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  1. Vanguard

    John Wick / Keanu Reeves for 6e

    Just watched it. Squeed like a schoolgirl.
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    Hero Does It Better

    Now that you mention it, I think we are. That's something I could get behind. But trying to find something premade with all that is nigh impossible and, as you say, would most likely require being built from the ground up. (Although, I'm not so attached to the whole "alien species" things. I can take it or leave it as I've found it's really hard to integrate aliens into a game and have them actually BE alien). Yup. Just plain, garden variety humans. And I've got about a decadish of Mechwarrior RPG on you, so 90's, and as far as I can tell, it hasn't changed. Ditto OM . .. Ditto. Although I'm more of a subfighter kinda guy. Gimme mah Viper!! or Hammerhead, or Star Fury or . . . .
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    Hero Does It Better

    It's not the cinematicism. As RPMiller says, I wouldn't want to remove that, even if I could. It's the "super-heroness" that I'd tone down if I could. I mean, it's possible to dilute it but it's still there, lurking in the corner. Normally it's not that big of a deal but occasionally it can surface and be a bit jarring.
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    Hero Does It Better

    It can. It just takes work. Our old Gatecrashers (heroic level) game was like that. It took us a bit to fine tune the damage vs defenses but we finally got to the point where the players had to think and be careful because our body armor was good, but not that good. Don't get me wrong, regardless of tweaking and other things there's still, for me, that "superhero roots" feel to the game but if the players and GM are willing to put in the work, it can be dealt with.
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    The stench of death.

    That is probably a very safe philosophy.
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    What about a speed of 12?

    Yep. That's exactly what I did. Thanks Chris
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    What about a speed of 12?

    I don't get it. How, with a speed of .8 was it able to move on Phase 7 one turn, then phase 8 the next? How was it able to advance phases, granted it only got the one action but why were the phases it acted on changing?
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    This Week in MMOs

    You probably already know this but I just got the email saying they pull the plug on the Wildstar servers on Nov. 28th. I'm also sorry to see it go as it was a pretty decent and fun game.
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    Guns and Ammo

    @RDU Neil Our games use something pretty much exactly like you're chit system. Our system uses beads of different colors with each bead being with a certain amount of points and then each item on the "Luck Chart" requires a certain amount of points. You can also combine lower ranked beads if you need one of the higher ranked beads. We don't use is the double of the cost after the 3rd level of luck. Which we probably should do although, with the exception of a few PC/NPCs, it's never really been an issue. Most characters just have the 1 "draw", as they don't have any extra luck, while other may have 1 to 2 extra draws. For a total of 3 luck beads to use during the adventure. We developed ours because the Luck system was too ambiguous and hard to adjudicate where as something hard and fast like the chi system had concrete things you could do with the luck.
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    How do you place a fictional city?

    She probably chose that route so that there was no conflict. If Santa Barbra never existed, then no one would miss it and/or question its absence. What other problems does having the city replaced with another one create? I'd think that there would be no issue and that any references to the one city would just be replaced with the new city instead. No muss, no fuss. Or none that I can see. The timeline thing I've seen done before. So for me, that's not all too strange. Some authors just seem more comfortable writing about/in a given time period.
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    How do you place a fictional city?

    Having never read the books, could the reason she never explains what happened to Santa Barbara is because in her works, the city never existed in the first place? It was always Santa Teresa?
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    Problem With Mobile Phone Distractions

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    Guns and Ammo

    I don't think there's a 6th Ed. Dark Champions. And yes, the only difference that I can think of is the new/optional autofire skills are talents and not Advantages.
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    Guns and Ammo

    I don't know if anyone knows but there are Optional Autofire rules in both Dark Champions and the APGs. (I think the ones in the AGPs are just reprints from DC but I included them for completeness). I think the expanded Hit Locations are in there as well. . .
  15. @JmOz If that's the case, then depending on how many of the thugs there are. A decent planning session should be enough to find a way to limit the raw power of the weapons themselves. 'Cause even with those CV levels, the thugs could get lucky. And (projecting here) that tells me the PCs (probably) did what I would've done. Both in character and out. Seen the raw numbers and immediately panicked and started doomsaying. Yes, it's a personality flaw and yes I'm trying to work through it.