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  1. Sure, why not? We've already seen a different actor play a younger Sarek, what's wrong with different actors playing Pike, Spock, and Number One? And I would imagine that we will meet Spock. He is the main character's foster brother, after all.
  2. Petey's 2018 Winter Olympics Thread

    The women's hockey tourney started a couple of days ago. The men's hockey tourney starts on Wednesday (USA vs. Slovenia at 7:10 AM ET/4:10 AM PT on NBCSN). A couple of web sites that might be useful to you instead of the app (or to supplement it). Can't comment on the app itself (as expected, it is not available in Canada): http://olympics.org http://nbcolympics.com
  3. Skills: useful or just for flavor?

    Personally, I tend to design characters with 40 or 50 points of Skills, Generally, they will have several of the standard skills, a few Knowledge Skills, a Language or two, one or two Professional Skills, one or two Area Knowledge Skills, maybe a Culture Skill or two, and, if appropriate, one or more Science Skills.
  4. The new Jumanji[SPOILER WARNING]

    I was never trying to claim that board games were more popular than computer games. I was merely countering your condescending “who plays those anymore" comment with an indicator that the hobby game industry is growing and thriving. However, I’m done here. Clearly, my point was lost on you.
  5. The new Jumanji[SPOILER WARNING]

    Here's some numbers for the hobby game industry from 2016: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/38012/hobby-games-market-over-1-4-billion My impression is that similar growth continued in 2017.
  6. Can we forgive old movies?

    Joan Rivers made Rabbit Test not Nancy Walker. Nancy wasn't even in the movie.
  7. RIP Robert Guiaume

    His best known role after Lion King was in Aaron Sorkin’s Sports Night.
  8. Supergirl

    I might agree if he didn't experience the thousand years, but my impression is that he did.
  9. Supergirl

    Of course, that is a fault of viewers like you and not the actor or the producers. And it's General Talbot, by the way.
  10. Supergirl

    Are you referring to Glorinth fooling around with his timeline in the Valor (a post-crisis name for Mon-El) series? Because otherwise I can't really recall any time travel associated with him -- unless you're thinking of the 1000 years in the Phantom Zone as time travel.
  11. New Series--The Orville

    Hmm. I have to disagree with you there. I felt DS9 was far better than TNG.
  12. News From High Rock Press

    To be honest, folks, until Jason posts some kind of update, it is probably best to just assume that eveything beyond Golden Age and Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins is dead. That's not to say that such projects may not appear at sometime, but really until Jason actually announces that a project is being worked on, it seems silly to put much energy into even thinking about that project.
  13. STAR TREK: Discovery

    Yes, in Canada, it is available on Space and the Crave TV streaming service. Outside of Canada and the United States, it is available on Netflix.
  14. STAR TREK: Discovery

    Well, the way they chose to recycle the original pilot involved Spock committing mutiny. They could have chosen a different framing story.
  15. STAR TREK: Discovery

    Well, to be honest.
  16. STAR TREK: Discovery

    Just a warning for anyone planning on recording the first Discovery episode on CBS this Sunday. You may want to record an extra hour or so just in case football runs late.
  17. New Series--The Orville

    If you're recording anything on CBS or FOX on Sunday evenings during football season, you should probably add an extra hour to account for potential football overruns. In fact, it's not a bad idea anytime for CBS Sundays as the network has a number of sports properties that can run late.
  18. STAR TREK: Discovery

    That's nonsense. The decision to use a Star Trek show to launch CBS All Access was made before the specific show was developed. Star Trek: Discovery was specifically created and developed to air on the streaming service after an initial episode on CBS itself. Now, that's not to say that it will be good, but that's a risk with any TV series. The series has had its growing pains, it seems, and as a result ended up being postponed -- making The Good Fight (The Good Wife sequel) the first original scripted series to air on CBS All Access -- and frankly, in my opinion, that series was the equal of its predecessor. Thus, I'm pretty sure that CBS is not using All Access as a dumping ground.
  19. STAR TREK: Discovery

