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  1. 5 points
    What radical elements? The ones that think that taxation should return to Eisenhower levels? The ones that think that cops should be penalized for bad behavior? That health care shouldn't be for-profit? That violent people shouldn't have access to guns? That corporations shouldn't be allowed to ruin the environment (or the economy) for their own profit? That the government should provide some sort of post-secondary education? That we fight in too many damn wars? That corporations get subsidized for doing what they would do anyway? That government should help people that need help? That all US citizens should be allowed to vote?
  2. 5 points
    mattingly

    "Neat" Pictures

  3. 3 points
    These two songs which were out at the same time are the reason I am still around
  4. 3 points
    The Last Dragon, Bruce Leroy - a martial arts master who wields the power of...THE GLOW
  5. 3 points
    cptpatriot

    The Old C64 Video Game

    This was the only Champions game that they were talking about back in the days. It was highlighted in Computer Gaming World Issue 93/April 92 ( http://www.cgwmuseum.org/galleries/index.php?year=1992&pub=2&id=93 )
  6. 3 points
  7. 2 points
    This...this is what kept me off the ledge in high school.
  8. 2 points
    Cancer

    SUPERDRAFT: Cast your Fantasy KINGDOM!

    Since I misread things and have fewer optional roles to fill than I at first thought, I will make three picks now after sitting idle for two days. In our first post we noted that Slick von Slime (played by Jack Cassidy) is worried about rival Trp the Twrp invading and wiping him out. Part of the reason for that concern is that Slick has no sons ... but he does have daughters. (Jean Harlow, Consort) Slick married well, in more senses that one; his consort, Princess Hilde von Bujah, played by Jean Harlow, is astute, devoted to Slick, and gorgeous. And although she was unable to give Slick a son, the gorgeous part did breed true. Jayne Mansfield, Heir The Heir, Princess Brunnhilde, portrayed by Jayne Mansfield, is spectacular, and her younger sister Sieglinde, played by Mamie van Doren (this is our Optional Character), is in no way eclipsed by her sister. Mamie Van Doren, 2nd daughter (extra character) As pointed out by Slick's counsellor, the Wizard to be picked at a later date, the daughters are assets (ahem) that can be played in the high-stakes game of dynastic politics.
  9. 2 points
    Psybolt

    SUPERDRAFT: Cast your Fantasy KINGDOM!

    Wizard: Sebastian DeClercq played by the incomparable Alan Rickman
  10. 2 points
    Hugh Neilson

    The Batman

    While expensive actors for cameos, all of these characters fit well in a "Batman as Detective" movie in roles of contacts he might question, rather than the villain of the piece. Pick one to be the major villain, and the other three as cameo players Bats questions or investigates for intel, and the other three could play more major roles in sequels.
  11. 2 points
    I have doubts that playing it safe, trying to appeal to moderate viewpoints, is the way to win the next presidential election. Donald Trump presented a vision of America that, as wrong-headed as I believe it is, was bold and in some ways radical, but it resonated with enough voters to put him in the White House. What I hear and read from Americans generally is that the they feel the country, and the world, are at a political, social, environmental tipping point. Bold choices need to be made, and I suspect Americans are in the mood for decisive leadership. IMO the Democrats need to present an alternative vision of America to Trump's, one that emphasizes hope and compassion to counter his message of fear and hatred.
  12. 2 points
    Bazza

    The Most Annoying Song of All Time

    Or Wham.
  13. 2 points
    Sundog

    League of Justice 80’s Style

    Condorman is a great film. About a not-so-great super, but still... Might I suggest...
  14. 2 points
    Our Hero: Kyliegh Curran as Wyldsyde
  15. 2 points
    Interesting situation. It strikes me that you are building encounters where the PCs can easily overwhelm a small set of opponents, who may be at varying power levels, with very focused paralysis spells. I would recommend the following: 1. Increase the number of opponents. They don't have to be more powerful, just more numerous. This will keep the PCs on their toes and open opportunities for the villains to actually strike back, protect, counter-attack. Don't forget to apply the multiple attacker penalty on their DCV. 2. Include among your villains casters who can do the same things: have the PCs be mentally paralyzed and sent to the hospital for a few months. 3. If the PCs are known for these tactics, clever opponents will arrive prepared: consider spell reflection abilities or wards, or spell nullification preparations. I would pay good money to see one of them cast that spell and have it reflected back on them. The look ought to be priceless. 4. Consider having the villains have exotic pets: have some unearthly monsters with high mental immunity - constructs, high powered enslaved undead - things that will generally be immune to mental powers. Overall, the players are acting out a specialization with that power. All you need to do is create a setting in which the specialization does not apply. That should put them over the flame for a while. Just my $0.02.
  16. 2 points
    Noncombat characteristics higher than 8?
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  18. 1 point
    Tjack

