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Andrew Cermak

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  1. Andrew Cermak

    Vantablack

    This would actually be very poor for stealth purposes. There's a reason soldiers don't trade their camo for black for night operations; solid colors stand out against the background and draw the eye, even if the color in question is a dark black. A Vantablack coated object would probably be more visible in shadow than most dark colors. What it arguably would be good for is Concealment; the elimination of detail would make it harder to spot hidden pockets or suspicious bulges. I could also see an argument for Disguise, provided it's limited to a nonspecific "I can't tell who/what that is" effect.
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    Yondu's Arrow in 5E

    Incantations, surely.
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    Holy Crap, Disarm is overpowered!

    In an evenly matched scenario (same STR, even CVs), you've only got about a 25% chance of successfully disarming your opponent (about a 37% chance of making the Attack roll, due to the maneuver's -2 OCV penalty, and about a 68% chance of a win or tie in the STR vs STR). If you don't make both, you wasted your Phase. And if you pull off the maneuver, you still haven't won the fight; the weapon might be recoverable or they might have a backup weapon. That's not a reliable win button; it's actually a pretty risky maneuver unless you've got the odds stacked in your favor, and if you do then you're usually better off just beating them up.
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    MYTHIC HERO: What Do *You* Want To See?

    Re: MYTHIC HERO: What Do *You* Want To See?
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    Older HERO rules in 5E games

    Re: Older HERO rules in 5E games What is this rule, exactly? I've thought about adding a rule for this myself, but haven't settled on anything.
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    Vibora Bay - who knew Black Mask was so hot?

    Re: Vibora Bay - who knew Black Mask was so hot? I think Black Mask wears that costume to distract people from the fact that her mask isn't black.
  7. Re: Reasoning from effect/I think I have finaly done it/GL Bubbles
  8. Re: Reasoning from effect/I think I have finaly done it/GL Bubbles For one extra point he could instead buy 16 force bubbles with the same stats and have them all present at once. I don't think being able to resummon a single bubble is nearly as great an advantage as you're insinuating.
  9. Re: Reasoning from effect/I think I have finaly done it/GL Bubbles
  10. Re: Reasoning from effect/I think I have finaly done it/GL Bubbles Any vehicle you could buy with Summon you could buy cheaper by just buying it as a Vehicle, since Summon would require the Slavishly Loyal Advantage. So I'm failing to see a balance issue here. The character is actually paying extra for his Force Bubble Vehicle just to get the special effect of creating it from nothing.
  11. Re: Reasoning from effect/I think I have finaly done it/GL Bubbles That's SFX. Being willing to enter the Summoned bubble allows the character to surround them with it.
  12. Re: Reasoning from effect/I think I have finaly done it/GL Bubbles It wouldn't work as an Entangle. It's bought as a Vehicle; someone would have to enter it willingly or be Mind Controlled into doing so. It doesn't have a Power that would let it force someone to enter it or remain inside it.
  13. Re: Reasoning from effect/I think I have finaly done it/GL Bubbles Missiles built as Summon have appeared in official products. They're legal. I don't see Summoning a Force Bubble as any more porblematic than Summoning a missile.
  14. Andrew Cermak

    Raw STR: Marvel

    Hell if I know. It's not a requirement of the lift; in fact, if you take any steps back or forward during a deadlift in competition you're disqualified.
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    Raw STR: Marvel

    If he can lift 800lbs. over his head, he should be able to deadlift roughly twice that; the world record for a deadlift is approximately twice the world record for a lift over the head. However, a deadlift is lifting something off the ground to a standing position, with arms down. It's quite a bit more work than just barely lifting something off the ground
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