MidKnight stands before the gates of the almost complete Tower of the Sword looking for someone evil to pound around for a while!
Yup, that's essentially the way it works. Whoever wins the bidding spends that money to purchase one thing from me. You don't have to decide what you want before you start the bidding.Zappo said:OOC: Uhmmm... ok. (goes to read the sash rules) ... (finds out that they are nowhere to be found). So, if I ask a signature style for 2 yen, he can say "three!" and counter it (unless I say 4...)? If he wins, does he get a signature style for the round, or does he only gets to counter mine?
Hehe. It does, but we really haven't had a complicated match with bidding yet. Yeah, we've had very high bidding, but that wasn't complex, just high. And yes, I make a tidy profit .Zappo said:OOC: got it. Uhm... this makes the whole thing very complex! MidKnight could let me buy a signature, maybe after having raised the bid so that I pay 4, and then buy a dirty trick... uhm, we'll see what happens. I reckon that if we had many yen the thing would become very ugly for us and very profitable for you.
Heh. It's a big part, but most of my money has actually come from other sources. I've made a good profit selling some things, and fighting other people who had lots of yen (and getting it all ). BUt still, money from fights probably accounts for at least a fourth of my income, and it is the second most steady way for me to make money (the most steady way is to get into long fights with a bunch of *yen* modifiers, but few are willing to fight me (for very good reason, I suppose ).Originally posted by MidKnight
Thats how he got to where is now
Yeah, that's the whole Catch-22 of being a Sash. Gotta use your powers if you want to even things out (or get an advantage), but can't use your powers because you'll drop in rank if you do. So far, I think I've unleashed my full power only twice... both times because a relic was at risk. Once against Meowth, and for a second time against Wicht. Of course, I won both those fights, so that says something... namely, that Sash fighters are deadly if they care about something else more than losing ranks. Luckily, that is only very rarely the case.Zappo said:Yes, GD has more firepower than five warriors of similar rank combined, but the thing is that 1) he has to spend yen to use that power, 2) he does not automatically gain a rank from winning, and 3) he can drop a rank if he spends yen. Unless you have plenty of loot that he is after, he reasonably will not purchase many powers... no point in winning if you drop a rank in the process. Either that, or he is broken (though not broke).
I usually leave my relics (all but my Ring) "at home" and don't use my abilities in most fights. Only when another relic is at risk do I use either my powers or other relics. For fights that don't have relics at stake I just try to get a 3-flag fight and hope for yen moves! I win one yen move and I'm assured to break even, two yen moves and I'm ahead!Originally posted by MidKnight
OOC: Most of your fights right now wouldn't be very long GD, between your abilities and your relics...
Sadly untrue. Of the relics I have, one changes the sig style of a move to turtle, one changes location to hell and/or sig style to wolf, one grants both fighters each other's abilities, one just gives me 1 yen if my opponent uses a special power, and the last one hasn't even had its power decided yet. And the Angel Feather's legality of use is in doubt, and I don't really ever plan to use them. All in all, I have to specially assure very narrow conditions for any of the relics to be useful.Originally posted by MidKnight
He wouldn't even need to spend money with the relics he has.