    League of Justice 80’s Style

    Right now I’m listening to Buckaroo Banzai as I surf the net and I got to thinking that the ‘80’s might have been Hollywood’s last gasp at creating true heroes until the recent surge of Superhero movies. Well, neurons started misfiring and I started to imagine an American “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”. So far I’ve got Buckaroo leading Remo Williams, Meteor Man, Buffy (the original) vampire slayer and an American (Highlander style) immortal. The only criteria’s would be original movie characters from the ‘80’s (So no Batman or Greatest American Hero) and no dark or “anti” heroes. (So no Professional or Hackers) Anybody have any candidates?
  19. 1 point
    Greywind

    The Batman

    Matthew McConaughey Cast As Two Face In The New ‘Batman’ Film
  20. 1 point
    If you’ve really got a thing for this song, you’re gonna either love me or hate me for this. I saw her do this song from about six feet away at the Park St. station subway stop about a million years ago when she was still just a street singer back in Boston. It hit me like a ton of bricks then and then years later when I heard it on the radio I was so happy she made it big.
  21. 1 point
    Bazza

    SUPERDRAFT: Cast your Fantasy KINGDOM!

    Audrey Hepburn as Designated Heir Artis* Pendragon. Audrey is about the age from Roman Holiday (24-ish) *Artis is a feminine name, Celtic for Bear, just as Arthur means bear. The feminine for Arthur is Arthurette is just sounds corny. Artis lives with her dad the barkeep Humphrey Bogart, and Artis is unaware who her mother is, ergo unaware she is a Pendragon.
  22. 1 point
    Steve Long

    Grab&Throw -MultiAttack

    Thanks! Glad you're enjoying the books. As a “Yield Sign” Maneuver, a Multiple Attack is, of course, under the GM’s control; there may be some things he doesn’t want to allow for game balance considerations, or other reasons. But if a character’s willing to take on the usual penalties and drawbacks for a Multiple Attack, I (and I think most GMs) would let him do a Grab-and-Throw at another target as a Multiple Attack. As you note, a Multiple Attack can mix HTH and Ranged attacks, and I don’t think what you’re describing is likely to cause problems in most situations.
  23. 1 point
    death tribble

    The Batman

    Yeah, because they are dense, they are retarded or something ? Just who do they think they are fighting ? The Gosh Darned Batman !
  24. 1 point
    That classic scene from Lord of the Rings where Gandalf faces off against the Balrog in the Mines of Moria with a dog playing the Balrog and a cat playing Gandalf
  25. 1 point
    death tribble

    The Batman

    It actually sounds like they are remaking the Adam West Batman movie and changing the Joker to Two Face.
  26. 1 point
    Fear sells. The best we can hope of is that the fear being sold is of something that's reasonable and not racist and xenophobic. Fear of the environment being destroyed, and fear of climate change being two I'd put in that category, but drumming up fear of people has a lot more immediacy, unfortunately.
  27. 1 point
    Pariah

    The Most Annoying Song of All Time

    Mariah Carey I can handle. (Besides, it's one of Lady P's favourites, so whether or not I like it is moot in any case.) The three I despise are: 1) That non-Christmas protest song by John Lennon 2) The aforementioned non-Christmas breakup song by Wham 3) Any version of "Santa Baby" not sung by Eartha Kitt There are some other stinkers, but these are the three worst, IMHO. I made it through the entire holiday season having heard only one of them, thank the heavens.
  28. 1 point
    These three points, at least, could certainly be viewed as 'radical' based on how different they are from how things have traditionally worked in America. And a fourth (ruining the environment) will likely be viewed as nanny-state ideology. I'm not saying you're wrong about any of this. But I don't think you can assume that the rightness of these issues is self-evident to all American voters.
  29. 1 point
    BoloOfEarth

    NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Enter the Sharknado starring Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West.
  30. 1 point
    Tjack

    League of Justice 80’s Style

    I have a soft spot for John Matrix. I once GM’ed a team who’s UNTIL contact was Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Matrix. The now adult version of Alyssa Milano’s character. Even with the quotes I threw in it took them half of forever to figure it out.
  31. 1 point
    Sundog

    Create a Villain Theme Team!

    Go-Zilla Six inches tall, cheap plastic...all but unstoppable. This tiny titan (made as a cheap knockoff of a popular Japanese movie monster) stomps around looking silly - until it's NUCLEAR RADIATION BREATH WEAPON starts melting everything in sight!
  32. 1 point
    tkdguy

    League of Justice 80’s Style

    I thought it was a blast. Cheesy as hell, but a lot of fun.
  33. 1 point
    Old Man

    Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Speaking truth to power does that sometimes.
  34. 1 point
    massey

    The Batman

    Alright alright alright.
  35. 1 point
    Old Man

    2019-2020 NFL Thread

    Hopefully that would bring about the end of the universe and we wouldn't have to suffer long.
  36. 1 point
    IndianaJoe3

    What happened to HERO?

