|Sizemore is in a tunnel, reading a book (presumably his eyebook). It throws a bright light on his face, setting his features in stark relief. Behind him is a stone wall, lit brightly behind him with rings of color from the gradually decreasing illumination: white near the center, then yellow, orange, and brown, and finally fading to black.|||
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|A view of a right-hand page of Parson's Klog. It is mostly standard text, with one section set apart in a grey box.|||
This started with talking to Sizemore. He told me that Casters are Commanders, and can lead stacks, but they almost never do. Casters are too rare and valuable to risk, and they give no leadership bonus to the stack anyway. Only Warlords have leadership.
Makes sense. Except for certain exceptions. Like, say... the bonus those golems get if they're led by a Dirtamancer. Or the huge one to Uncroaked units being led by a Croakamancer(!). I need Wanda back, hard. Like half our troops are Uncroaked. So I talked to Maggie about it.
Maggie's a whole nother story. Can't get into it... I need her, too.
Maggie and I started talking Thinkamancy. Learned a lot. Incredibly useful, incredibly scary magic. We got into spells, communications, suggestions... and then she mentions "Natural Thinkamancy." Innate magic. Like how some units fly and some dig... that's "Natural Magic." When scouting units send back intel, that's Natural Thinkamancy.
So WTB? She's saying Rulers are the only ones in the world with free will? I can't believe that. Am I just trying to win this war for Stanley? Thought I was just trying to survive it. What am I doing?
As bad as things get, I've been telling myself, "at least I got my wish, I'm running a game for real now." But maybe I had more freedom working at Kinkos than I do now. How depressing would that be?Okay, I can't handle the reality question and the free will question at the same time. I gotta give Sizemore his orders.