@DialMforMara "Well," Seth's feathers ruffled in a way that suggested he'd like to be scrunching up his nose but he can't because it's a beak, "there's two options fer that. Option one, is you could mebbe see if the Dr. can whip up a portable version of the telegraph-device she uses to print out the little fortune cookie strips-"
"Oh, I will certainly do that," interrupted Sturmkraw, without looking up from her draughting table, "House Arrest is dreadfully dull, you've NO idea!"
@DialMforMara "The OTHER OPTION," Seth continued, loud and insistent, "Is I could try to teach ya Wire Listening. S'what I was doing when- well, when I Sparked. Now, I never heard nothing from any gods when I did it, but then, I were listenin' fer SPELLS, not... deities."
"Then maybe the good doctor can convert a wire listener into something that does listen for gods. I imagine there's a lot of noise to get through--how often do people buy spells, anyway?"
@DialMforMara "As often as they got no other option, I imagine. Which is a lot more often than it used to be!" Seth says, completely unhelpfully.
Dr. Sturmkraw presents you with a small device: something like a large, clunky calculator made of wood and copper rivets, with a roll of paper visible under a pane of glass. Two coils of wire protrude from one end. She explains you climb a pole stab the sharp ends of the wires through the rubber insulation.
@DialMforMara "And do try to be discreet," she says, "I dunno how plausible flashin' the fake "telemancy technician" papers you got's gonna be."
@ajanionthespot ((can I have a card for the modified wire listener? Maybe something that draws cards?))
@DialMforMara @ajanionthespot for a picture I suggest the tesla spirit radio
@DialMforMara Ok, two templating options, what works better:
" 1, T: Draw a card unless target spell's controller pays 1.
Booklegger’s Wire-Listener can’t target spells you control."
"1, T: Draw a card unless target spell's controller pays 1. Play this ability only in response to a spell an opponent controls."
@ajanionthespot I think the second is closer to current Magic templating
How do I know when I can use it in combat though?
@DialMforMara Well, in our game it's be spells that other players control, though they aren't "opponents." Presumably they'll always decline to pay the 1, because they want you to draw the card.
So maybe "a spell you don't control" works better for our purposes.
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