There is a streamlining: we strive for parody in each individual round. If the combination of powers makes for something too mind-blowing, we exaggerate a weakness as well. For example Lucifoul, who could see in to other dimensions, as well as the future, and use mind control, was insane/splintered. Or Hellaphant, who was tough, teleporting, flying, and clawed, received eye-sight issues from being part Death Mole. In general though things just get more ridiculous as they go along.ejbman wrote:Tends to be just the strengths, if prior years are any guage, but it is inconsistent.Non-Euclidean Geo. wrote:Quick question: Do the winners of each round take on the losers' strengths and weaknesses, or just the strengths?
I'd imagine the finalist, whoever comes out of the round, will be of average intelligence thanks to Minotaurd's essence. Though if Taurd goes on we might make him all moody over his ejection from Eden (getting smart) a la Flowers for Algernon.
Scarho'tep is far and away the smallest of the competitors, so I'd afford him some exaggerated maneuverability (with the magical 6 wings conceit). He's not exactly dancing through the air though - having the locomotion of a helicopter (which I compare him to), it bears mention that helicopters are kind of slow. Also, like anything else, they go down when struck by a missile.tbaker2500 wrote:Listen- you can't have it both ways. Either Scar is very maneuverable and can dodge missiles at will (he's been compared to trying to hit a mosquito), OR he is a 700lb monster.ejbman wrote:Thus, I refer to extra dust devil power - in addition to the normal jet-like thrust keeping 700lb beast effortlessly in the air - in thwarting missle exhaust and trajectory, especially when dealing with them at their source.
Scarho'tep jumped from last to first in just a couple days - craziness. The podcast talkers trended Stego, I'm still pulling for Taurd - whoda'thunkit?