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    Cool Guns for your Games

    Actually, yes. I'm not a great marksman, but I have a little Browning .22 lever action rifle that I can put rounds through quickly and on target. I'm not quite as fast with it as with my Ruger semi-auto 10-22, but I'm at least as accurate out to 25 yards. I've also got a Browning 20-gauge pump shotgun that I can shoot quickly enough to keep up with most semi-autos for five shots . . . a couple of former coworkers were amazed that I could fire so quickly with it, but I've been shooting that particular shotgun for over 30 years. I carried it when quail hunting in my teens and learned to be fast with it in the brush. We didn't have enough clay pigeons in the air at any one time to see if I was hitting much, though--I was simply shooting for speed when I was demonstrating it.
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    Genre-crossover nightmares

    That's a beatdown I'd watch!
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    Is this the question thread?

    I don't imagine it's all that great for the people whose houses have been destroyed, either.
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    And now, for your daily dose of cute...

    . . . but they're all adorable.
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    Most playable archetype

    For me, it's an energy projector--probably because that was the first character I played, the one I played the longest, and the one that I played the most frequently. (Gotta love college . . . almost the entire gaming group lived on campus, so we played up to 7 nights a week.) I've played pretty much everything archetype through the years and had fun with all of them--but Spectrum was *my* defining character.
  6. The "Basic RCMP Officer Package Deal" is on page 49 of the 2007 edition (for Fifth Edition rules) of Champions of the North. It has 45 points of abilities, perks, and skills with 35 points of disadvantages. I no longer have the BBB--mine fell apart years ago--to compare this package deal with the Policeman deal from Fourth Edition. The abilities are 'Observant: +1 PER with Sight Group' and 'Foot Pursuit: Running +1" (7" total)' for 2 points each, perks that include National Police Powers, a Weapons Permit, and 4 points' worth of Contacts. The skills listed are related to general police work and Area/City Knowledges based on jurisdiction. The disads are the Distinctive Feature of the uniform/badge, watched by the department he/she works for, and "Social Limitation: Subject to Orders (Very Frequently, Major)".
  7. There's a "Follow" box to the right of the thread title for me that allows me to specify the frequency of notifications. It also allows me to "Unfollow" the thread. Is that not working for you or do you simply not have that box?
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    Monday Morning Music Trios

    I'm not sure if I'd call "iconic" cover art, but how about this one from Dream Theater? The album was originally released 11-Sep-2001, was recalled immediately and reissued with modified artwork.
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    Site Upgrade

    Is there a "Remember me" box on the login screen on the phone and is it checked? I only use a PC, but noticed that I had to sign in a couple of times when repeating visits because I'd forgotten to check that box.
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    Marvel's The Inhumans

    The Inhumans have been introduced in an animated series--several episodes of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and a couple of the Avengers episodes that Disney XD has shown over the past couple of years. Marvel/Disney didn't actually turn the Inhumans into its own show, though.
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    Transforming polluted water to clean water

    It might depend on how big an impact it's going to be on the game . . . if clean water is scarce, I'd probably go with Minor. Otherwise, I'd think it would simply be Cosmetic.
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    The Last Word

    Who says you need kids to enjoy a Pixar movie? That's just silly, Cancer.
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    And now, for your daily dose of cute...

    Why is that patch of grass moving? Towards me . . . quickl---?
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    A Game Of Questions

    If Bueller is working as a cook, doesn't that make the question "Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Fryer? Fryer?"