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Of the 8 basic powers, what's your favorite?

Iron/Metal Pulling
3 (10%)
Steel/Metal Pushing
10 (33.3%)
Pewter/Super strength
7 (23.3%)
Tin/Super senses
4 (13.3%)
Bronze/Allomancy Sense
2 (6.7%)
Copper/Undetectability
0 (0%)
Zinc/Enflame Emotion
3 (10%)
Brass/Calm Emotion
1 (3.3%)

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What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« on: September 16, 2008, 06:39:22 PM »
I just finished the first section of the first book, and so far, I'm loving it. I was wondering what each person's favorite metal/power was. Not necessarily what they consider the most powerful, but what's most fun.

Mine's Ironpulling. I mean, sure you can use Steel pushing to jump high, and whatnot, but Pulling seems more fun than Pushing...
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 09:34:23 PM »
I'm with you, iron pull is where it's at. I want to try a disarming specialist, something like Triggerman.
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2008, 11:30:33 AM »
I'm going with Steel.  I'm a fan of flinging myself about, and being able to push projectiles away from me.

I'm reading The Well of Ascension now, the ending of Mistborn is great, and I'm thinking it would be very interesting to take a "now" and start introducing allomancy.  See how in interacts with our metal filled world.
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 11:36:34 AM »
Pewter. While using iron/steel to fly around is cool, and gets the most love in the books, Pewter is the uber-metal. Keeps you on your feet long after you would have died; super strength; enhanced reflexes...it's going to be an interesting metal to write without it being unbalanced.  :P
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008, 11:44:33 AM »
I'm reading The Well of Ascension now, the ending of Mistborn is great...

Out of curiosity, do it seem possible to start reading the books with Well, then go back and read the first one later? I could only get the second at my local Borders.
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008, 11:59:25 AM »
I would not suggest it. It'll ruin the fun/surprises...

There's a new mass market edition of the first book, $5 USD, that might be delayed reaching the Down Under.
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2008, 12:12:30 PM »
it's going to be an interesting metal to write without it being unbalanced.  :P

Steel is going to mix with/be balanced by acrobatics, but yeah, pewter will take some fiddling.  I'm sure you've already thought of temporary boosting to Str, Dex, and Con, and clarification of the badness when they wear off.
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2008, 12:27:42 PM »
There's a new mass market edition of the first book, $5 USD, that might be delayed reaching the Down Under.

Sweet! I'll put in an order with my local store.
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2008, 06:16:16 PM »
Ok wait. I apologize for the intrusion. I found my way here from the Brandon Sanderson forum. Now heres a question I think I already have an answer for but wanted to know for sure. Does Crafty Games make RPG's like DnD RPG's or RPS's like digital gaming RPG's? Im almost posative that you guys make the whole real time RPG type game and not the video game but I was interested.

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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2008, 07:27:01 PM »
Table top, pencil, paper, and dice roleplaying games.  These Crafty gents publish the finest set of D20 crunch (rules) yet devised.  (I'm not one of those Crafty gents.)

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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2008, 01:25:16 PM »
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2008, 04:50:39 AM »
Well, my book arrived yesterday (from UK Amazon), but I've not read much yesterday. While my mind has grown somewhat cynical of fantasy novels its got me enough to keep reading.

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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2008, 06:03:34 AM »
I'm about a third into the second book, and I'm starting to come up with questions that I don't want to ask because they give away spoilers.   :(

But I've got one that doesn't:  Several of Allomantic Metals are elements.  What about other elements having Allomantic properties?  I wouldn't want to try and play with pure magnesium, but some control over fire could be neat.
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2008, 10:04:15 AM »
Well, at one point Kelsier says that if you try to burn a metal that isn't one of the allomantic metals it can make you sick or even kill you. That alone would be enough to keep me from trying new things, but then I'm not much of a risk taker. Either way, swallowing Magnesium sounds like a horrible horrible way to die.
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Re: What's your favorite Alomantic Metal/Power?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2008, 12:50:03 PM »
I'm about a third into the second book, and I'm starting to come up with questions that I don't want to ask because they give away spoilers.   :(

That's what the spoiler tags are for. :)

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