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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

    Different REC based on powers used

    How is a Drain going to increase the END? Lucius Alexander The palindromedary predicts cloudy with a chance of Drain
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    Different REC based on powers used

    Give the Electrical Powers a Side Effect: Drain END, with a long recovery time. That way the power costs END as normal then on top of that drains, say, 1d6 END that don't come back for five minutes, or an hour, or however long you and the Game Operations Director agree on. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says a fire power may burn through END but what the electrical power does to END is shocking
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    I challenge you!

    e, just because I don't know how to make the other symbol on my keyboard. Mathematical concept vs webcomic: Order of Magnitude vs Order of the Stick Lucius Alexander Feeding the palindromedary a pecan pi
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    Normal Dice and Does Body & Pen.

    I don't think I have to, no. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary can't make me and doesn't want to
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    Normal Dice and Does Body & Pen.

    Iron Fist: (Total: 4 Active Cost, 4 Real Cost) Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand d6 (Reduced Negation (1)), Penetrating (x2; +1) (4 Active Points) (Real Cost: 4) Yes, that's a no d6 Killing attack. The only damage it does is what's added by STR and maneuvers, but the damage is Penetrating. It also negates negation. Lucius Alexander And a palindromedary limited to abnormal attacks.
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    Changes in a world with superpowers

    What makes you think they don't? Lucius Alexander Not that the palindromedary and I know anything about it....
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    Jokes

    Staff of Braniff: (Total: 145 Active Cost, 20 Real Cost) Teleportation: Floating Fixed Location (12 Locations) (60 Active Points); Extra Time (6 Hours, Character May Take No Other Actions, -3 3/4), OAF (-1), Incantations (-1/4) (Real Cost: 10) <b>plus</b> Teleportation 1m, No Relative Velocity, Safe Blind Teleport (+1/4), MegaScale (1m = 10,000 km; +2) (36 Active Points); Extra Time (6 Hours, Character May Take No Other Actions, -3 3/4), OAF (-1), Can Only Teleport To Floating Fixed Locations (-1/2), Linked (Teleportation: Floating Fixed Location; -1/2), Incantations (-1/4) (Real Cost: 5) <b>plus</b> Teleportation 1m, No Relative Velocity, Safe Blind Teleport (+1/4), Trigger (Activating the Trigger requires a Zero Phase Action, Trigger requires a Turn or more to reset; +1/4), Usable As Attack (x4 maximum weight per inanimate target; +1), Grantor can only grant the power to others, Grantor pays the END whenever the power is used, MegaScale (1m = 10,000 km; +2) (49 Active Points); Extra Time (1 Week, -4 1/2), OAF (-1), No Conscious Control (Only Effects cannot be controlled; -1), Can Only Teleport To Floating Fixed Locations (-1/2), Costs Endurance (-1/2), Incantations (-1/4), Linked (Teleportation; -1/4), Leaves A Trail (-0) (Real Cost: 5) Lucius Alexander did the palindromedary eat my luggage??
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    In other news...

    "Built in 1530, Craignethan is noted for its fortifications, which were built to protect it from artillery " But it's not built to withstand badgers, obviously. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary wonders why a badger would want part of a 500 year old Scottish castle.
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    Order of the Stick

    "You can't come do evil stuff with me after!" Lucius Alexander The palindromedary wants to go do good stuff
  10. "Life is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains" Robinson Jeffers Last sand grain in place Days of prayer, careful work, now Scatter to the winds Lucius Alexander Ask the palindromedary about yak butter
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    Doubt about the magic system

    That IS a titanic deed. That Skill Roll is more limiting than it looks. It takes a penalty based on the Active Points in the spell. So it a spell has 75 Active Points, that's a -8 penalty. The character could have a Magic Skill of, say, 16 or less, and then find that to actually cast that spell they have only an 8 or less chance. Well, one reason infinite spells in D&D would be a nightmare is that the spells are so powerful. But no one has a problem with a warrior swinging a sword a thousand times in a day. (well, the monsters getting a sword swung at them might have a problem, but who cares what they think?) If the spells are not that much more powerful than a warrior's abilities, there is less reason to put big restrictions on them. With a batch of people new to Hero, you will probably be creating the characters anyway. So you can control how powerful the spells are and how they work. What I did, was require spellcasters to buy an END Reserve, renamed "Mana Pool." You can put whatever Limitations you like on the RECovery of that END Reserve; including only refilling once a day. I ALSO put the "Requires a Roll" on the END Reserve and NOT on the spells; this has the effect of still requiring a roll to cast the spell (because you can't cast the spell without spending END, and it has to come from that Reserve) but the roll is not so cripplingly penalized because it's hard to spend enough Active Points of END to invoke the penalty. (no penalty at up to 25 END.) When the spellcaster is out of Mana, they have to stop casting until they replenish it (however you define as a way to replenish - rest, prayer, study, doing good deeds, sacrificing small animals, whatever.) But if you are looking for a way to put an upper limit on how many spells can be cast per day, one thing you can do (perhaps in combination with the Mana Pool) is put the Charges Limitation on the MAGIC SKILL itself - you only get so many rolls on that Skill in a given day. Alternatively, you can put a Requires a Roll: Burnout Limitation on the Skill, so that rolling too high "burns out" the Skill and it can't be used the rest of the day. That makes it less predictable as to when the magic will run dry - whether that's good or bad is up to what you think. Lucius Alexander Summon Palindromedary
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    Are we too hard on Wil Wheaton?

    They're not letting Wil Wheaton steer are they? Lucius Alexander Air Force Surplus Palindromedary
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    6th Edition Conversions

    I'm sorry, but I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the idea that when you said "Come up with a replacement" you meant "why buy blocking at range to protect yourself?" Lucius Alexander The palindromedary has two heads and neither one is wrapping well around that idea.
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    Are we too hard on Wil Wheaton?

    Well, I doubt the US Navy is helming a trillion dollar starship on the fringes of known space. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary however says I might be surprised.
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    Answers & Questions

    Q: What are we standing in this line for? Since when does an invading army go through customs? A: This soul is paid in machines Lucius Alexander the palindromedary is experiencing deja vu
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