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RPMiller last won the day on February 16 2006

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  1. Living Steel power armor and psionics
  2. Very well written and thought out, KS. Thanks!
  3. And why would anyone want to play an RPG that wasn't cinematic at some level? You don't see people scrambling to play Cubicles and Bosses for a good reason. RPGs are to escape reality even for a short while and to be like those heroes of legend.
  4. This is all so very true, KS. It's a shame that more people aren't willing to give it a go. The good news is that now that role-playing games are experience a "revival" (read D&D is cool), I think it is easier to get the "new," younger generation to give it a go. Both my son and daughter, obviously, have played Hero, and they both really enjoyed it and didn't find it difficult. But as you said, it is that "time investment" that needs to be made to really get in to it, and the time investment for the GM is often quite large compared to other systems.
  5. My son is starting a D&D 5e group and we've been discussing GMing in general, as well as playing, and just roleplaying in general. We started sharing various YouTube videos with each other and using those as springboards for more discussion. He sent me the following video, and as I watched it, it really hit home how the Hero System really does some things really right. There's mention of how HPs don't seem to really represent damage well. How there's no easy way to determine lethality. And the importance of discussing the campaign setting with the players. These of course are all things that I, and I assume many of you take for granted as non-problems when it comes to Hero. We've got BODY vs STUN and we've got campaign planning sheets that the group can use to define the campaign as a whole including lethality, and then we can easily exercise that via the types and amounts of damage. Sure there's always bad dice rolls that can happen and terrible player decisions, but as a whole I think Hero really handles the questions of lethality better. What do you all think?
  6. This has been a consistent trend ever since the early 2000s, possibly earlier. Ever since the comics started going "darker" with every character and group, society as a whole continues to relish in the "fallen hero" or anti-hero. Look at how incredible Deadpool did at the box office. Look at the difference between the Dark Knight films' successes versus the other DC movies... oh wait, that's an entirely different problem. Anyway you get the drift. Society has become so incredibly jaded by the constant stream of "bad news" that they've lost their hopes and dreams that the early comics gave us and promoted. Sure Marvel characters were always flawed in some way, but that made them humans with powers, rather than powers parodying humans. But I think that "flawed essence" grew out of control. That's what I liked so much about Cap America: First Avenger, it actually showed what a real hero is: the willingness to personally lose everything to save others. Now we just have jokes quipping from the lips of characters and that makes them "fun" and "good" because they make us laugh. Laughter dies, hope can last for an eternity if we don't let it go.
  7. Yes, Heruca has done a lot of work to get BRPG to be compatible with Hero, and is a very nice VTT. The only con I can think of is that it isn't free, but it is very feature rich and Heruca always listens and tries to make it better for everyone--speaking from personal experience of helping him get the Hero System supported. Note: I don't personally own Battlegrounds, so I haven't been able to playtest it with Hero. I'm looking at starting up a new campaign and as such I'm looking for VTTs again, and the reason I'm here. BRPG is definitely on my list.
  8. You guys probably already know this, but you can buy the HeroDesigner code from the store. That might help you with the mechanics and code, but since it is on the character creation side rather than the combat, maybe not? Just mentioning it because I saw it the other day and wondered who might be interested in it.
  9. I can appreciate that. I suppose that it was a good thing that I started the Google+ Hero Community.
  10. There we go... Just had to read through the tips post and make a couple changes. Now I need to figure out why the email updates stopped. I'm assuming that is a new feature as well?
  11. Weird, I'm' not getting any emails from the forums anymore, and the last post I see from this thread was Aug 7th of last year. What's up with that?
  12. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER My company is every two weeks regardless of salary or hourly. It really varies widely, and is up to the organization, and State regulations in some cases.
  13. Re: A Thread for Random Videos Random you say? Really? You want random? Okay, behold! (sorry, can't link directly... oh, and it isn't a euphemism, in case you were wondering.) http://www.wimp.com/tromboneskiing/
  14. Re: A Thread for Random Videos I'm surprised someone else hasn't beaten me to this. This is exactly what we game for. This is the goal for our characters.
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