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    Default Re: MitD VI: The Undiscovered Creature (Please Read the First Post)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    Well, do you think the Giant really bother calculating the weight of the box?
    Does he care wether or not a goblin or two can carry it?
    Most likely no.
    Sorry, but that does not follow. Does the giant bother checking MitD's stats when it comes to the Escape scene or the circus scene? If yes, then why wouldn't he do so for this one? If no, what are you doing in this thread, which assumes the Giant does play by the rules where MitD is concerned? Now, if your answer is in any way related to your gut feeling that he played loose exclusively with carrying rules, then it is a major assumption that Occam would strip bare until the moment you can demonstrate it is the case.

    Now until this morning, were we assuming that the lifting of the box was outside the rules? yes, certainly. But have good points been brought forth? Indeed they have. And as such, it is a matter that bears investigating. This thread cannot just assume that some scenes can be brushed aside by Rich ignoring the rules until we have reasonable proof that that is indeed the case, such as with the Tower scene. Last time the topic was brought forth, the general conclusion was that Rich was indeed ignoring carrying rules. But a new interpretation that does not require such major assumption has been proposed and until someone (and it seems that someone will need to be me) does the math, we do not know if under the new assumptions the math actually works or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    But really, the important lesson here is this: Rather than making assumptions that don't fit with the text and then complaining about the text being wrong, why not just choose different assumptions that DO fit with the text?
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