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  1. So, I'm running a Star Trek game on Hero. The PCs are crew members of an Ambassador Class ship (think Enterprise C) in 2380 (post Star Trek: Nemesis). I am assuming that the ship has civilians on board like the Odyssey class ships we saw in Next Gen, both dependents of Starfleet personnel and civilian contractors. My question is: what do the civilians on board a starfleet vessel do to pass the time and feel productive? The only examples I can remember from Next Gen are Wesley Crusher, a teenage genius who became an acting crew member and later a starfleet cadet; Keiko O'Brien, a biologist who passed the time teaching; and Guinan, who ran the bar/lounge and was not a dependent. What kinds of jobs could the non-starfleet people on the ship have? What would they be trusted with as far as ship operations and security matters? Obviously the minor children on board will be in school, and there could be civilian as well as starfleet teachers working full or part time. I've already decided that the big recreation lounge (ala Ten Forward on the Enterprise D) will be run by a civilian. What other jobs can people think of? I'm looking at about 200 civilians on board and I don't want them all to be twiddling their thumbs.
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    Only for Dying...

    Immortality Syndrome (Champions Powers pp 379-380) Extra Body: Only to prevent death (-2)
  3. Running a BuffyTVS game and I just realized that there are stats for stakes in Hero that I can find. I'm thinking its basically a Dagger or Shortsword depending on length, with lower PD/ED for being made of wood (per Fantasy Hero). Anyone know of official stats anywhere?
  4. I was looking through Ultimate Equipment and once again I was profoundly disappointed with the write ups for modern hand-to-hand weapons. Basically they are all some variant of club, inducing things like hammers which are written as killing attacks in fantasy games. So I am playing in a zombie survival horror game and my PC is using a crowbar as her primary weapon. What stats should it have? I'm thinking it's basically a mace that can be used one or two handed, maybe with an OCV penalty as it is not balanced as a weapon. Anybody got stats for that? Also, what type of fantasy axe would a modern fire axe compare to?
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    DunDraCon 2018

    I have submitted a Fantasy Hero game based on a game I ran at KublaCon 2017: Greyhawk Hero: Hateful Things Nearly a hundred years ago the Hateful Wars cleansed the Lortmil Mountains of Goblins, Orcs, and other evil humanoids. Now rumors of ghostly lights in the mountains around the former Hobgoblin city of Grot-Ugrat have prompted Thane Bolor Blackaxe to send messengers to the Ulek states seeking aid and offering great reward for those brave enough to win the day. Your party of adventurers have assembled at the dwarven fortress of Hoch Dunglorin to listen to his plan. https://deejmeister.net/dundracon-2018/
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    Dr. Macabre write up?

    I swear I have seen a write up for Dr. Macabre (bearer of the Janus Key) in one of the many champions books, but I cannot find it. Anyone know where he is written up?
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    Dr. Macabre write up?

    Never mind. I found it in the 5th edition Champions Universe book. Good thing I kept both editions...
  8. In the Champions Universe, the undead do not have civil rights but life forms descended from "human stock" do: A number of Supreme Court rulings have stated that the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees of due process and equal protection do not apply to sentient aliens, extradimensional entities, artifcial intelligences, and the undead, because they are not “persons” under the law. On the other hand, they do apply to mutants, mutates, clones, and genetic constructs based on human stock. Congress has, however, passed laws granting at least limited rights to all “independent, freewilled, sentient entities” in American territory. In my current Champions Universe game, the PC has met and rescued a pair of flesh golems from a would-be wizard (he used a book to make them). They are basically like Frankenstein's Monster and the Bride, free willed creatures made from human body parts sewn together and animated by alchemical magic. They have decided to turn themselves in to PRIMUS/DOSPA and request assistance in establishing themselves as sentient beings with civil rights under the law (Android, Artificial Intelligence, and Alien Life-form Rights act of 1979). My concern is that according to Stronghold (pg 30) even the Triple-A Act does not apply to the Undead: However this law and all related laws state and federal make one exception: The undead do not have civil rights. The legal ramifications of that, particularly the question of who owns the formerly deceased's property, combined with the typically evil or destructive nature of such beings, has kept them outside the ambit of the laws. I'm imagining the difficulty that a social worker or attorney would have in convincing a judge that a being made of the body parts of multiple murder victims and animated with magic has more in common with an AI robot than with a zombie. How do you all think this should go?
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    Spell Points

    Clean and simple. I like it.
  10. This sounds very much like the Fires of Heaven setting which is apparently is a part of the project Wyrmstar package.
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    New Products! Hell's Half Acre PDF

    Is there going to be a Print on Demand version of this? (Oh please, oh please!)
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    HS6E GM Screen

    Dag nabbit! I tried to give this a five star rating but I clicked on three stars and now it won't let me change it. Sorry... Great GM screen!
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    An Urban Fantasy Game Worth Looking At

    Re: An Urban Fantasy Game Worth Looking At Funny, I recently re-discovered the Borderlands series and have been in an urban fantasy mood. I'm in for $50.00.
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    How Do You Print???

    Re: How Do You Print??? Question Man: Some things I have learned along the way about printing in HTML; 1) Use Internet Explorer if you have it. Firefox dosent' seem to like the HTML sheets. 2) Check you print settings in your browser, and blank out your headers and such. Also adjusting the margins can help center your printout. 3) Reducing the text font size in your browser can make the sheets print cleaner and reduce the number of printed pages if you have a lot of powers/skills.
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    Luck System: Whimsy Cards

    Re: Luck System: Whimsy Cards Whimsy Cards predate TORG.
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    Eureka CA

    Re: Eureka CA You bet'cha! I thought I knew all the hero gamers up here. I have a regular game group that has been looking for more players/GMs. Email me and we'll hook up. deejmeister@clerk.com
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    Gasoline Wars

    Re: Gasoline Wars $2.81 Quit yer whine'in!
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    Character for Review: Gizmo

    Re: Character for Review: Gizmo A few observations: The character has very high physical characteristics for a gadgeteer (not to mentionn a diabetic). Is she an athlete, or have artificially augmented stats? On the other hand you didn't take the Normal Characteristic Maxima disad so maybe it's intentional. A character with six science skills is probably college educated so you may want to give her some non-science PS and KS to round out her education. Having recently observed a close friend's battle with adult onset diabetes, I'd take it as a Physical Limitation rather than a dependence. Diabetics don't just need insulin, they suffer constant health problems associated with varying blood sugar levels, poor circulation, reduced healing ability, etc. I'd rate an insulin dependant diabetic as Serious/Frequent (15pts) on average.
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    Need lots of good vibes my way

    Re: Need lots of good vibes my way Damn dude, there's never anything you can say when family dies that dosen't sound lame. Stay solid. Your family needs you now more than ever.
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    Superhero Images

    Since people are plugging thier favorite artists here, I should show off my friends' art. This is HotBlood by my friend Marc Curlee, and Silver Sorceress by Jacob Blacmon. Hmmm... I can't seem to get the attachment to work.
  21. Here Here! I would like to see most powers start out no range/no end/visible ect. and let people pay more uniform base costs. (If you want your normal damage attack to work at range then buy ranged for it. Want it to add to your STR? buy and advantage for that. Otherwise it just does it's base damage as a touch attack.)