Difference between revisions of "Research:Tricks"

Convoking bonus vs. number of stages

What's meant by "maximum" here is that trying to convince the trick it has more stages than the maximum will result in this message:

`Sometrick tells you: I don't know about me, dear, but you surely can't handle all that.`

This does not use any gp, unlike a normal failure.

(Only the "convince <trick> it has <number> stages" step was tested.)

With convoking bonus of:

• 101: maximum of 3 stages
• 134: maximum of 3 stages--may not be able to actually attain 3, but can attain 2 easily
• 151: maximum of 3 stages--may not be able to actually attain 3, but can attain 2 easily
• 184: maximum of 3 stages, and can attain 3 easily
• 202: maximum of 3 stages
• 215: maximum of 3 stages

Trick info per stage

I made a simple one easy stage trick.

```sb
c Testing Easy
Queued command: sb

Queued command: c Testing Easy

Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 415(415)  Xp: 228963  Burden: 29%
stop
sb
You prepare to cast Testing Easy.
Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: sb

You hastily release the spell.
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 379(415)  Xp: 229569  Burden: 29%

[...]

c Testing Easy
stop
tha
You prepare to cast Testing Easy.

Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: tha

You hastily release the spell.
The background magic level in this area appears to be normal.
```

Gp used was 37 + 4 = 40.

Through lots adding/removing of other spells and squints (takes 4 head space) I obtained a size for 1 easy stage of 2.

As expected for such low size it doesn't make any thaum when cast.

Holding a charged Klein bottles to get int bonuses allows you to increase your head space which can be handy.

--Frazyl 06:53, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Then I made a two easy stages trick.

```sb
c Testing Two Easy
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 423(423)  Xp: 260462  Burden: 30%

Queued command: c Testing Two Easy

You prepare to cast Testing Two Easy.
stop
sb
Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: sb

You hastily release the spell.
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 371(423)  Xp: 261371  Burden: 30%
tha
The background magic level in this area appears to be normal.

c Testing Two Easy
stop
tha
You prepare to cast Testing Two Easy.

Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: tha

You hastily release the spell.
The background magic level in this area appears to be normal.

c Testing Two Easy
stop
sb
You prepare to cast Testing Two Easy.

Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: sb

You hastily release the spell.
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 367(423)  Xp: 264245  Burden: 30%
```

Gp used was 423 - 371 + 8 = 60 or on the second run 423 - 367 + 4 = 60. This seems to suggest that there is a base cost of 20 gp plus 20 gp per easy stage.

A total of 4 of mind space works after verification.

It didn't produce any thaums, so it must be doing floor(4 / 5) = 0.

--Frazyl 07:47, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Then I made a three easy stages trick.

```sb
c Testing Three Easy
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 423(423)  Xp: 283390  Burden: 30%

Queued command: c Testing Three Easy

You prepare to cast Testing Three Easy.
stop
sb
Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: sb

You hastily release the spell.
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 351(423)  Xp: 284599  Burden: 30%

c Testing Three Easy
stop
tha
You prepare to cast Testing Three Easy.

Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: tha

You hastily release the spell.
The background magic level appears to be one thaum above normal.
```

Gp used was 423 - 351 + 8 = 80. So 20 gp + 20 x 3 stages = 80 works.

A total of 6 of mind space works after verification.

It produced a thaum, which works with floor(6 / 5) = 1.

--Frazyl 08:39, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Then I made a one average stage trick.

```sb
c Testing Average
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 423(423)  Xp: 293697  Burden: 30%

Queued command: c Testing Average
stop
sb
You prepare to cast Testing Average.
Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: sb

You hastily release the spell.
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 387(423)  Xp: 294303  Burden: 30%

c Testing Average
stop
tha
You prepare to cast Testing Average.

Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: tha

You hastily release the spell.
The background magic level appears to be one thaum above normal.
```

Gp used was 423 - 387 + 4 = 40 gp.

A total of 6 of mind space works after verification.

--Frazyl 08:55, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Then I made a one difficult stage trick.

```sb
c Testing Difficult
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 423(423)  Xp: 305614  Burden: 30%

Queued command: c Testing Difficult

You prepare to cast Testing Difficult.
stop
sb
Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: sb

You hastily release the spell.
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 387(423)  Xp: 306220  Burden: 30%

c Testing Difficult
stop
tha
You prepare to cast Testing Difficult.

Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: tha

You hastily release the spell.
The background magic level appears to be two thaums above normal.
```

Gp used was 423 - 387 + 4 = 40 gp.

A total of 12 of mind space works after verification.

It produced 2 thaums, which works with floor(12 / 5) = 2.

--Frazyl 09:12, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Then I made a one impossible stage trick.

```sb
c Testing Impossible
Queued command: sb

Queued command: c Testing Impossible

Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 423(423)  Xp: 314488  Burden: 30%
You prepare to cast Testing Impossible.
stop
sb
Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: sb

You hastily release the spell.
Hp: 2258(2258)  Gp: 387(423)  Xp: 314716  Burden: 30%

c Testing Impossible
stop
tha
You prepare to cast Testing Impossible.

Removed queue.
You are not fighting anyone.
Okay.

Queued command: tha

You hastily release the spell.