    I am (slowly) writing, as a fan project, Champions Lite. It is intended to be a free, simplified version of Champions. It will, naturally, be incomplete, with abridged lists of skills, powers, power modifiers, and complications. However, the core will be Hero, and every Champions Lite character will be usable, unmodified, with the full version.
  37. 1 point
    Cygnia

    "Neat" Pictures

    "Planescape" was my setting of choice.
  38. 1 point
    Breaking the Benny Hill Barrier: When the speedster is doing something wacky at super-speed, the sound of Yakkety Sax can be heard. The Adam West Effect: When the hero punches someone, the words "POW!" "BAM!" "KA-BLAM!" appear.** ** Actually did this once. Foxbat had stolen a replica Batmobile, as well as costumes and other stuff from the 1960s Batman TV show, and the heroes figured out that he planned to kidnap Adam West and Burt Ward after arranging to have them appear at a mall opening. With part of his gadget pool, Foxbat created the Photonic Optical Waveform (POW) generator, to project holograms of "POW!" etc. during the expected fight with superheroes. He even had a "WHIFF!" projected if one of the heroes missed.
  39. 1 point
    Michael Hopcroft

    In other news...

    Confessions are usually treated as confidential -- but clergy (who are unpaid volunteers) are also mandatory reporters. In addition, one of the Articles of Faith specifies obedience to civil law. The Bishop or panel in question were probably blindsided by an admission this monstrous, and it's reasonable to think that doing your time in prison can be part of your repentance process. The Twelfth Article of Faith states "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." It is not unreasonable to think that if you do something terrible you should and will be held accountable. Which does not say the confession and repentance are not important. It's just they they're not a way to evade legal repercussions for your crimes, especially for crimes this severe. My disgust at this woman's gall knows no bounds.
  40. 1 point
    Cancer

    NGD Scenes from a Hat

    The great historical classic Victory at Sea is re-done as the chronicles of a post-apocalyptic clash between two Mad Max-esque rival armadas of drugged out JetSki jockeys armed with bazookas and chainsaws, fighting over the last dry-land islets in a South Pacific Ocean whose level has risen and inundated all the other islands for five thousand miles. Fanservice is provided by lots of bikini babes brandishing whiskey bottles (both intact and incompletely consumed, and empty and broken heavy glass melee/thrown weapons) and Hawaiian sling spearguns from the back seats of the Jetskis. Occasional incursions by King Headfoot, a giant octopus from the Mesozoic roused from a long Cthulhuesque slumber, who usually feeds on Godzilla spawn, provide additional random panlethal carnage that suggests the two bitter enemy factions should unite against the rampaging monstrosities that an outraged Mother Nature is releasing in her final campaign to extirpate all of Family Hominidae. The Surfer Barbeerians fail to take the hint, and in the end are wiped out in the same sort of final cataclysm suggested in the Planet of the Apes movies, but with more bikinis and less plot. NT: More movies (probably prequels) featuring the Surfer Barbeerians.
  41. 1 point
    JackValhalla

    Create a Villain Theme Team!

    It's rare to find a reality warper whose powers manifest as a brick, but Brink is an unusual woman. Rather than affecting the larger world, her powers are limited to a thin field around her body. And rather than the sophisticated possibilities of her teammates, her powers only work against the base laws of physics, like gravity, inertia, friction, electromagnetic force, etc. She is more vulnerable than most bricks to power drains, suppression fields and mental attacks, but that matters little when her punches strike at several times the speed of light with no equal-opposite reaction. She made her reputation by shredding a wall that was physically impossible to damage, and there is literally no degree of kinetic force or conventional energy that can harm her. On her team of flexible, versatile powers, she is the big gun that holds the center line.
  42. 1 point
    Duke Bushido

    Light Effects

    Immediately, I'd suggest a sense, any sense, that doesn't rely on light visible to the naked (normal) human eye. Attach it to your sight group. Baring that, go with a Steve Long-inspired model: Images: only to see what's in front of me. Less immediate: One of the goals of this entire exercise, as I understand it, is to figure out how to do the very thing you're asking about.
  43. 1 point
    Hugh Neilson

