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Originally Posted by vitruvian
ITL is part of TFT as well, so it's not always 24 or 32.

That is actually the point. As a TFT figure is not static, but
dynamic  after acquiring EP and thereby increasing the value of a given attribute. In order to properly channel the expression of the rootpower in back of a figure THROUGH the channels we call Attribute, we must understand the specific mathematical relations from a commutative, associative, and distributive perspective.
For if not, we will continue to suffer breakdown in the form of distortion (i.e. ConantheScholar) at the higherlevels.
The key is in the revelation that the attribute itself is NOT the source of the power over the trait it governs, but rather, attribute is only a CHANNEL for the rootpower to manifest as a specific trait  which in turn only serves to describe and put a mathematical value on the rootpower when channeled through attribute to an end source for expression in gameterms (i.e. Power in Combat as ST).
Your da Vinci Avatar and Member Name has caused me to undertake an even deeper pondering on the matter since your first post to me  and acted as a catalyst.
Therefore, I am inprocess of composing a completely "nonmath" oriented treatise; in which I will attempt to convey  through purely narrative means  the reason why we can never satisfactorily solve for ConantheScholar, unless and until we can first define the underline algebraic premise  which
may then reveal the proper routing algorithm for a TFT figure  without a total gamesystem overhaul... and
maybe finally solve for ConantheScholar; AT LAST!
The piece is to be entitled:
The Vitruvian Melee Man. I thank you for your interest in my post, as your interaction has served as a potent catalyst in advancing my hypothesis.
I hope you will standby for the piece in the interim; and then, join me therein with your most welcome comments and criticisms at that time.
Thanks.
JK