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    Default Take Two Magic Pills.

    Like it says, you choose two magic pills to swallow.

    Plot gods use random selection if you say, "no thanks."

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    Notes:

    (1) Followers as a popular celebrity. They will subscribe to your Twitter, maybe buy your books and merchandise, etc.

    (2) All taxes have already been paid, fully legal.

    (3) All the legal problems are magically ironed out here. The resurrected person is healthy, though not de-aged, and remembers nothing about the other side.

    (4) You get a week to make preparations, as much equipment as you can fit into a large backpack (if desired), and then you're off. Return trip included if desired.

    (5) What it says.

    (6) You may choose fluency in computer languages.

    (7) Real world skills, so no Sinanju or summoning the Crimson Bands or whatnot.

    (8) Brad Pitt level fame. Doesn't automatically give you followers, btw, but will probably open doors, get you invitations, press attention, etc.

    (9) What it says.

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    I assume that with (5) you become physically 10 years younger but retain all your memories, skills, knowledge, so forth, and so on. Correct?

    Though, even if that is true, it means that you'd still have to go through, again, any health issues related to aging. You would still grow old. Only this time you have a better idea of what to expect and the possibility that medical science is more advanced, or will be, in 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    I assume that with (5) you become physically 10 years younger but retain all your memories, skills, knowledge, so forth, and so on. Correct?

    Though, even if that is true, it means that you'd still have to go through, again, any health issues related to aging. You would still grow old. Only this time you have a better idea of what to expect and the possibility that medical science is more advanced, or will be, in 10 years.
    Yes, keep all your memories, experience, skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shai-Hulud View Post
    Like it says, you choose two magic pills to swallow.

    Plot gods use random selection if you say, "no thanks."

    Take-Two-Pills.jpg

    Notes:

    (1) Followers as a popular celebrity. They will subscribe to your Twitter, maybe buy your books and merchandise, etc.

    (2) All taxes have already been paid, fully legal.

    (3) All the legal problems are magically ironed out here. The resurrected person is healthy, though not de-aged, and remembers nothing about the other side.

    (4) You get a week to make preparations, as much equipment as you can fit into a large backpack (if desired), and then you're off. Return trip included if desired.

    (5) What it says.

    (6) You may choose fluency in computer languages.

    (7) Real world skills, so no Sinanju or summoning the Crimson Bands or whatnot.

    (8) Brad Pitt level fame. Doesn't automatically give you followers, btw, but will probably open doors, get you invitations, press attention, etc.

    (9) What it says.
    I'd probably attempts to finagle 9 or 10 of pill number 3, then eventually take pills 2 and 4 when that fails.
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    5 and 7.

    More years to my life, and three kick ass skills. Would like to earn my fame and money by doing awesome things.

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    That's a loooot of surgeries looming in the future for going ten years younger for some of us.

    Depressing health conditions, ha ha! *Phil Ken Sebben voice*

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    Time Travel and the three skills are Investigation, Infiltration, and Snake Wrangling. I figure that I could do the most good to economics, politics, and literature by replacing all of Ayn Rand's pens with deadly cobras every day until she gets the message.

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    Rare to see a Shai thread that doesn't feel like an obvious trap. I'll Pills 6 and 7.

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    Time travel. Like, I can do it, or I can do it once?

    Important point.

    If it's 'I can do it', I choose that and bringing someone back from the dead.

    If it's 'I can do it once', I'll just go with a million dollars and bringing someone back from the dead. My needs are simple.
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    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman." - Pendaran

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    ...also, wth happened here? Bannings, chat thread closed...someone PM me, please. O_o
    Why Are We Here?, by Pendaran

    "...the Myths Transformed version of the legendarium, in which the Moon is Melkor's attempt to make his own Arda with blackjack and hookers." - Estrecca

    "...dropping an orca whale made of fire on your enemies is a pretty strong opening move." - Nik Hasta

    "[Kent] Nelson was nearly invariably presented as the guy who, barring the Spectre, made everyone else generally gasp and go "Doctor Fate don't shiv, he balls nasty.", even Superman." - Pendaran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    ...also, wth happened here? Bannings, chat thread closed...someone PM me, please. O_o
    Wha?? What did I miss?

    Dang it, Menelik II, I ALWAYS miss the good stuff around here.
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    Time travel and ten years younger. Make a short hop to the future, check out what the winning Powerball number was, maybe grab a book of sports results ala Biff Tannen, hop back, enjoy a ten years younger life as 100,800,000 winner, which even after taxes is well over 60 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelC View Post
    Time travel and ten years younger. Make a short hop to the future, check out what the winning Powerball number was, maybe grab a book of sports results ala Biff Tannen, hop back, enjoy a ten years younger life as 100,800,000 winner, which even after taxes is well over 60 million.
    If time travel altered my current timeline (linear) versus branching another me into a different timeline, I'd opt for a million bucks and time travel.

    Go give my younger self the million and exactly what stocks to invest it in, and then spend my billions working to extend my lifetime, besides doing a lot of philanthropy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    ...also, wth happened here? Bannings, chat thread closed...someone PM me, please. O_o
    Someone chose the wrong two pills, probably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shai-Hulud View Post
    Like it says, you choose two magic pills to swallow.

    Plot gods use random selection if you say, "no thanks."

    Take-Two-Pills.jpg

    Notes:

    (1) Followers as a popular celebrity. They will subscribe to your Twitter, maybe buy your books and merchandise, etc.

    (2) All taxes have already been paid, fully legal.

    (3) All the legal problems are magically ironed out here. The resurrected person is healthy, though not de-aged, and remembers nothing about the other side.

    (4) You get a week to make preparations, as much equipment as you can fit into a large backpack (if desired), and then you're off. Return trip included if desired.

    (5) What it says.

    (6) You may choose fluency in computer languages.

    (7) Real world skills, so no Sinanju or summoning the Crimson Bands or whatnot.

    (8) Brad Pitt level fame. Doesn't automatically give you followers, btw, but will probably open doors, get you invitations, press attention, etc.

    (9) What it says.
    How about this for gaming the system

    Pills #4

    Then go back in time just before taking the pill and tell yourself to take pills #5 and #7

    3 pills for the price of 2.
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