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  1. ScrewySquirrel

    Supers Image game

    The Dapper Man. The Dapper Man is a Phantom Thief who has never been caught, in spite of announcing via a fancy calling card whatever it is he plans to steal. Active since the 1920s, he is thought at this point, almost a hundred years later, to be a legacy spanning generations now. He has stolen multi-Karat gems from museums, priceless paintings, even intervened at weddings ("I'll steal your bride!"). He has succeeded against Police and even Superheroic protection. His powers origins are unknown, but are believed to have some combination of stealth,or invisibility, subversion of electronic surveillance, and possibly teleportation and magic. The cane he caries may be of magical origin, but he has been observed to use it as a melee weapon. The crystal at the tip has been seen to glow, so may also be a magic wand or staff of some sort. What he steals is almost impossible to fence, so it is suspected that he is doing this for the thrill or the challenge, rather than for money. Often the stolen items are found anywhere from a few hours to a few months later. Kidnapped people are usually released in very short order, but always seem to have changed their minds over whatever it was they were kidnapped/stolen over.
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    Supers Image game

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    Not a conversion, but I did low-level (around 50 points) writeups of Chito and Yuri, the two main (and only) characters of the post-apocalyptic Girls Last Tour. They could make godo post-apoc NPC
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    Martial Art(s) for a Batman-esque Character

    if your character is from the US, the good news is there's a school somewhere for almost any of the major martial arts that don't discriminate by background. flavorful ones: Karate - classic Okinawan art, and a good starting point Kempo - a different Japanese art that is very syncretic - it borrows from everything that works Ju-jutsu (Judo as a "KS: Judo: Sport" might be an interesting additional KS) Savate or Tai Kwon Do for a kick-specialist Wing Chun Kung Fu (the most popular) Jeet Kun Do - Bruce Lee created this style as a practical art. Muay Thai - for brutal, dark fighting - Thai kickboxing kills several practitioners a year Capoiera - Performance: Dancing would improve the art Boxing/MMA - Manly fisticuffs Hapkido - a Korean art mixing punches kicks and throws, also an unusual choice
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    COH builds

    any room to post our own COH toons?
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    Genre-crossover nightmares

    dreaded anime crossover: The Dirty Pair meets Akira. (whats left of the planet?)
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    How would you build this disadvantage?

    Don't forget, death isn't the only reason this happens. It could be as simple as she/he was only travelling through, moved away, ended up not liking you, or yes, killed in some way for extra angst.
  8. An upload of my draft of Ange: Ange le Carré VAL CHA Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- HTH Damage 2d6 END [1] 20 DEX 20 13- 15 CON 5 12- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 13 EGO 3 12- 18 PRE 8 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6 7 OCV 20 7 DCV 20 3 OMCV 0 5 DMCV 6 4 SPD 20 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 2 PD 0 2 PD (0 rPD) 2 ED 0 2 ED (0 rED) 8 REC 4 30 END 2 13 BODY 3 40 STUN 10 Movement Cost Meters Notes RUNNING 2 14m/28m END [1] SWIMMING 0 4m/8m END [1] LEAPING 0 4m 4m forward, 2m upward FLIGHT 16m/64m Characteristics Total: 126 Cost Powers C=Ball (all powered by Cavorite Core END Reserve) - END= 4 1) Clinging (normal STR) (10 Active Points); OAF (-1), Costs Endurance (-1/2), Unified Power (-1/4) - END=1 16 2) Flight 16m, Position Shift, x4 Noncombat, No Gravity Penalty (+1/2) (39 Active Points); OAF (-1), Unified Power (-1/4), Costs END To Maintain (Half END Cost; -1/4) - END=4 7 3) +25 STR (25 Active Points); Limited Power Power loses about half of its effectiveness (Only for Lifting touched people/objects; -1), OAF (-1), Costs END To Maintain (Full END Cost; -1/2), Unified Power (-1/4) - END=2 Cavorite Core - END= 11 1) Cavorite power: Endurance Reserve (50 END, 4 REC) Reserve: (17 Active Points); OIF (Cavorite Core; -1/2), Limited Power Power loses about a fourth of its effectiveness (if END reduced to 0, device ceases to function until a new core can be added; -1/4) - END=0 1 2) Recovery (+6 REC); (4 Active Points); Limited Recovery (Only when Immersed in cold; -2), OIF (Cavorite Core; -1/2) - END=0 Powers Total: 39 Cost Skills 5 Acting 14- 2 Mimicry 14- (7 Active Points); Limited Power Power loses almost all of its effectiveness (Can only perfectly imitate The Princess; -2) 3 Breakfall 13- 5 Cramming 3 Cryptography 12- 3 Deduction 12- 3 Disguise 12- 3 High Society 13- 3 Interrogation 13- 5 Lockpicking 14- 2 PS: Spy 11- 5 Stealth 14- 3 Sleight Of Hand 13- 1 WF: Handguns 2 Language: Morse Code (fluent conversation) 1 Language: English (imitate dialects) (5 Active Points) 4 +2 with any single attack: Pistol shot Skills Total: 53 Cost Perks 2 Deep Cover Perks Total: 2 Cost Talents 5 Eidetic Memory Talents Total: 5 Value Complications 15 Hunted: Commonwealth Intel Frequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Watching) 5 Physical Complication: Underage: 17 (Infrequently; Barely Impairing) 20 Hunted: Kingdom Counter Intelligence Infrequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Harshly Punish) 5 Psychological Complication: Distant and aloof (Uncommon; Moderate) 5 Social Complication: Secret ID: Actually Princess Charlotte of Albion Infrequently, Minor Complications Points: 50 Base Points: 225 Experience: 0 Experience Unspent: 0 Total Character Cost: 225 In equipment she carries a 6-shot Webley-Foster Automatic Revolver in .455 : 1d6+1 RKA, 6 shots with 2 or 3 speed loader reloads., and a grapple line
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    How would you build this disadvantage?

