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Zpatula
 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 03:17 AM UTC (Read 2727 times)  
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Grenades in a Joker's backpack used to turn into Imp. Bombs overnight. Grenades on their bandoleers didn't change. Now my bandoleer is full of Imp. Bombs.

Bah! Cry


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 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 03:23 AM UTC  
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Have fun with all those cigs, req, charm, and death then! Smile
(Seriously, this might actually be more fun!)

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 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 04:54 AM UTC  
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For once CTP said something that didn't make me wriggle uncomfortably!

I think Jokers should always tend toward Improbability. That's the whole point of the race, right? And if the general consensus is that role-playing in such a way that brand new jokers have complete mastery over their powers should not be done, then they should also not be able to control whether grenades in the vicinity turn into Improbability Bombs.

After all, a bandolier sits just as close to the body as a backpack. Why should items in one be immune from latent Improbability but not items in the other?


 
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 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 04:59 AM UTC  
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For once CTP said something that didn't make me wriggle uncomfortably!

I think Jokers should always tend toward Improbability. That's the whole point of the race, right? And if the general consensus is that role-playing in such a way that brand new jokers have complete mastery over their powers should not be done, then they should also not be able to control whether grenades in the vicinity turn into Improbability Bombs.

After all, a bandolier sits just as close to the body as a backpack. Why should items in one be immune from latent Improbability but not items in the other?



I also think it would be great fun to have non-grenades transform into other things as well.


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 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 05:12 AM UTC  
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I also think it would be great fun to have non-grenades transform into other things as well.



I'm terrified, yet somehow fascinated, by the prospect of an Improbable Ration Pack and its possible effects.


 
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 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 05:29 AM UTC  
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I also think it would be great fun to have non-grenades transform into other things as well.



I'm terrified, yet somehow fascinated, by the prospect of an Improbable Ration Pack and its possible effects.



It could be awesome.

You eat the Rat Pack and grow an extra arm!


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 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 11:52 AM UTC  
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I also think it would be great fun to have non-grenades transform into other things as well.



I'm terrified, yet somehow fascinated, by the prospect of an Improbable Ration Pack and its possible effects.



It could be awesome.

You eat the Rat Pack and grow an extra arm!



You eat the Ration Pack and...oh...what's that? Pleugh! There was an electrically charged rodent packed in there!


 
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 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 05:20 PM UTC  
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I also think it would be great fun to have non-grenades transform into other things as well.



I'm terrified, yet somehow fascinated, by the prospect of an Improbable Ration Pack and its possible effects.



It could be awesome.

You eat the Rat Pack and grow an extra arm!



You eat the Ration Pack and...oh...what's that? Pleugh! There was an electrically charged rodent packed in there!



Must....not....click...link....things...to...do...today...


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 Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 07:18 PM UTC  
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You eat the Ration Pack and...oh...what's that? Pleugh! There was an electrically charged rodent packed in there!

Or perhaps it would be the vegetarian Boca Ration Burger.
(Tastes kinda like a Cuban sandwich, made with wabbit...)


 
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 Sunday, September 26 2010 @ 05:28 AM UTC  
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I also think it would be great fun to have non-grenades transform into other things as well.



I'm terrified, yet somehow fascinated, by the prospect of an Improbable Ration Pack and its possible effects.



Yes, because the *regular* Ration Packs aren't terrifying enough on their own. >_>


 
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 Sunday, September 26 2010 @ 05:46 AM UTC  
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I also think it would be great fun to have non-grenades transform into other things as well.



I'm terrified, yet somehow fascinated, by the prospect of an Improbable Ration Pack and its possible effects.



It could be awesome.

You eat the Rat Pack and grow an extra arm!



You eat the Ration Pack and...oh...what's that? Pleugh! There was an electrically charged rodent packed in there!



Must....not....click...link....things...to...do...today...



You know how dumb I am? I have caught myself 5 hours after I posted that, with 19 tabs open. 16 of them TvTropes, 3 of them YouTube videos linked from TvTropes. I did that to myself. I am not competent to handle such linkage.


 
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 Sunday, September 26 2010 @ 05:57 AM UTC  
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For once CTP said something that didn't make me wriggle uncomfortably!

I think Jokers should always tend toward Improbability. That's the whole point of the race, right? And if the general consensus is that role-playing in such a way that brand new jokers have complete mastery over their powers should not be done, then they should also not be able to control whether grenades in the vicinity turn into Improbability Bombs.

After all, a bandolier sits just as close to the body as a backpack. Why should items in one be immune from latent Improbability but not items in the other?


So, why not have other players grenades turn into improbability bombs if a joker is in the sleeping spot next to you?

Did I just suggest that? No, forget I said that, bad, bad, bad idea!


 
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 Sunday, September 26 2010 @ 03:51 PM UTC  
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why not have other players grenades turn into improbability bombs if a joker is in the sleeping spot next to you?



The radiative power decreases proportional to the square of the distance, so while a grenade two inches from the surface of the radiative body gets enough Improbability to transform it overnight, a grenade just 16 inches away would take three nights to get the same Improbability. And that's assuming that it is not meanwhile radiating away excess Improbability at a high enough rate to remain under the transformation threshold, which I imagine it would.


 
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 Sunday, September 26 2010 @ 09:07 PM UTC  
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The radiative power decreases proportional to the square of the distance


Sorry, but that's far too probable.


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 Sunday, September 26 2010 @ 09:16 PM UTC  
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The radiative power decreases proportional to the square of the distance


Sorry, but that's far too probable.



What's improbable is that distance increasing from two inches to sixteen inches leads to grenades taking three times as long to turn. Eight squared is Three? That sounds pretty damn improbable to me.


 
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 Sunday, September 26 2010 @ 09:58 PM UTC  


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The radiative power decreases proportional to the square of the distance


Sorry, but that's far too probable.



What's improbable is that distance increasing from two inches to sixteen inches leads to grenades taking three times as long to turn. Eight squared is Three? That sounds pretty damn improbable to me.



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 Sunday, September 26 2010 @ 10:55 PM UTC  
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As long as we're being picky, it's intensity that varies as the inverse square of distance, not power.

And what's the emissivity of the backpack as opposed to the bandolier?

For that matter, the conductivity and emissivity of an IB had better both be pretty damn small given that it never turns back into a regular grenade.

And have you considered tachyons?


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 Monday, September 27 2010 @ 03:50 AM UTC  
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OK, so my math was off, I admit. I had two women nagging at me to do housework and I had to get ready for work. Forgive me!


 
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 Monday, September 27 2010 @ 08:11 AM UTC  
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OK, so my math was off, I admit. I had two women nagging at me to do housework and I had to get ready for work. Forgive me!



So you were being nagged to do housework, you had to get ready for work, and what you were doing was posting here in the forums? I can relate to that entirely. You're totally forgiven.


 
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