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Lucius last won the day on September 25

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    It flatters me that at least four people are now using quotes from me as signatures. Maybe I should go into the aphorism business.

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  1. Lucius

    Haiku Hero

    Alas, the crabgrass gets wacked but will not stay wacked. Return of the weed. Lucius Alexander And an unwackable palindromedary
  2. I think you've miscounted. None of those work and three of them don't. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says I don't work as well as I should.
  3. Lucius

    RIP: Stan Lee

    I light the candle and turn the wheel for The Man who brought forth Myth. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary intones, What is Remembered, Lives
  4. Lucius

    Quote of the Week From My Life.

    "I often find that I am at two with Nature." Woody Allen. Lucius Alexander At two with a palindromedary
  5. The Force you must use, hundreds of dollars on car insurance to save! The Rock as Sue Storm Lady Gaga as the Thing Jack Nicholson as Joan of Arc Roseanne Barr as Gandhi Lucius Alexander As an anonymous palindromedary rider
  6. Lucius

    Making an Area Holy

    Kidding aside, it is true that what is holy can be defiled. Lucius Alexander sanctifying a palindromedary
  7. Lucius

    Supers Image game

    "Sought." Not "Seeked." Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says Lucius Alexander has no room to point out other people's bonehead mistakes
  8. Lucius

    Today's Dumb Criminal Story ...

    Or it could just be a person's name. I can testify that yes, "Latrina" has been at least one person's legal first name in the US. Worse, that person was in the military. Lucius Alexander If you don't take my word for it, ask the palindromedary
  9. Lucius

    Making an Area Holy

    The first question really is, do you WANT him to replicate the effect? If not, tell him that to replicate the effect he will have to devote his life to virtue and purity for at least a few years. That should dissuade him. If you do want to replicate the effect, there are other questions to ask (would it have the same "holy" SFX? What is the actual nature of vampires, and for that matter of Gods, in the setting? etc.) but in game terms the next question to ask is if vampires have a Complication that keeps them out of holy ground. If so, just define the effect as a Change Environment that changes the environment in a given radius to "holy." If not, and you don't want to rewrite them to have such a Complication, write the Change Environment to impose a BODy roll at a penalty and to inflict one BOD damage/phase, with the result of a failed roll being "move out of the area" and a Limitation to only effect abominations (or whatever word you use to include both undead and demonic entities.) The more unholy vitality (i.e. BOD score) a vampire has, the better it resists the effect, but give it a high enough penalty and you can make a small area just about vampire proof. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says vampires are a pain in the necks
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    Answers & Questions

    Q: Do you know why I put Obvious Accessible Focus on my full-conversion cyborg PC? A: In this context it doesn't mean "personal computer" or "politically correct." Lucius Alexander And a reifier of palindromedaries
  11. Lucius

    Answers & Questions

    Q: Why do you say my swashbuckling character needs the Acrobatics Skill? A: Because you can't take the Focus Limitation on the whole character! Lucius Alexander And a reifier of palindromedaries
  12. Lucius

    The Professions of Arms

    W is for Weaponmaster Specific types include PS: Swordsman, Spearman, Hatchetman, Archer, Martial Artist, Boxer, Wrestler, Sensei, etc. The weapons specialist should have spent at least 12 points on combat skill levels and/or martial arts maneuvers. This skill represents the expertise of a person who is devoted to a specific weapon or fighting style. When dealing with a favorite weapon type, the specialist will have far more accurate and precise knowledge of a given weapons’ value, utility, and quality; the lore and history of famous, unique, or magick weapons; the names, reputations, and history of warriors who use that weapon type or fighting style. By examining a weapon, the expert can tell where it was made, when it was made, and by whom; i.e. by Dwarven, Elven, or Human weaponsmith, or by specific culture, or possibly in the case of a famous weaponsmith, by individual. The specialist may also be able to detect frauds. This skill is complementary to Weaponsmith. More than other warriors, the specialist is able to judge another warrior’s fighting style, at least if it has any bearing on the specialist’s own. Lucius Alexander Recycling a palindromedary
  13. Coming soon to an Arby's NOWHERE NEAR me..... Lucius Alexander Ducking behind a palindromedary is the only duck I seem to be getting
  14. Lucius

    HERO master

    I wonder if this is another of those conversations in which people feel, metaphorically speaking, as if they are at opposite ends of a football field, when actually they're within arms reach of each other in a small room. That is to say, regardless of how people are expressing their positions, in actual practice I suspect you're all closer to one another than you realize. Lucius Alexander And a reifier of palindromedaries
  15. Lucius

    HERO master

    He was trained in what amounts to an Asian monastery. He probably learned a lot of Strange things. Lucius Alexander And who knows what you might pick up, hanging out with a palindromedary?