    anyone have a suggestion?
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    Headlight: Sight Group Images 1" radius, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (15 Active Points); Only To Create Light (-1), OAF (Headlamp; -1), Limited Arc Of Fire (60 degrees; Only on same horizontal level; -3/4)
  11. The 'Cartwright Curse' Any Love Interest that the hero meets is either dead or otherwise removed forever from his or her life by the end of the episode or story arc. Named for the distressing frequency it happened to the Cartwrights on Bonanza, but it also turns up in a bunch of other stories. In Bonanza, Ben Cartwright, the patriarch of the Cartwright family, has three sons from three different women. One of his wives died in childbirth, another died after falling from a horse, while the other one was killed in an Indian attack. Each Cartwright man has a string of girlfriends over 14 seasons, many of whom do not survive the experience. The worst man to flirt with, statistically, was the youngest, Little Joe Cartwright: over 14 seasons, he had 39 girlfriends, 25.6% of whom died. His girlfriend mortality rate became so legendary that other TV shows started to lampshade it. (For example, on Happy Days, Mrs. Cunningham refuses to watch any episode where Little Joe gets engaged, simply because "that girl is headed straight for Boot Hill!") In the Anime Devil Hunter Yohko, Yohko had a hard enough time asking guys out to begin with (and to be honest, she's shy, but frisky -- so its doubly irritating). But, after becoming the next Devil Hunter in the Mano Family line, anyone she takes a romantic interest in either dies, or ends up possessed by demonkind, to ensure she never has children, as a ploy by her demonic enemies so she won't be able to continue the bloodline. In comics, Starfire doesn't catch a break in her romantic life, since every love interest she had other than Dick Grayson died. Getting in bed with James Bond is, under Massachusetts state law, Assisted Suicide. Tracy, the one woman whom he married in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, didn't even make it to her honeymoon (and really, how cruel is that? Why else would anyone marry James Bond if not for the experience of the honeymoon?) Even Dominique Paradis, the first girl in video game Nightfire gets kicked off a roof for her trouble. Generally speaking, it's best to be the second woman Bond hooks up with during the course of a mission, but even then, they don't usually show up a second time. And every time Samurai Jack tries to get a love interest, it ends so badly because Aku always gets involved. so, its clearly some for of unluck, but it applies to others, not directly to you. Is this even buildable in HERO?
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    Play by Chat Room

    Well, there's a chat room to use: https://discord.gg/xuwfMCN
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    Genre-crossover nightmares

