8-Bit Theater
Episode 205
Episode 205
The even older style was summoning lines
Superstring, Summoning, and You
Date Published Saturday October 19th, 2002
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Red Mage introduces the Hypercube.

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Red MageWe don't have to carry that cumbersome armoire around with us.
FighterOh yes we do! I shall never go back now that I have tasted of sweet, sweet invincibility.
FighterIt tastes like varnish.
Not many people know that.
Black MageMust... destroy.
Red MageThat's the beauty of this plan. You won't have to give up the armoire's invincibility...
Black MageAm I the only one who can see that it's not actually invincible? It's just really heavy. That's it!
Red Mage...only it's incredible burden and spinal hazards. Interested?
FighterSpinal hazards are hazardous... sure!
Red MageWe'll simply store the armoire inside an extra-spatial object! I happen to have a hypercube in case of just such a necessity.
Black MageHOLD IT!
Black MageWhy are we even mentioning semi-regular polyhedrons and real space?
Red MageI've got an 8 in super-dimensional physics. What's your excuse, hm?
Cut to a flashback to a Black Magic college. A green spike is in a teacher's hat.
Black Mage(narration) I took a few summoning courses back in Black Magic college.
Black Teacher Get this damn thing outta my hat.
Cut back to the forest.
Black MageSo I know a thing or two about accessing 16-bit dimensional planes.
Red MageThen you're no stranger to this...
Red Mage holds out a red sphere.
ThiefIs that a... summoning materia?
Red MageYes. Also known as a hypercube.
Black MageOr a "summoning cube", among magickal circles due to their extrapolation from the old style summoning squares.
FighterWhat's all this cube talk? It's a ball. Duh.
Red MageTechnically speaking, it's a high dimensional cube that's distilled into our own 8-bit universe.
It looks like a ball to us because we lack the 16-bit senses and spatial awareness to properly percieve its actual form.
FighterWell... yeah.


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