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[Unichat log --]
(22:08)SonjaOfTheMoon: Well, this has all been very informative. I've definitely got a better handle on the game mechanics.
(22:08)metampsychotic: :)
(22:09)SonjaOfTheMoon: Could you explain that thing Alex did in our last test game, though? I'm still not sure I fully "get it".
(22:09)metampsychotic: sure!
(22:10)metampsychotic: so, basically, if you're under the effects of a confusion spell, any abilities you use get their targets scrambled
(22:10)SonjaOfTheMoon: I'm aware.
(22:10)metampsychotic: right, i know, just bear with me for a sec :)
(22:10)metampsychotic: the point is, it picks from all possible targets, not just ones you could actually target right now
(22:11)metampsychotic: that's... kind of an approximate answer, sorry
(22:11)metampsychotic: but basically, as long as it's the right kind of thing for the spell to target, confusion can hit it
(22:12)metampsychotic: erm, if the spell checks line of sight, so does confusion
(22:12)metampsychotic: the point is, it doesn't consider any OTHER targeting requirements!
(22:12)metampsychotic: so if ep casts confusion on himself, then recalls, the recall will probably hit a mixture of allies and enemies
(22:13)metampsychotic: which is... disruptive :)
(22:13)SonjaOfTheMoon: That clears that up. It sounds like it could backfire, though. What if the confusion scrambles all the recall targets to enemies?
(22:13)metampsychotic: it's considered a desperation move for a reason! we got lucky that game
(22:14)metampsychotic: any other questions?
(22:18)SonjaOfTheMoon: Why do you like me?
(22:19)metampsychotic: because you're a cool nerd friend <3
(22:20)SonjaOfTheMoon: Heh.
(22:21)SonjaOfTheMoon: I'm sorry I've been so distant recently. I've had a lot on my mind lately.
(22:22)metampsychotic: hehe! it's cool, dude, dw
(22:22)metampsychotic: we all have those moments, i get it
(22:22)metampsychotic: besides, my dad tried to take over the world once
(22:25)SonjaOfTheMoon: Uhm?
(22:25)metampsychotic: yeah, it's... been on my mind lately
(22:25)metampsychotic: pancake teamed up with your boss to stop him
(22:25)metampsychotic: not out of any particular concern for the well being of the world or whatever, they just wanted to take it over first
(22:26)metampsychotic: sorry for dumping this on you like that
(22:32)SonjaOfTheMoon: If it were anyone but you I'd assume you were making fun of me.
(22:32)metampsychotic: D:
(22:32)metampsychotic: sonja D:
(22:32)metampsychotic: of course not! i just wanted to tell someone, and you seemed like you'd believe me
(22:33)SonjaOfTheMoon: Fair enough. So I was right about Pan-
(22:33)SonjaOfTheMoon: Huh. I had a dream about this, actually.
(22:34)metampsychotic: my dad?!
(22:34)SonjaOfTheMoon: No, Pancake. I dreamed a weird alternate version of myself contacted me on Unichat to tell me... something about him.
(22:34)metampsychotic: huh!
(22:35)metampsychotic: does this other you happen to have a profile page?
(22:36)SonjaOfTheMoon: Oh my gods.
(22:36)metampsychotic: wooaaaaaaaaah
(22:37)metampsychotic: dude...
(22:37)SonjaOfTheMoon: THIS IS SO COOL!
(22:37)metampsychotic: ???
(22:38)SonjaOfTheMoon: Dude, meta, getting caught up in a world domination chess match would be, far and away, the most exciting thing that ever happened to me.
(22:39)metampsychotic: heh
(22:39)metampsychotic: that's the spirit :)
(22:41)metampsychotic: okay, well
(22:41)metampsychotic: it's definitely OITHEOI that's employing you?
(22:42)SonjaOfTheMoon: Yup.
(22:42)metampsychotic: okay, well, don't tell him anything, he's a bad guy
(22:43)metampsychotic: i can have my dad bring you up to speed when he's back from india :)
(22:44)metampsychotic: in the mean time... you should be getting ready for bed, yeah?
(22:45)SonjaOfTheMoon: I don't think I can sleep at a time like this!
(22:45)metampsychotic: D:
(22:46)metampsychotic: sorry :(
(22:46)SonjaOfTheMoon: Nononono, it's quite alright. I'm just extremely curious is all.
(22:46)SonjaOfTheMoon: Why didn't you tell me sooner, though? If Theo's a "bad guy" and all.
(22:47)metampsychotic: oh!
(22:47)metampsychotic: that one's simple. there are a lot of "Theo"'s out there :P
(22:47)metampsychotic: i didn't want to just ask for a username...
(22:48)metampsychotic: who knows what is kind of important, after all
(22:48)SonjaOfTheMoon: Fair 'nuff.
(22:49)SonjaOfTheMoon: Holy [censored], though. This is for real?
(22:50)metampsychotic: heh
(22:50)metampsychotic: i think you already had the impression that some big players were interested in you
(22:50)metampsychotic: i'm just confirming it!
(22:51)SonjaOfTheMoon: Yeah... Why me, though? I get Pancake wanting an AI, but why would Theo contact me in the first place?
(22:51)metampsychotic: i'm afraid i can't answer that one. there's some really weird math involved and it's a little beyond me
(22:51)metampsychotic: my dad can though :)
(22:52)SonjaOfTheMoon: Gosh, he needs to get here sooner!
(22:53)metampsychotic: hehe! just a couple days
(22:53)metampsychotic: he came out of retirement to do someone a favor in india
(22:54)metampsychotic: that's not exactly an easy place to travel from these days :P
(22:54)SonjaOfTheMoon: Ugrtgreytrh
(22:54)SonjaOfTheMoon: How many days?
(22:55)metampsychotic: should be the day after the end of asphodel, i think!
(22:56)SonjaOfTheMoon: Ah, right, we're still doing that.
(22:56)SonjaOfTheMoon: You think you're up for a 1v1? I need to clear my head after what you just told me :P
(22:56)metampsychotic: sure~!
[Unichat log --]
/message metampsychotic Hey, meta, Sonja's having a rough day... or week... or month, I'm not really sure. She still wants to chat with you about Hades' Realm, and anything you can do to cheer her up wouldn't go amiss.
System: Incoming private message from user metampsychotic:
(21:40)metampsychotic: i've got just the thing in mind :)
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[Unichat auxiliary records --]
Xenocartographer (Official Note): Those of you who have been reading between the lines about Theo's mission should be swearing at me right now. Though it'll all get [censored] anyway.
Seabiscuit: You're an evil, evil, evil mapmaker and you are getting FLICKEd like five times in the nose, mister!
The idea of Pancake and Theo teaming up only fuels the Pancake x Theo ship you burned... ;) edit delete reply
Arbiter: I kind of wonder how public the exploits of the Chess Club are. Clearly meta knows about what her dad was doing, and seems to have a pretty good idea about Panny and Theo too. She seems pretty cool with the fact that there are at least three people she knows about who are/were genuinely attempting world domination. You'd think that kind of thing would be more shocking, and if meta knows, who else knows?
I also wonder if we're ever going to learn what exactly the members of the Chess Club envision for the world. How much political control would they each want? How would they govern? Would they even actively govern, or would they be content to take up a figurehead position and reap the financial benefits of that? Do they support certain ideologies (ie. libertarianism, socialism, fascism, theocracy, etc.) or are they all just kind of in it for themselves? Would Vampire supply the world with state-sponsored waffles? edit delete reply
Dellis: No reason to give me MORE reasons to support Vampire.