    Ladies and gentlemen: Place your bets!
  14. This seems to want to go in 'other genres' -its a mix of Anime, Steampunk, and Spy Action.Might fit Pulp, but not quite. I am thinking about a campaign world set in the world of the anime "Princess Principal" in the late 19th century, the Kingdom of Albion discovered and maintained a monopoly of the anti-gravite substance "Cavorite". With its fleet of Cavorite-equipped Airships, it became the dominant superpower, gaining control of much of the world. About 1900, however, there was a Socialist/Democratic Revolution that overthrew the kingdom and created a brief civil war. The war ended with a draw, and a gigantic wall running through the west end of London separates The Kingdom from the commonwealth. 10 years later, a secret war between spies and intelligence agencies is going on, with both sides trying to keep incidents out of the public eye lest it brew up not just a renewed civil war, but a world war becauseof the alliances both sides have made. Like the show, PCs will be students (15-20) working for Commonwealth Intelligence undercover at the Queens Mayfaire Academy in London, a prestigious school. So we have Victorian/Edwardian Steampunk Spy Drama, in high school the main characters in the anime: Dorothy: Trained in Intel from an orphanage in the Commonwealth, Dorothy is 20 years old, but pretending to be a high schooler (See 21 Jump Street). skilled in espionage and combat-trained, she's the Driver and gun-maintenance expert, and the main point of contact with control. Nominal Leader of the team Ange Le Carre: 17. Also trained in the same orphanage as Dorothy, Ange is the most 'James Bond Like': a master actor (she can change roles and personality at the drop of a hat) and eternal liar. She's skill with pistols and has a unique, miniaturized Cavorite ball that lets her nullify or change the direction of gravity around her, and objects she touches. The most skilled at spycraft, she tends to be the leader in the field. She's also a dead look-alike to .... Princess Charlotte: The Queen's favorite grandchild, but otherwise has no political support. She's 17. She and Ange were childhood friends, but no one else knows this, and look enough alike that Ange in a wig can pass for her (think "The Prince and the Pauper"). She's joined the Commonwealth in hopes of moving up in the line of succession, in order to make changes that would lead to the removal of the wall and reuniting Albion, and allow her and Ange to stay together. Beatrice: Charlotte's closest friend, age 16. Child of a minor baron who was a Mad Scientist. He experimented on her, including replacing her voicebox with a mechanical one, and possibly other changes. This allows her to perfectly mimic any voice she's ever heard. Initially reluctant, she has joined teh rest of the team primarity out of loyalty to the Princess, who was the only person to treat her nicely after she was turned into a Cyborg. Not very good in combat, but small, cute and easy to overlook in person and her ability to mimic voices makes her very good at information gathering. In addition she's very mechanically adept at her own voicebox maintenance and with large steam machinery. Chise: A Samurai/Ninja girl (also 16) from Japan who was assigned by the Japanese Ambassador to the Kingdom to join this group of commonwealth spies (aftr the Princess helped prevent an assassin from killing him, He has agreed to work with both sides). Chise is assigned to see which side will make the better ally for Japan. The best hand-to-hand combatant around, and Fish out of water. Obviously, Player Characters would not be this same team, but it shoudl give you some idea of what a proper PC should be like. But we have a little bit of steampunk-style Cybernetics and High-tech devices (Like Cavorite), james bond-style action and 'cases' sent from control. And not everyone's agenda in sync. my question is how should I set up character generation to allow, say, a Cavorite ball...but only ONE miniaturized anti-gravity machine as such a small device is considered bleeding edge technology. Limited cyberware but not total replacement, Bond-style gadgetry with a steampunk twist. A PC should have a 'niche' they can fill but should also have secrets and slightly different agendas. Within the show, Cavorite is basically top secret military-only tech (though there are some civiliian passenger airships, the Air Force stll runs the Cavorite engines). Its also highly toxic (Cavorite poisoning requires hospitalization and extremely expensive surgery), and Ange's C-Ball is very temperamental - it can only be used for short periods (maybe 5 minutes) before overheating and the Cavorite cracking, bit it can be refrigerated to extend use. Normally its required to be in a large engine, in order to power the Air Fleet (though they are more Dreadnoughts with airbags than Zeppelins). so the miniaturized Cavorite Ball is cutting edge tech - one mission in the show is sabotaging a kingdom research into a C-ball. Also, in broad strokes at least 'First Men on the Moon' is part of the backstory - Selenites are mentioned as existing. questions: How would you build the cavorite ball? Beatrices voice changing? any other steampunk spy gadgetry? whats a viable point value for PCs? Initial thoughts on the C-ball is 6 (maybe 8) inches flight, STR 25/30 only for holding objects (either teammates or lifting a weight as much as a small car), STR 10 Clinging (wallwalking), and Missile Deflection - with it activated even machine guns seem to just miss. Not sure about how I'd do the mimicry.
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    City of Heroes - Online Hero Game

    Re: City of Heroes - Online Hero Game to that list you can add me: I'm @Hervy and have characters on every server, but usually I'm in Freedom. Usually you can find me operating with the Repeat Offenders metaSupergroup