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(22:08)SonjaOfTheMoon: Well, this has all been very informative. I've definitely got a better handle on the game mechanics.
(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".
(22:10)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
(22:21)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)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: 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.
(22:35)metampsychotic: does this other you happen to have a profile page?
(22:37)SonjaOfTheMoon: THIS IS SO COOL!
(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: that's the spirit :)
(22:41)metampsychotic: okay, well
(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!
(22:46)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: 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: 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: 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
/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.