    Light Effects

    Given this is what we have from the limited current rules, I think that makes the best starting point. I don't see how we get darker than the description given for "a dark night" and still have any light to make sight useful. As well, any further penalty makes Darkvision more expensive, which just starts "point inflation". "A complete absence of light" is as dark as it can reasonably get. This is my basis for the determination - 6e refers to Darkvision being constructed as "+4 PSLs to counter darkness penalties". If it could be dark enough to impose -5, that construction fails. This bonus is very easy to achieve - a SuperScientist will often have a 15- PER roll from INT alone. Such a character can effectively navigate in anything less than total darkness just as effectively as we navigate in ordinary light. Of course, that -4 penalty remains meaningful if there is some other penalty to overcome, and that character's visual acuity is still reduced - it simply started out far better. Again taking my cues from what we find in the rules, there are no bonuses for better lighting, so the base must be as good as it can get. That would be the default, and another reason for using CE - that power does not simulate a Dispel or Suppress. Darkness typically affects the entire Sight Group, and is by definition impenetrable. It also makes 20 points of Darkness (5 for Sight Group + 15 for extending the radius 3 meters to 4 meters) better than 4 meters of CE "complete darkness". "Twice as dark" seems inconsistent with your premise that "dark is the default". If we start from -5 is a complete absence of light (i.e. it is no longer a penalty - normal sight has nothing to see), then: -4 is "black as a dark night" -3 is probably "a moonless night" -2 is "night in the city and -1 is "dimly lit/twilight". Perhaps the better phrasing would have been "dark is not the in-game default - the in-game default is ordinary lighting such that there are no penalties to sight rolls".
  44. 1 point
    redsash

    Light Effects

    Hi-Beam Headlights: Suppress natural darkness 4d6+1 (standard effect: 13 points), Area Of Effect (128m Line Explosion; +1/2) OAF Fragile (Headlight; -1 1/4), No Range (-1/2), Costs Endurance (to maintain; -1/2) 19 Active Points 6 Real Points
  45. 1 point
    Sundog

    Create a Villain Theme Team!

    From a time before time was anything more than a vague concept comes Ugg the Supercaveman! Strange visitor from another evolutionary line, with powers and abilities far beyond those of modern men! Faster than a fleeing Smilodon, more powerful than a good-sized Mammoth, able to leap reasonably sized hillocks with a single bound, dumb as a box of rocks. Which , along with his trusty club, is the majority of his weapons.
  46. 1 point
    Sundog

    Create a Villain Theme Team!

    From 1917 comes Trenchmaster, one of the first known supersoldiers. His enhanced strength used pretty much entirely to support his massive armour plated suit, Trechmaster isn't so much evil as desperate - he knows, from earlier time-travel adventures, that he is fated to die in early 1918 if he cannot find a way to never return to his own time. Father Time has promised him a haven in the 22nd Century if he helps with this heist.
  47. 1 point
    Sundog

    Create a Villain Theme Team!

    La Aranea, a Colombian drug cartel ruler known for her ruthlessness, cunning and use of superhuman minions. Whether she herself has superpowers herself is unclear, Happy to see new possible agents, but recognizing she needed more firepower...
  48. 1 point
    Killer Shrike

    Light Effects

    Yeah. Change Environment is not supposed to grant bonuses, which is a rather arbitrary ruling and one I don't agree with. Personally, I think the best way to model light is using the Change Environment model to grant +PER to sight as normal darkness is mechanically represented by -PER penalties to sight. Images only for light is to me a very awkward construct and basically a handwave. It is however the official way to do it. Personally, I just rely on common sense for this kind of thing...I don't really care what the mechanical representation is per se, I consider the intensity of the light source and distance from the light source and assess a lighting conditions PER penalty (including -0) the same as I would for an ambient light source.
  49. 1 point
    Michael Hopcroft

    Random Song Lyrics Thread

    To dream an impossible dream To bear the burden of enterprise To burn, though it may be fever, To go where no one will go To love until torn asunder To love too much, even wrongly To attempt, without an army, without armor, To reach for the unreachable star, That is my quest, To follow my star I don't care about my chances I don't care about time, or how wretched I am and I'll struggle forever without sleep, without complaint, To be condemned For the gold of one utterance of love. I don't know if I will be this hero but my heart holds fast and the towns have been shrouded in blue because of one poor soul Burn on, till all's been burnt Burn on, burn too much, even wrongly To reach out till I'm torn apart, To reach for the unreachable star.
  50. 1 point
    Old Man

    The Most Annoying Song of All Time

    As far as I'm concerned Hermit has already won the thread with that Whiney Houston song. I'd also like to mention songs that are really just a few lines of music played over and over again, repeatedly, over and over again, repeatedly, over and over again. This includes Bob Seger's "I Wanna Get Lost In Your Rock And Roll", Steve Miller Band's "The Joker", and any "hit" by George Harrison.
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