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  2. We've pretty much hit all the high points of the Great COM Debate so don't feel like you've missed anything but some minor flaming.
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  4. Stan Lee's Former Manager Arrested On Suspicion Of Abusing Him
  5. Oooh. I'm going to sidetrack now. Please forgive me. In my (mostly theoretical) Golden Age setting, the Australian military had "X Special Unit". It was based on the Real World(tm) Z Special Unit. One of it's particular duties was to counter Japanese Ninja units. In doing so, it developed the set of techniques that would, after the war, become known as "Australian Ninjitsu". I'll leave it to eager Seekers to discover the details of that discipline. After the war, some of the veterans of that unit settled down in an area of south western Queensland called Coothalla. (In reality, Coothalla is a railway siding and a rudimentary platform. My grandfather was in charge of the railway gang that built it. During WW2, his railway job was a "reserved occupation". He tried to enlist in 1939, but was refused.) The name Coothalla supposedly means "Eaglehawk" in a local indigenous language. I've got nothing. There's nothing Champions relevant here.
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  7. Below are Bear McCreary's soundtrack themes for the four "name" monsters in Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  8. We do! Questions like: --With all the advances in technology, why does belly button lint still happen? --Who likes the juice you squeeze out of cans of tuna as much as cats? --Does anyone else think that Oreo cookies are actually kinda cardboard-y? --Who writes this stuff?
  9. MAY 25, 1972, OCTAVIA LENORA SPENCER, Academy Award winning actress, was born in Montgomery, Alabama. Spencer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in liberal arts from Auburn University in 1994. She made her film debut in 1996 in “A Time to Kill.” Other films in which she has appeared include “Spiderman” (2002), “Coach Carter” (2005), and “Fruitvale Station” (2013). She has also made guest appearances on a number of television shows, including “NYPD Blue,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Ugly Betty,” and “The Big Bang Theory.” In 2003, Spencer made her first and only stage appearance in “The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife.” In 2011, she appeared in “The Help” for which she won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress-Motion Picture and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  10. I use the equipment tab for Resource Pools, and the Perks tab to track the cost of them. Works very well, but I have to manage the point costs in the pools myself. I use the notes of each ability to help me do this...like "Real Cost: 4". I do wish there were a built in option to track it automatically, but it's not that big of a deal. You can see this in action on my Here There Be Monster and Metacyber characters, campaigns in which I use Resource Pools. Attached is a character from the currennt HtbM campaign, Drew. He has a Psychic Pool (campaign specific), an Equipment Pool, and Contacts Pool. You'll want the HtbM campaign rules in your CampaignRules subfolder to fully see the character in Hero Designer...you may have to re-apply it to the character (Current Character -> Load Campaign Rules)...or just look at the raw hdc file in a text editor if you don't want to fuss around with Campaign Rules for some reason. HereThereBeMonsters.hdr DrewAltman_155_ks.hdc
  11. That really depends on which Hulk we're talking about. Hulk that can talk would have a higher COM then the engine of destruction in the movies or the Ultimate Avengers.
  12. I'm curious as to how an insurance company could "require" a super to do anything.
  13. MAY 25, 1943, LESLIE UGGAMS, actress and singer, was born in New York City. Uggams started in show business in 1950 on the television series “Beulah” and at nine was opening for such legends as LOUIS ARMSTRONG, ELLA FITZGERALD, and DINAH WASHINGTON at the APOLLO THEATRE. At 15, she appeared on the television quiz show “Name That Tune” and won $12,500 toward her college education. From 1961 to 1963, she attended the Julliard School of Music. During that same period, Uggams was a regular on “Sing Along With Mitch,” the FIRST African American performer to be regularly featured on a weekly national prime time television series. In 1968, she won the Tony Award for BEST ACTRESS in a Musical for her performance in “Hallelujah, Baby!.” In 1969, Uggams hosted “The Leslie Uggams Show,” the second television variety show to be hosted by an African American. Uggams was recognized for portraying Kizzy Reynolds in the television miniseries Roots (1977), earning Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance. In 1975, she starred in the film “Poor Pretty Eddy.” Other Broadway appearances include “King Hedley II” (2001), for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2002), and “On Golden Pond” (2005).
  14. It is also the starts of the Crawford expedition in 1782. May 25th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_expedition
  15. In 1859, Arthur Conan Doyle was born! Over 125 years after his creation, Sherlock Holmes remains the most popular fictional detective in history. Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for the 60 stories he wrote about Sherlock Holmes. His body of work includes nearly 200 novels, short stories, poems, historical books and pamphlets. Happy Birthday Arthur!
  16. Sunken forest reappears after storm in Wales https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48407795
  17. I'm curious about some power or power combinations that you as a player or GM came across that you thought awful cheesy? In 5th edition, I had a player in my group who used the power AID where half the points ended up in PD and the rest of the points back into AID creating a perpetual motion machine like power. As far as I know it wasn't illegal but kind of cheesy.
  18. ... I want to post something that would make Hermit disappointed in me.
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