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Lord Liaden

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  1. Well, we don't know if the MCU will carry over Thanos's Eternal heritage. After all, Titan in Infinity War clearly isn't Saturn's moon.
  2. There is an optional Limitation for Mental Paralysis, "Mental Defense Adds To EGO" (-½). You might require that Lim be mandatory for any MP used in your games.
  3. It used to be that you could also use your Ego to break out of it, like Strength with a normal Entangle.
  4. I have a sneaking fondness for The Sword and the Sorcerer. Not that good, but some cool visual moments, and that sword could have been designed by Q.
  5. [Tomas de Torquemada] "Give me ten minutes with the chicken, and I'll find out." [/Tomas de Torquemada]
  6. And there it is. Casablanca and Citizen Kane are two of the most widely revered movies in film history; but Pattern Ghost doesn't like them and doesn't agree with that assessment. As he has the right to. What he would not have the right to, is to say that everyone who doesn't share his view is objectively wrong for doing so, and to denigrate their taste and intelligence because of that.
  7. Well, that would make for more places for individuals or small groups to hide from pursuers, or from which to sneak up on an enemy; but combatants in force would still have to advance over open ground, so missile weapons would still be valuable. In fact bows and slings that can fire in an arc over that cover would be even more useful. OTOH increased stealth possibilities would benefit a sneaky weapon like a garrote. It occurred to me that if a weight was made to hook onto the cup of a sling, so it wouldn't fall out, the sling could be used like a flail for hand-to-hand combat.
  8. "Is that one big glass eye in front of your face?"
  9. Quite a few people did give BP five stars, but if any people were calling it "the best film ever made" they must have been too few to easily spot in the crowd. You have the right to your opinion that it's not a great movie, but obviously there are very many people who would disagree with you, as is their right. Goose the cat is often being singled out -- he's a significant supporting character for the comix Captain Marvel , after all -- but only as one of several positive features that most audience tweets have mentioned. Under the review embargo they aren't allowed to say much about the film itself, only give general impressions.
  10. That's SOP for movies nowadays, especially the blockbusters. Concern over spoilers, mostly. It's actually a good sign when the studio allows first-impression review tweets well ahead of the official release date. It shows they have confidence in the movie.
  11. It was a running joke on the BP set for Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman to be referred to as "the Tolkien white guys."
  12. If as you say, many animals in your race's desert are poisonous, everyone using a ranged weapon to kill them makes even more sense. And the reptilian types may have tough scaled hides that are difficult to penetrate; but sling bullets kill primarily through concussive damage, rather than blood loss. Note that some archaeologically-recovered sling bullets have had small holes drilled in them. One theory is that they contained poison. If you choose to accept that theory, it sounds like your race would have ready access to lots of it. 😈
  13. While most smaller weapons can be employed for a stealthy "backstab," a garrote is made to be used that way. It also keeps the victim from crying out a warning.
  14. They do. The other retailers take a portion, but if you buy from the Hero Games website store, all the money goes to HG.
  15. I would suggest sending a Private Message to Jason Walters about this issue. I'm guessing it's just an oversight that the PDF isn't listed as available separately, and perhaps easily corrected. But if you don't want to wait, DriveThruRPG does seem to have it: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/3086/HERO-System-Sidekick-Revised?it=1
  16. Well, "political moralizing" can be overt, or integrated naturally into the story. IMO Black Panther, and Wonder Woman, are examples of the latter. They were cultural touchstones because they struck fundamental elements of human history and society; but those elements were a natural part of the world their characters found themselves in, and their journey of self-discovery through that world.
  17. The slings made by the Incas and other Andean peoples were often braided of different colored strands of llama wool. Quite colorful and artistic. You could build a cultural iconography out of something like that.
  18. I would recommend the sling. Cheap and simple to make from animal hide available in your environment, or preferably, some imported fabric like wool or flax; and natural ammunition should be plentiful, or easily fashioned from clay or lead as in ancient times. Since your race uses fire magic, slings could also be used to launch enchanted incendiary projectiles (maybe the "dormant fire" in obsidian could be "awakened"). Easily concealed, and since you'd like them to be able to "strike the opponent from behind," it could double as a garrote.
  19. This discussion highlights that the term, "best," is such an amalgam of subjective responses, individual viewpoints, and personal biases, no two people will be in complete agreement even on how to define it, let alone what examples of an entertainment like movies represent it. The Best Picture Oscar will represent what the majority of voting members of the Academy consider Best Picture. You can take that for what it's worth.
  20. I don't think Joe Biden has formally confirmed he'll run -- he's still "exploring." For my part, while I respect Biden and Sanders, their advanced age would be a factor for me were I voting for President, just from concern over continuity. But the field of announced candidates is wide, and as with Barack Obama, there's plenty of time for others to rise to prominence.
  21. In America, it's known as Fox News. (And that's probably enough politics for this thread.) 😛
  22. They bought their scepters used from Black Talon.
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