Waffles? Y'all! We're surrendering! Conquer us! XD edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Haha, more exposition on the chess club will happen as soon as I can fit it in. Honestly, when I was plotting this story out, I never realized I'd have quite this many balls in the air. It's an interesting an experience, let me say that much. edit delete reply
Arbiter: Xeno, were you expecting the Conspiracy of Readers to be a thing when you started writing, or was that a consequence of our unexpected fourth wall meddling? I expect that that alone probably have added a good portion of the balls you've got in the air. edit delete reply
SansFinalGuardian: ... called it. if Theo wasn't on the same side as Pancake, Pancake wouldn't have given him the authcode for his own silentconspiracy. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Rasputin and Vampire getting so buddy-buddy with each other tends to force those two closer together than they'd be otherwise. Any yaoi vibes from this message may or may not be intentional. edit delete reply
Dellis: Iiii just realized something... Buuut it's too spoilery to write, and I don't want to spoil your experience, not even on the subforum with spoiler tags, since I know my fellow conspirators and we'd never resist checking the spoiler, so I'm just leaving this here so when the time comes I can reference this and prove that I had gotten the hints XD

And throw a DellisTilde (which is different from Xeno's official Tilde of Ambiguity, and roughly means "I got what you were implying but can't say") at Xeno, for a change ~ edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: Hehe, in regards to his author notes?
I getcha~~~~~~~~~ edit delete reply
Dellis: That's one of the things, but in particular when I wrote that post I was thinking about a line in the text that read in a broader context---

--Or maybe I'm just sorely mistaken xD But I'll tilde nonetheless! ~ edit delete reply