    Are we absolutely sure that the first two episodes go together as one story?
  20. STAR TREK: Discovery

    Yes. That is correct. For Americans, anyway. In Canada, all episodes will air on Space, our science fiction channel.
  21. STAR TREK: Discovery

    So maybe they're planning on having two series. DS9 ran concurrently with TNG and later with VOY. And it might make sense, since streaming series like this typically have only 10-13 episodes in a season. You run one in the fall and the other in the winter/spring.
  22. I've start a discussion about this on Facebook in the World of Supers RPG group, but I think I will start a similar discussion here. Essentially, the idea is that the character sheet is a list of things that the player wants to see when their character is in play. For example, if they take Professional Skill: Piano Player, then they are asking the GM to present them with the chance to use that skill in an adventure in an important way. Similarly, if they take the Focus Limitation to represent that the power is in a device, they are asking for the GM to have a story point about them losing the device. If they don't want such a story point, they shouldn't take the Limitation. The power can still be in a device. It's just doesn't suffer the problems of the Limitation. And if they take the Social Complication: Secret ID, it means they want their secret ID to be a story point. If they want a secret ID because it fits the character but don't want to deal with the noisy reporter constantly trying to find it out, then they don't take the Limitation. The other half is this is that when the GM accepts a character sheet for their campaign, the GM is agreeing to at least try and provide these story points for the player. If not, the GM should ask for the player to make the appropriate changes. For example, if the GM is sick and tired of Secret ID stories and doesn't want to deal with them in this campaign, then they should ask the player to remove the Complication. Similarly, if the GM is pretty sure they'll never use piano playing in a significant way in an adventure, they should probably let the player have it for free. So, to a large extent, during the character creation process, the GM and the players are negotiating some of what will and won't be in the campaign.
  23. Favorite Moments from "Babylon 5"

    Marcus' view of life: "I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'wouldn't it be much worse if life *were* fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?' So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe."
  24. Hi Folks: I am running 5 Hero System games at Gen Con this August: SuperSquad America -- It’s been 20 years since the modern version of SuperSquad America took to the streets. And over that time, they’ve faced many enemies and had to make many tough decisions. Now, as America’s premier superhero team works to integrate two new team members, they come face-to-face with a dangerous new threat that could change the team and the world forever. Modern day superhero drama and adventure. Role-playing emphasized. (4 hours; Saturday at Noon) SuperSquad America: The Originals -- New York City, August 1970. America’s first superhero team faces a potential new foe. Who are the Power Patriots? What do they want? And what is their shocking secret? 1970s Silver Age superhero adventure. Role-playing emphasized. (4 hours; Friday at 5:00 PM) Remarkable Wrong-Righters -- They may want to make superheroing fun again. They may have their headquarters in a Malibu beach house. But that doesn’t mean that the Remarkable Wrong-Righters can’t tackle serious threats. But is the Pussy Cat Wizard of Pasadena a serious threat? Light-hearted modern superhero adventure. Role-playing emphasized. (4 hours; Thursday at 5:00 PM) Friends of Justice -- At the 1936 World Series, Dr. Abraham “Doc” Justice and his friends saved President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from a monster summoned by the Nazis. In appreciation, the president has invited them to the social event of the season: the wedding of FDR Jr. It should prove to be a fun day. After all what could possibly go wrong? 1930s pulp adventure. Role-playing emphasized. (4 hours; Sunday at 8:00 AM) Saga of the Smiling Fox --Fifteen years ago, Duke Duvel murdered the royal family of Eyratha and seized the throne. Since then, he has ruled with an iron first. Today, the mysterious swashbuckling Smiling Fox and his band of adventurers dedicate themselves to overthrowing Duvel and restoring rightful rule. Can our heroes find a way to counter the corrupting influence of the powerful Eye of Denmit? And if they do, can they use it to strike a powerful blow against the evil Duke. Fantasy adventure. Role-playing emphasized. (4 hours; Friday at 8:00 AM)