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bigbywolfe

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bigbywolfe last won the day on September 4 2015

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    I'm a geek. I like RPGs and board games, but will play video games if I have to.
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  1. bigbywolfe

    Funny pics

    That's in my town. My roommate is a host and calls bingo there!
  2. bigbywolfe

    Savage Rifts

    Superheroes is one of the few genres I don't particularly like with Savage Worlds. That being said, the issue you bring up sounds more like a setting issue than a game system issue.
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    The very sensical rightwinger

    It was Christopher who started with "why do you hate republicans."
  4. bigbywolfe

    The very sensical rightwinger

    Posting that exchange you don't come out lookin that much better than him. Without seeing the background of what he had been doing it looks like you started the confrontation. If he's a troll you are literally giving him what he wants, attention and the satisfaction that he irritating someone. If he isn't a troll then he's a nut and no amount of conversation is going to persuade him, especially when you start the conversation by accusing him of trolling and badger him over exactness in his responses. "Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference"
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    Superhero Cosplayers

    My friends' daughters love Harley and Ivy
  6. I don't know about most. Magic attacks in Savage Worlds, GURPS, the few Fate settings I've played, Unisystem, Call of Cthulhu, Sixcess, some versions of Cortex, and pretty much every indie game I've ever played has required a roll. The only games, in my experience, that have auto-hit magic is D&D and its clones. And even then, most attack spells either require an attack roll or are area of effect and the single target auto-hit spells have the saving throw mechanic so someone is still having to roll to something to determine the spell's effectiveness. D&D saving throws pretty much only exist as a balancing factor to the fact that the magic was made up ad hoc without any consistent underlying system. I think the Absolute Effect rules and GM discretion cover most cases pretty well. The Absolutes in a gritty, no-magic fantasy or low powered heroic military game would not make sense in a four color comic setting. What absolutes exist, if any, is a Campaign issue, not a system issue with Hero.
  7. bigbywolfe

    Jokes

    Currently sitting at the front desk at Cray Inc. It's always a bit surreal for me when I run across references to Cray while at work.
  8. bigbywolfe

    High Men

    Just a note, 15 STR does not lift 440 pounds "with ease". 15 STR let's you barely lift 440 pounds and stagger a few steps before having to set it down. It's essentially a dead lift weight, not a casual my pick up and strike out at full pace weight.Also, heroic games often use encumbrance rules of one form or another so your movement, CV, and DEX rolls will often be effected long before you get up to 440 pounds.
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    5th Ed. Transformation: Consecrating objects

    the use of the Transform Power would be visible to 3 senses. Transform is an Instant Power, and the result of the Transform has no such requirement.
  10. I thought the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon did a decent job with her origin. Obviously it didn't match the comics, but it involved the Kree and was a good shortcut to get to the character powered up and in play.
  11. bigbywolfe

    A Thread for Random Musings

    Thanks to the help of neighbors, roommates, and the marvels of modern veterinary medicine I got to come home from work to a house entirely free of diarrhea for the first time since Thursday.
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    Funny pics

  13. That doesn't describe 80-90% of RPG publishers...
  14. bigbywolfe

    What Have You Watched Recently?

    Zoolander 2. What? Don't judge me. You wanna fight about it?
  15. bigbywolfe

    Funny pics

    "Sir, for the last time, the spider was not radioactive. It was a brown recluse." "But I can feel my 'spider-sense' tingling!" "That would be the nerve damage..." EDIT: Disclaimer, I'm almost positive I stole paraphrased that from some web-comic or other and am not actually that clever, though I'll be hanged if I can remember where it came from.
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