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    steriaca

    Third Edition Renaissance

    Don't forget his younger brother, Thunderbird 2/Warpath.
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    Sean Waters

    what would you call this skill?

    So, this made me look up 'Deduction': Deduction, an Intellect Skill, represents the ability to take several facts and leap to an inobvious conclusion — the classic detective’s skill. Complementary Skills include any Skill directly connected with the problem confronting the character (such as Bureaucratics for a paperwork mystery). That made me look up 'Bureaucratics': A character with this Interaction Skill can deal with bureaucrats, cut through red tape, and extract information from bureaucracies. He also knows the right people to talk to (for just about anything) and how to reach them. Bureaucratics comes in handy when characters need travel papers in a foreign country, go through Customs, have to arrange an appointment, and so on. Bureaucratic procedures usually take time, from several hours to several days. Whilst it may not be immediately intuitive, canvassing witnesses for information is mainly an exercise in repetitive paperwork and organisation, with some social and background skills thrown in. I reckon what you are after is, in fact Bureaucratics with AK: City / PS: Police Work / Conversation / Streetwise as complimentary skills. It can take time, sometimes a lot of time, but a good roll may cut that time down on the time chart considerably. Once you have gathered the information, that is when the Deduction comes in handy
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    Which is why for example Monster Hunters Inc, Narosia, and my upcoming Jolrhos setting books are all based on this principle: we took the system and made a game out of it.
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    Chris Goodwin

    Early editions: House rules?

    To me the decreasing returns were what made the Disadvantages worthwhile. You have a reason to not always hit the campaign maximum, and in fact the "maximum" in those days was usually a range. Without them, you're pretty much always guaranteed to hit your 50 points per category, 150 max points worth of Disads; every player character I've ever seen, always always always, without exception, under 4th through 6th editions always takes the maximum needed. There's no reason not to, because you're leaving money on the table if you don't.
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    Scott Ruggels

    Early editions: House rules?

    On Autocorrect? Or your game? XD. Yeah the Decreasing rewards thing was the reasons I moved so heavily into Package deals.
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    Interestingly (to me at least), this seemed to be about the position of a German minister who explained on the BBC why the EU wasn't going to make any offers to the UK regarding Brxit. If I understood him correctly, he said that you couldn't negotiate with someone who couldn't settle on what they actually wanted. Until the UK government could settle on a position, the EU had nothing to work with. And it isn't their job to keep making offers until the UK finds something it likes. Dean Shomshak
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    Duke Bushido

    How do you draw an X?

    How did you manage to misspell 8 so badly?
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    Pariah

    Third Edition Renaissance

    Thunderbird, member of the X-Men for about 3 issues:
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    Ternaugh

    How do you draw an X?

    Method 8, which is easier for me to make a controlled mark left-handed.
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    Cancer

    How do you draw an X?

    number 8 up there
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    Cygnia

    Funny pics

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    Lucius

    Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

    Two players are riding divine winged horses to the moon and encounter one of the dragon riders of Ka'ruk en route. Bill, playing Stoddard the Barbarian: "Is it possible for you to be stealthy and we can sneak up on the dragon?" WInged Horse: "We are living symbols of divine inspiration. We are not sneaky, we are glorious." Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says it was something like that
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    I wish I could be corrupted by studio money.
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    It is plastic man. He needs to actually try to be serious. As is the Batman TAS version of the Creeper. Dangit, why has nobody invented lids for chemical tanks yet? And why is ace chemicals still open?
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    Well, if you don't mind Fifth Edition Hero System, and you can spare $12.50 US, you could download the PDF of the Pulp Hero genre book, which includes dozens of character templates, as well as several full NPC write-ups: https://www.herogames.com/forums/store/product/376-pulp-hero-pdf/ If you have the Hero Designer software, you could instead spend $4.00 to get the character pack with all of those: https://www.herogames.com/forums/store/product/377-pulp-hero-character-pack/
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    BoloOfEarth

    Random Television Quotes

    Lister: Where is everybody, Hol? Holly: They’re dead, Dave. Lister: Who is? Holly: Everybody, Dave. Lister: What, Captain Hollister? Holly: Everybody’s dead, Dave. Lister: What, Todhunter? Holly: Everybody’s dead, Dave. Lister: What, Selby? Holly: They’re all dead. Everybody’s dead, Dave. Lister: Peterson isn’t, is he? Holly: Everybody is dead, Dave. Lister: Not Chen? Holly: Gordon Bennett! Yes, Chen, everybody, everybody’s dead, Dave! Lister: Rimmer? Holly: He’s dead, Dave, everybody is dead, everybody is dead, Dave. Lister: Wait. Are you trying to tell me everybody’s dead? Rimmer: “Kryten, you’re forgetting about Space Corps Directive 1742.” Kryten: “1742? ‘No member of the Corps should ever report for duty in a ginger toupée?’ Well, thank you for reminding me about that regulation, but I can’t see how it is pertinent to our present situation.”
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    Old Man

    Funny pics

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    mattingly

    Funny pics

    It's hard to keep your wiener straight when it's so cold out.
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    Old Man

    Funny pics

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    wcw43921

    Funny pics

    I think Donald makes a better Sith Lord, myself--
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    lemming

    Funny pics

    Putting together stuff for my Lego Hero game for GhengisCon and had a Jon Peter's moment Getting some Polar Bears as well.
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    Old Man

    Funny pics

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    Old Man

    Funny pics

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    Pariah

    Funny pics

    Never mastered chopsticks? You could always try this....
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    Christopher

    Funny pics

    xkcd's take on Collider Experiements: Alt Text: "The most delicious exotic fruit discovered this way is the strawberry banana. Sadly, it's only stable in puree form, so it's currently limited to yogurt and smoothies, but they're building a massive collider in Europe to search for a strawberry banana that can be eaten whole."
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