Favors: 4
  • Gold: 3
  • 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.
  • Hypnotic Amulet: Awards 1 victory point.
  • Reputation: 17
  • Seals: 8
  • Grants: 1
  • Potions Discovered: speed, wisdom, insanity, neutral
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 01-18-2018, 05:22 PM
Mogri's Avatar
Mogri Mogri is offline
Yes, let's feast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Pronouns: he
Posts: 15,588
Default

In situations like this, I get by with a little help from my friends. Two of them, in fact.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 01-18-2018, 05:33 PM
aturtledoesbite's Avatar
aturtledoesbite aturtledoesbite is offline
earthquake ace
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Pronouns: Any
Posts: 16,984
Default

I'll grab that center 1/1 slot.
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 01-18-2018, 06:04 PM
dtsund's Avatar
dtsund dtsund is offline
Set phasers to hug
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 5,096
Default

I don't need help from nobody. Two ingredients, please.
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 01-18-2018, 06:24 PM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is offline
Phantastic Oil
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 12,641
Default

Well, we've all seen what happens when I don't care of myself, so I'm going to get to bed nice and early tonight and get up bright and early tomorrow! Besides, you know what they say: the early bird gets the wormwood! (I'll take one ingredient.) No more typos here!
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 01-18-2018, 07:36 PM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default

Hey, guess who drew the Herbalist?



It's aturtledoesbite. They did.

Anyway, looks like the turn order this turn goes JBear, dtsund, aturtledoesbite, and Mogri. Post your 4 actions in not-that-order, will ya?
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 01-18-2018, 08:36 PM
Mogri's Avatar
Mogri Mogri is offline
Yes, let's feast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Pronouns: he
Posts: 15,588
Default

I'll gather, transmute, sell.
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 01-18-2018, 08:39 PM
aturtledoesbite's Avatar
aturtledoesbite aturtledoesbite is offline
earthquake ace
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Pronouns: Any
Posts: 16,984
Default

Let's go with...

Sell, Debunk, Publish
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 01-18-2018, 09:44 PM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is offline
Phantastic Oil
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 12,641
Default

As I get up early to greet the sunrise and wait to decide what to do with my day, soaking in the ambiance... I notice that there are literal pigs flying in the middle of this game board. Just thought I'd helpfully point that out.
Reply With Quote
  #161  
Old 01-18-2018, 10:13 PM
dtsund's Avatar
dtsund dtsund is offline
Set phasers to hug
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 5,096
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aturtledoesbite View Post
Sell, Debunk, Publish
This is a good set of actions right here, so let's have someone reputable (i.e., me) do them as well.
Reply With Quote
  #162  
Old 01-18-2018, 10:27 PM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JBear View Post
As I get up early to greet the sunrise and wait to decide what to do with my day, soaking in the ambiance... I notice that there are literal pigs flying in the middle of this game board. Just thought I'd helpfully point that out.
The instruction manual indicates that this is the reason animal testing isn't allowed in the kingdom anymore. Flying pig outbreaks have some issues.
Reply With Quote
  #163  
Old 01-18-2018, 10:37 PM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is offline
Phantastic Oil
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 12,641
Default

I'm going to Transmute, Buy an Artifact, Debunk, Debunk (not a typo; doing this twice), and have my Assistant go Publish a paper for me while I'm busy exposing all of you fraudsters.
Reply With Quote
  #164  
Old 01-18-2018, 10:53 PM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default



Looks like we're not done with the shocking revelations just yet, are we? Mogri, choose your ingredient, you and JBear choose what to transmute, and everyone not named JBear, choose your discounts. (Bear in mind that dtsund has one bonus level of discount for free due to his rep, so he'll be hard to shake out of first sale.)
Reply With Quote
  #165  
Old 01-19-2018, 06:42 AM
Mogri's Avatar
Mogri Mogri is offline
Yes, let's feast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Pronouns: he
Posts: 15,588
Default

I will grab one of those ferns I've heard so much about. Then I will Super Transmute!!

Reply With Quote
  #166  
Old 01-19-2018, 07:22 AM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is offline
Phantastic Oil
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 12,641
Default



I'm seeing double! Four Sages!
Reply With Quote
  #167  
Old 01-19-2018, 09:37 AM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default

Yeah, sure guys, you can both have an extra gold on your transmutes.

