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Christopher R Taylor

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About Christopher R Taylor

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  • Birthday 12/09/1965

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    Salem, Oregon
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    Gaming, Theology, History, Music, Outdoors, Automotive and Airplane technology, Art
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    Author and illustrator

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  1. Christopher R Taylor

    Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three announced

    Maybe the real Nick Fury, but this is MCU Nick Fury, totally different story.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three announced

    Trailer is kind of underwhelming. Brie doesn't seem to have any charisma or personality, but she's Nick Fury's inspiration to stay in SHIELD (or whatever the organization is at this point. Retconning is supposed to make us believe the world was caught up in the Kree-Skrull wars but nobody remembered that or brought it up with Iron Man or the Alien invasion of NYC? But we'll get to find out how Nick Fury lost his eye.
  3. Christopher R Taylor

    2018 Baseball Thread (MLB and whatever)

    Dodgers have the best park organist in the game. That is all.
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    Takes No Body

    Please delete this post, mods. Its pointless.
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    Takes No Body

    Wouldn't that work for Takes no Body, too? I'm gonna give up suggesting ideas to debate on here, every time it turns into "here's why that's stupid and you should shut up because its new and that frightens us, precious"
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    Takes No Body

    No, its not nit picking. Taking no body is like taking no stun. You could simulate "Takes No Stun" by buying someone with a huge amount of stun and recovery or self healing but its still suffering stun damage and recovering it instead of taking none at all. All these arguments people are bringing up are applicable to TNS and yet hey, that power is in the rules, because it simulates a certain kind of build better than a block o' powers! People need to think more generically here, as in the way you build Hero powers and not fixate on Toon. I only used that as an introduction: here's how the power acts. Broaden your mind and horizons. Think a bit: how would you build a character that simply takes no body damage (the way other automotons take no stun! Its as if we already have a mechanic in the game to compare it to!). This isn't restricted to the game Toon, okay? Sometimes I think Hero players are like vampires to sunlight when it comes to new ideas: it burnnns!!!! Make it go away!!!!!
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    Takes No Body

    Regeneration causes you to actually take body, you just don't die. Further, there is a built-in method which can permanently kill you as part of the purchase. If you build Ditzy the Duck cartoon character brought to life in a Champions campaign, its not a campaign feature. Its a character in a regular superhero setting with a distinct set of powers. Now do "Takes No Stun"
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    Takes No Body

    I've been pondering something lately, an automaton power that simulates creatures like Bugs Bunny who can be crushed, stabbed, electrocuted, burnt, exploded, poisoned, acidified, etc but never really harmed. In the game "Toon" they call it being "bonked" where the character cannot ever die but can be temporarily stunned or inconvenienced (Wiley E Coyote falls 9000 feet and pancakes, but is fine the next scene). In Hero terms this seems like a character who can take Stun, but takes no Body from an attack. I'm not really sure how many points this would be worth, it seems like fewer than Takes No Stun, simply because in Hero body is a less common attack, so wouldn't be as much a threat. And it doesn't prevent being stunned, either. I can see a two-stage power like Takes no Stun, however: Takes No Body (temporarily loses abilities - loses the ability to use an arm when it sustains enough trauma, but only for a short time such as a turn) Takes No Body (unkillable) Now, this would have to cost more than the regeneration ability that prevents death (since it has no method to kill included), but not a lot more because that's all it really does. But obviously such a character would not bleed - what would it do? SO that should be folded into the price as well. Maybe 40 and 55 points? Granted this could be heavily abused if not carefully written and controlled. Someone who bought both Takes No Stun and Takes No Body could still be defeated (tied up, buried in concrete, mind controlled, teleported miles away, etc) but they would be unstoppable otherwise, so its probably worth a clause that this power should never be taken with TNS without GM permission and very special circumstances. But in the toolkit it would allow for some interesting builds and character concepts, ones that regeneration sort of simulates at present.
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    Denisty Increase Pricing (6e)

    I haven't seen Density Increase really used as a power very often except when I was building creatures like hippos, to represent their mass in addition to just size. If the cost is too low, even min/maxers aren't really taking advantage of it that I've seen. Not like Combat Luck and Damage Negation, at least.
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    If the Japanese won World War 2 how would the United States be changed?

    Well I meant less a general indictment of bigotry by Japanese than a specific cultural attitude at the time of WW2, where after centuries of basically isolation and propaganda the Imperial nation had very high opinions of themselves and very low opinions of everyone else on earth. And there was some reason for thinking so; their planes were much better than what the US had to put out there at first, for example. But it did lead them to some pretty atrocious (atrocity-laden) treatment of conquered peoples and prisoners, sadly. And as Assault noted, that led them to self-defeating behavior.
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    Maptool and Hero System

    I think Maptool was originally built to run Hero wasn't it?
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    If the Japanese won World War 2 how would the United States be changed?

    Yeah in order for the Japanese expansion to really take hold and be successful you have to presume a lower level of bigotry and arrogance on the part of the Japanese leadership and culture. So that when they conquer an area, they don't treat it with withering contempt and its people like subhuman trash.
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    If the Japanese won World War 2 how would the United States be changed?

    Huey Long was enormously popular as a populist, and growing rapidly in popularity. Think of him as a Bernie Sanders type candidate, who died conveniently before he became too significant.
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    If the Japanese won World War 2 how would the United States be changed?

    A few minor things changing could have really made a huge difference in the overall events of the war. Hitler keeping the attack going in the Battle of Britain just a little while longer would have revealed that the Brits were basically out of airplane fuel. They could have taken England, which means ZERO staging ground for the USA to join the war from. Hitler not attacking Russia would have meant he could focus on solidifying his grasp of Europe and taking England. Japan not attacking Pearl Harbor would have meant no US involvement in the war perhaps ever. Huey Long not being mysteriously assassinated by his own bodyguards could have meant Roosevelt removed from office and a total shift in US policy to isolationism and cutting off England. Its just the little things that usually are the turning points, but they're rarely obvious when you're going through it.
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    Superhero Cosplayers

    Ann Hathaway for Oceans whatever, looking more like the Scarlet Witch than the Scarlet Witch