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Sagely Advice / Re: Cobb Test
« Last post by valadaar on Today at 03:05:11 PM »
Not sure knicknacks and totems can totally be avoided.

You carry a phylactery which only you can open(true end to end encryption, infinitely strong password, Cosmic Era Handwavium), and inside is a phrase only you would know.

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Sagely Advice / Cobb Test
« Last post by Scrasamax on Today at 08:54:11 AM »
The Turing test is the name given to the test that determines if a machine is actually sentient or just really clever at looking like it is.

The Cobb test is the name given to the test that a person does to determine if they are indeed in reality, or if they are in a simulation. Following the Maia experiment and Project Infinity, the fear of becoming lost in a simulation, or being placed in a simulation against your will or without your knowledge, is a serious concern.

Pinch me, I must be dreaming - would be the dream version of the Cobb test. This wouldn't work in the majority of immersive simluations since pain sensations are just another feedback loop and aren't going to kick you out of the simulation.

So, what is the Cobb test?

I don't want to have everyone in the CogNet toting around a pocket full of knickknacks and totems to see if they are in reality or a dream.

Thoughts, suggestions?
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Sagely Advice / Re: Magic Hating Knights
« Last post by EchoMirage on Today at 08:23:16 AM »
Baron is in fact an impostor, and wants to weaken the Barony by removing its magic users so that an invasion is easier.
Baron is an uneducated oaf, and hates the knowledgeable wizards for their erudition (they may have been a little pompous and aloof about it, and insulted him for being an uneducated simpleton).
Baron is a man-eating demon in disguise. Magic users are especially tasty.
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News and Announcements / Re: Silly Exaggeration
« Last post by Kitisarke on Yesterday at 10:11:39 PM »
I'm looking for Silly Exaggeration.
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I like to enter this guild as well.
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Sagely Advice / Re: Magic Hating Knights
« Last post by Strolen on Yesterday at 06:30:06 PM »
The Baron is a magic user and looking to remove dangers to his power grab.
Magic is rare and misunderstood. Baron fears the power.
Inept mage caused damage or death to his family or his city. Too dangerous to have magic.
Mages hold the wealth. Destroying the mages for whatever reason gives the Baron keys to untold wealth.
Mages are starting to define the law through their power. More people are going to mages for their wisdom and decisions on conflicts undermining the Baron's rule. Dilution of power.
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Epub / Excursions 5 New Topic
« Last post by Mageek on November 21, 2017, 11:18:57 PM »
It sounds like everyone is down for "day you die". Do we need an official vote?
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Epub / Excursions 5 New Topic
« Last post by Mageek on November 19, 2017, 03:31:13 PM »
FWIW I am all for Day you Die.
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Epub / Excursions 5 New Topic
« Last post by axlerowes on November 19, 2017, 12:08:46 PM »
any suggestions for topic/theme
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel Epub / Excursions 5 New Topic
« Last post by axlerowes on November 18, 2017, 08:03:17 PM »
Yeah, if we go with the "Day You Die"  (or however we finally phrase it) it will be very interesting to see each author's interpetation of that prompt.   
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