Anyway we still need a discount card from Mogri before we can begin selling.
Reply With Quote
  #168  
Old 01-19-2018, 10:32 AM
Mogri's Avatar
Mogri Mogri is offline
Yes, let's feast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Pronouns: he
Posts: 15,588
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalir View Post
Anyway we still need a discount card from Mogri before we can begin selling.
I do not know what you mean by this
Reply With Quote
  #169  
Old 01-19-2018, 10:34 AM
aturtledoesbite's Avatar
aturtledoesbite aturtledoesbite is offline
earthquake ace
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Pronouns: Any
Posts: 16,984
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mogri View Post
I do not know what you mean by this
About halfway through this post.
Reply With Quote
  #170  
Old 01-19-2018, 10:45 AM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is offline
Phantastic Oil
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 12,641
Default

TLDR: You're each simultaneously choosing a level of discount to offer in secret (with a ceiling of whatever you're planning to charge - 1), and the larger discounts go first. Token order breaks ties, and dt gets a bonus +1 happy face because of his reputation. Order matters, because as each of you sells, you occupy a potion slot, and the buyer will no longer want that potion.
Reply With Quote
  #171  
Old 01-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Mogri's Avatar
Mogri Mogri is offline
Yes, let's feast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Pronouns: he
Posts: 15,588
Default

Oh right. I did know that.
Reply With Quote
  #172  
Old 01-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default



Looks like no deals for Slim today.

dtsund, you're up first. What are you selling and how confident are you?
Reply With Quote
  #173  
Old 01-19-2018, 11:32 AM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is offline
Phantastic Oil
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 12,641
Default

Look at all these cheapskates. You'll never grow your customer base that way!

Have any of you considered offering the JBear seal of approval? There are franchising opportunities!
Reply With Quote
  #174  
Old 01-19-2018, 12:22 PM
dtsund's Avatar
dtsund dtsund is offline
Set phasers to hug
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 5,096
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JBear View Post
Look at all these cheapskates. You'll never grow your customer base that way!

Have any of you considered offering the JBear seal of approval? There are franchising opportunities!
You pay for quality*. If you want a guaranteed, bona-fide, absolutely 100% sure to bring death to your enemies potion of Poison, you gotta be prepared to pay a premium.

Those other two guys? They don't know their poisons at all. Mogri couldn't brew a decent antidote to save someone else's life, and aturtledoesbite actually thought mandrake root was poisonous. But at least they'll give you your money back after invigorating your enemies.
Reply With Quote
  #175  
Old 01-19-2018, 12:40 PM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default

dtsund sure knows his poisons.



4 gold for you, and let's see what aturtledoesbite's gonna try to sell next.
Reply With Quote
  #176  
Old 01-19-2018, 12:56 PM
aturtledoesbite's Avatar
aturtledoesbite aturtledoesbite is offline
earthquake ace
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Pronouns: Any
Posts: 16,984
Default

Well, y'see! I've got this excellent wisdom potion here which is sure to reduce the miscast of all your 9th-level spells by at least 30%!

...Probably. Maybe.

Look it's fine, it's fine. Whatever it is, I guarantee no harm will come to you.
Reply With Quote
  #177  
Old 01-19-2018, 12:59 PM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default

So guaranteeing at the very least a neutral potion, and at best a wisdom potion...



And hey, you made one! Good for you. Have 2 gold.

Mogri, you're up next. Think you can sell Slim a paralysis potion?
Reply With Quote
  #178  
Old 01-19-2018, 01:03 PM
JBear's Avatar
JBear JBear is offline
Phantastic Oil
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 12,641
Default

Hey, that's a real purty wisdom potion you got there! I didn't think you had it in you! You mind if I take a quick look at that? No, of course you don't...

(Using my Periscope.)
Reply With Quote
  #179  
Old 01-19-2018, 02:04 PM
Mogri's Avatar
Mogri Mogri is offline
Yes, let's feast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Pronouns: he
Posts: 15,588
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalir View Post
Mogri, you're up next. Think you can sell Slim a paralysis potion?
Yes. Although such a foul concoction has never been mixed in my atelier, I am confident enough in my skills as an alchemist to offer a full refund if I am unable to mix something up that will freeze you in your tracks.
Reply With Quote
  #180  
Old 01-19-2018, 02:25 PM
Kalir's Avatar
Kalir Kalir is offline
I have a Plan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 6,870
Default



Additionally, he's going to use his Barmaid favor to put a bit of one of the more anesthetic house specials in the drink.



This makes for not just an exact match, but a paralysis potion strong enough to be used for surgery! Have 4 gold and a boost to reputation, Mogri!

JBEAR ARE YOU GONNA BUY THE SHINY GOBLET
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
academy award , alchemists , alchemy , mad science

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Your posts İyou, 2007