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BoloOfEarth last won the day on November 28 2017

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  1. If a vehicle has PSLs (say a targeting computer that provides +4 vs. Range Mods), and that vehicle also has multiple of that same weapon, does each one get the +4 or is that split among the weapons (so each one takes +1, or if only two are firing they each get +2)? Similarly, what would be the case with CSLs?
  2. Jokes

    I've heard this as being a man from Michigan who died, thinking the Lions won the Super Bowl. But yeah, one of my favorite jokes.
  3. Unless I've missed something, the New Samaritans haven't faced off against Apocalyptic as a team. It's been as pairs (or once with 3, counting Pogo). And they've done relatively okay, considering they've been outnumbered. I'd expect the Sammies would wipe the walls with Mister Brute and crew.
  4. I challenge you!

    Topaz, because the other sounds like a fancy drink or a musical instrument. Simple musical instruments: Tambourine or Maracas
  5. Woot! Double woot! The save there toward the end had the same good feel as the firemen taking out Livewire to save Supergirl. And it's nice that what comes around, goes around. Some of the dialogue at the end was a bit hokey, but in a good way IMO. As to Pinprick and Mister Brute, high Power Defense is a b***h, ain't it? I was tempted to post a "what's up" yesterday in this thread, but decided not to since Hermit said it was being an ugly month. Turns out I didn't have to. And I'm ashamed to say that I just made the mental connection of "Slice and Dice". Are they siblings? And with Firebug's help, can they make Julienne fries?
  6. Black Panther with spoilers

    Saw it last night. Enjoyed it, better than some Marvel movies, not as good as other Marvel movies (at least, IMO). Some truly laugh-out-loud moments, some thought-provoking stuff (without being overbearing and anvil-icious, again IMO). Excellent work by the actors involved, on both sides of the fence (heroes and villains). Andy Serkis chewed up the screen in every scene he was in, and Michael B. Jordan did a great job as Killmonger. Absolutely loved Letitia Wright as Shuri - she stole practically every scene she was in, at least to me. I can guarantee she will be my oldest daughter's favorite character in the movie. It was slower than other superhero movies, but not in a bad way. It had a fair amount of exposition to get through (particularly about Wakanda's past / development) without viewers' questions feeling handwaved away.
  7. Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Personally, I think polls like that should not include the sitting president, at least until he's completed at least one term. Though I'm pretty sure that, if Dolt 45 hadn't been included, he'd have tweeted about the injustice of that, or some other stupid blathering on. The man does have an ego the size of a barge.
  8. Focus

    That reminds me of Snafu, a villainess with unluck powers. She carries a bunch of glitter-balls which she throws whenever she used her powers. They aren't actually foci for her powers, just a distraction. Or Johnny Reb, who likes to dress as a Civil War re-enactor, complete with a breech-loading rifle that he likes to point at targets when he uses his gravity powers. His powers have nothing to do with the rifle, it's just something he likes to do. I call them OADs - Obvious Accessible Distractions.
  9. Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

    Last night's D&D game, our party finds the cavern where a white dragon is hanging from the ceiling over his (frozen-in-ice) horde. Player 1: Does the dragon see us? DM: Yes. It's looking at you. Player 2: Should we roll initiative? DM: Not yet. It's waiting to see what you're going to do. (long pause as nobody wants to set things in motion and get us all killed) Player 2: Okay, well, maybe I should walk into the room. (bored tour guide voice) And here, we have the dragon's chamber. You'll note the horde - feel free to add to it as you go through. Next on our tour is the southern tunnel... Player 3: And we're walking... we're walking...
  10. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Or maybe they had to spend weeks hiding in the asteroid field to evade Empire ships, while they repaired the hyperdrive, before moving on to Cloud City.
  11. NGD Scenes from a Hat

    The North Koreans, so they can finally win that blasted International Ping Pong Championship title! (Plus, Kim Jong Un is one of only two world leaders who are more wacked in the head than Freddy.)
  12. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    The ark harrumphed. "One! You bury one city, and suddenly you're anti-Egyptian! And you'd melt someone's face off, too, if they just opened you up without so much as a by-your-leave! I mean, they could have at least knocked first!"
  13. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    A valid point... if it had been war time. A quick search online shows the movie was set in 1936. And another quick search tells me that World War 2 started three years later, in 1939. No. No, they really didn't. According to Wikipedia, Type VII U-boats went 17.7 knots on the surface, or 7.6 knots submerged. And their battery power only allowed them to go about 80 nautical miles before needing to surface. Just in case Wikipedia's not to your taste, I also checked www.uboataces.com, where they say they went between 16-18.6 knots on the surface, or 7.6 to 8 knots submerged (depending on model), with a range of 69-90 nautical miles on battery power.
  14. Classic Movie Plot Holes (Spoilers)

    Not really. AIUI, given the restrictions U-boats operated under (battery power mainly), they tended to stay on the surface running on diesel engines, diving only when facing possible attack or preparing to make an attack themselves. So if they were in an area where they weren't in danger of attack, it's reasonable to expect they'd have stayed surfaced the entire time. However, I'd expect some crewmen would have come up to enjoy some fresh air. So keeping from being spotted would be the real problem.
  15. I challenge you!

    I'd have said the TV series, but I had a major crush on the redhead. Onyx. The name just sounds cooler. "Basalt" sounds like something you'll find sitting on the kitchen table next to Bapepper. Precious Stones: Rubies vs. Diamonds